Simple Minds, OMD touring this fall
"The plan is for them to hit South America the first three weeks of September and start in North America around Sept. 23/24 through the end of October with OMD coming along for the U.S. tour," says Rick Shoor, who is serving as Simple Minds' U.S. agent. "They're in discussions with OMD for their European dates as well but so far they've only confirmed their intent to tour with us in North America."
Both Simple Minds and OMD celebrated their 30th anniversaries in 2008. Simple Minds is working on a new album -- Graffiti Soul -- set for for a May 25 release. A bonus album of 10 covers (including Neil Young's Rockin' in the Free World, Thin Lizzy's Whiskey in the Jar and The Call's Let the Day Begin) will be sold as part of a special edition of Graffiti Soul.
[Photo by Sven Hoogerhuis]