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Glastonbury: Did you watch on TV? Any faves?
I enjoyed so much of what I have seen so far on BBC. Radiohead were out of this world good. Elbow, their performance of "Lippy Kids" made my eyes mist up.
Lorde more than delivered.
One of my all time faves failed to appear as scheduled.Toots And The Maytal's. What happened?
Chic's performance made me feel full of joy.
Everybody loves the music of...
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06/26/2017 at 09:49. Facebook
GLASGOW - PIANO CITY: Pianos everywhere in Glasgow, and anyone can just walk up and play! A great initiative by the city - I wonder if Andy Gilllespie or Mick MacNeil will show up? [ Glasgowpianocity.org Link ]
Meanwhile I should dig out mine (pic) from the bottom of the garden. Obviously it's been a while since I played!
GLASGOW PIANO CITY Pianos everywhere in Glasgow and anyone can just walk
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06/25/2017 at 09:13. Facebook
FROM POSTCARD TO VIDEO JOURNALS! Times change and methods change with it. This we know!
Somewhere in the attic of my parents house is a box of postcards that I sent to them throughout our first years of touring. They were always delighted to receive them and it was, to be frank, the only way to keep in touch and let them know how Simple Minds were doing. I did send the odd letter but there was...
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FROM POSTCARD TO VIDEO JOURNALS Times change and methods change with it This we know
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06/24/2017 at 09:30. Facebook
‎When we make music, we never know how people are going to relate? How they will use it? Will it have a positive impact? Will it have any impact at all?

Robert Wiklund‎ wrote to Simple Minds Official

"Me, dad, used to listen to your live concerts at our summer place, knowing he was dying in cancer. Giving him a beer or two under supervision, and meds. Listening to a concert ,sharing our love...
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When we make music we never know how people are going to
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06/23/2017 at 14:18. Facebook
DIAMOND DOGS : Didn't really mean to interrupt Cherisse Osei, esp when both her and Charlie Burchill are working extremely hard throughout these days in the studio.
Thankfully Cherisse does not seem to mind too much!
And Leila is definitely happy to be in the studio with Simple Minds.
OK...and now it's off to the park with Leila for me
DIAMOND DOGS Didnt really mean to interrupt Cherisse Osei esp when both
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06/22/2017 at 14:11. Facebook
FESTIVAL SEASON: I have no idea how many open-air festival appearances Simple Mind have made to date? Hundreds maybe?
No doubt someone out there will know the answer to that, if so I would love to see that list?

As far as our first ever festival appearance goes, I reckon that would have been Sunday, March 9, 1980 @ Pavillon Baltard, Nogent-sur-Marne, France.
The festival, in - door, went...
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FESTIVAL SEASON I have no idea how many openair festival appearances Simple
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ELECTRIC GUITAR

Walked and just saw Charlie Burchill holding an "electric guitar."
Now that is something that I've not seen for a wee while!

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ELECTRIC GUITAR Walked and just saw Charlie Burchill holding an electric guitar
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OUT TODAY ! Get your hands on the BBC MUSIC #InConcert performance of #SimpleMindsAcoustic Live.

The UK & European tour may have just ended but you can now re-live all of those wonderful moments again & again on DVD, Blu-ray, and DVD+CD.

More info here:
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OUT TODAY Get your hands on the BBC MUSIC InConcert performance of

OUT NOW ! - Acoustic In Concert DVD & BLURAY - SIMPLEMINDS.COM

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TOGETHER. It is one of the most evocative words in our language. I'd agree with that. Because while achieving something alone can be somewhat satisfying, to reach a goal by working together is where the real joy exists. Alone - there is very little that any of us can really do. Together however – the possibilities are endless! As we found out on this recent Simple Minds Acoustic Tour.
TOGETHER It is one of the most evocative words in our language
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ANOTHER GREEN WORLD

When a successful tour comes to end, it is natural that the feelings of both relief and fulfillment take over.

Relief in the dutiful sense that all obligations were met, that we turned up on stage at the appointed time and venues. That the stage lights shone just as they were meant to, and most importantly of all, that the music of Simple Minds worked its magic, sounding...
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ANOTHER GREEN WORLD When a successful tour comes to end it is
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Time to return the chandelier back to where it came from in Zermatt, Switzerland.
And we are most definitely going to miss seeing it, and all it came to represent as a symbol of the Acoustic Tour.
Will we ever feel the need to bring it back? Will we ever feel the need to revisit the Acoustic format for that matter?
The answer is...who knows what the future will bring?
But given the amazing...
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Time to return the chandelier back to where it came from in Zermatt Switzerland
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In Episode 5 of her #SIMPLEMINDSACOUSTIC tour diary Cherisse Osei talks to Jim, Charlie & Sarah as the band headed towards the UK a couple of weeks ago & contemplated playing 'Let The Day Begin' for the first time on the Acoustic Tour!
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In Episode 5 of her SIMPLEMINDSACOUSTIC tour diary Cherisse Osei talks to

CHERISSE OSEI - SIMPLE MINDS ACOUSTIC TOUR DIARY EPISODE 5

Hey guys, Here is next tour diary episode for you lovely people from when we were in Spain :) It's the last night of the tour tonight in Dublin so trying not...

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Gillian Spencer
Last night of the tour in Dublin, how wonderful to have good friends that live locally !

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Last night of the tour in Dublin how wonderful to have good friends that live locally
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Patrick Collins
After 9 weeks of travelling including performing 48 dates, Simple Minds Acoustic tour will come to an end here in Dublin - within the next few hours.

Charlie Burchill and I cannot express the amount of gratitude we feel towards all who came to see us on this tour. We appreciate your encouragement (And loyalty to our music.) immensely.

Equally we share the same level of gratitude towards...
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After 9 weeks of travelling including performing 48 dates Simple Minds Acoustic
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2nd DUBLIN - TONIGHT. Charlie Burchill was thrilling fans on stage and off in Dublin last night. Expect more of that tonight as we get set to play the last show of this ACOUSTIC TOUR. No better place to end a tour, going out on the highest of highs etc...than in Ireland! See you later...thanks for coming.
2nd DUBLIN TONIGHT Charlie Burchill was thrilling fans on stage and off
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DUBLIN OLYMPIA : First Night : Will Lee posted "Met two ladies after, one of whom had Mr Kerr sat in her lap. Their night was well and truly made.
What a gig. What a performance. What a night. Precious... better than perfect! " Lee Stafford said "The Olympia rocked so much, the Chandelier even shook..! Lorraine Conway "Storytelling, profanities, and great great music.Absolutely amazing night....
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DUBLIN OLYMPIA First Night Will Lee posted Met two ladies after one
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Dublin remains a special place for both Jim & Charlie and there can be no doubt that tonight & tomorrow will see a magical #simplemindsacoustic tour finale!

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Dublin remains a special place for both Jim Charlie and there can
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IS DUBLIN READY FOR OUR DEADLY DUO? Cannot express how much pleasure it's been to have these two on stage during this Acoustic Tour.
1 year ago, I asked colleague/remixer, Johnson Somerset, to recommend a percussionist, adding "One who'd bring visual impact?" Johnson suggested percussionist/drummer Cherisse Osei That is how we came to hook up with "The Little Magician."
As for singer, Sarah...
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IS DUBLIN READY FOR OUR DEADLY DUO Cannot express how much pleasure
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DUBLIN: Powered on by the very best kind of audience in Belfast, we now come to our final destination on this tour. We'll set the night on fire tonight and tomorrow here in Dublin - see you later! Charlotte Cahill posted "An epic night in Belfast!" Ian Reynolds "What a show in Belfast 2nite. If u've missed this tour u've missed something special. Been to many many SM concerts, this was right...
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DUBLIN Powered on by the very best kind of audience in Belfast
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Ellen Hanna
Gavin Duffy