The original members of Simple Minds )Brian McGee, Derek Forbes, Mick McNeil, Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill) will record for the first time in 27 years starting this June '08 to coincide with their 30 year anniversary
Jim Kerr: "Of course I am excited with the prospect of working with the original line - up once more. I had always believed that the day would come when we would get the opportunity to do so. The last time we worked together was on our Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call album, featuring songs like The American, Themes for Great Cities, Love Song etc, and it is still considered by many as among our best ever work. We have a lot to live up to, but we intend to have some fun attempting to do just that."
They are also on tour: see below (thanx Noble PR)
Simple Minds: 2008 UK Tour Dates
With Very Special Guests 'Deacon Blue'
Thursday Nov 27th – Manchester MEN Arena
Friday November 28th – Birmingham NEC
Saturday November 29th – London Wembley Arena
Monday December 1st – Sheffield Arena Tuesday
Tuesday December 2nd – Cardiff International Arena
Thursday December 4th – Glasgow SECC