Simple Minds in Dubai 2016

80s Scottish band Simple Minds will play a gig in Dubai next year following a European tour

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Simple Minds are playing the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium next year.

The Scottish group will be taking to the stage January 28 after being in the music industry for more than three decades.

Finding fame in the 1980s, and success with their album ‘Empires And Dance’, the quintet’s arrival is sure to be popular with many expats in the emirate.

Fans can expect founding members Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill, plus Mel Gaynor, Andy Gillespie and Ged Grimes to perform tracks including ‘Don’t You’ and ‘Alive and Kicking’.

The band are currently on their 16th LP titled ‘Big Music’, described as a “culmination of a decade of stealthy rediscovery that has seen Simple Minds make two albums, 2005's ‘Black & White 050505’ and 2009's ‘Graffiti Soul’”. The record was released in 2014.

In the lead-up to playing in Dubai, Simple Minds will be doing concerts across Europe. In November they stop in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands, UK and Ireland.

They aren’t the only Celtic musicians to visit the emirate this winter. Texas were at the Irish Village last week and Midge Ure played the same venue recently.

Doors open 7pm and the show starts 9pm.

Tickets are priced at Dhs225 and can be bought from Virgin Megastores or online.

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