Simple Minds have announced they will perform material from their first five albums at four UK venues in February and March 2012. The shows will be part of a 16-date European tour beginning in Portugal on 14th February with the first UK shows taking place at Birmingham Academy and in the band’s hometown of Glasgow, at Barrowland, on 24th and 25th February respectively.

The band will exclusively play five songs from each of their first five albums; Life In A Day, Real To Real Cacophony, Empires and Dance, Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Calling and New Gold Dream (81, 82, 83, 84). A box set titled Simple Minds X5 will be released to coincide with the tour.

European tour dates as follows:

    February

  • 14th @ Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 15th @ Riviera, Madrid, Spain
  • 16th @ Razzamatazz, Barcelona,Spain
  • 18th @ Paradiso, Amsterdam,Netherlands
  • 19th @ Admiralpalast, Berlin,Germany
  • 20th @ Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 21st @ Sentrum Scene, Oslo,Norway
  • 23rd @ Cirque Royal, Brussels,Belgium
  • 24th @ Birmingham Academy
  • 25th @ Glasgow Barrowland
  • 27th @ Casino De Paris, France
  • 28th @ Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
  • 29th @ Komplex 457, Zurich,Switzerland

March

  • 2nd @ London Roundhouse
  • 3rd @ Manchester Ritz
  • 4th @ Olympia Theatre, Dublin