Tickets open for Simple Minds on November 18

SIRROMET: Simple Minds comes to Sirromet on December 6, 2020. Photo: Dean Chalkley
SIRROMET: Simple Minds comes to Sirromet on December 6, 2020. Photo: Dean Chalkley

Simple Minds brings its 40 years of hits tours to Sirromet on Sunday, December 6, 2020.

The band brings guests UK electronic pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark which will be touring Australia for the first time since 1987.

This tour celebrates Simple Minds' 40: The Best Of 1979-2019, a 40-song collection that marks the band's 40th anniversary. The compilation features a new song, a cover of For One Night Only by Scottish singer-songwriter King Creosote.

The concert also features Eurogliders.

Simple Minds has sold more than 60 million albums,and catches the mood of the post-punk era, emerging with a style ingrained in the art-rock of David Bowie and the electronic dance of Donna Summer. The band became one of the great bands of its generation, deploying rousing choruses and booming atmospherics to provide a soundtrack that has endured. its first Australian tour was with Icehouse in 1981.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark is acclaimed around the world for bringing avant-garde music into the mainstream. Led by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, the group is best-known for If You Leave, the smash hit from the classic teen movie Pretty In Pink, plus the anti-war song Enola Gay, and Souvenir, Locomotion, (Forever) Live And Die, We Love You, Dreaming and Pandora's Box.

Eurogliderswasformed in Perth in 1980 as Living Single and later re-named Eurogliders. It boasts astring of pop gems, including Heaven (Must Be There) - which also charted in the US - We Will Together and the aptly titled Can't Wait To See You.

Tickets are $119,90 for general admission and $249.90 for front diamond seating. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Monday, November 18 with ticketek.com.au, 132 849.

Coach transport from a variety of locations and shuttles from railway stations are available.