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    The Scottish rock band Simple Minds will perform on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, in the Cavea amphitheater, in Rome.

     

    THE BAND

    Simple Minds was formed in 1977, in Glasgow. The current lineup of the band consists of the two remaining original members – Jim Kerr (vocals) and Charlie Burchill (electric & acoustic guitars, saxophone and violin), and the more recent members – Ged Grimes (bass guitar), Cherisse Osei (drums), Sarah Brown (backing vocals) and Gordy Goudie (additional guitar & keyboards).

    Simple Minds became best known internationally for their hit Don’t You (Forget About Me), released in 1985. Their other prominent hit singles include Alive and Kicking and Belfast Child.

    They were the most commercially successful Scottish band of the 1980s and, over the course of their career, they sold more than 60 million albums.

     

    THE VENUE

    Auditorium Parco della Musica, designed by Renzo Piano and completed on December 21, 2002, represents a complex of halls dedicated to music, in particular, and to art, in general. The Cavea is an open-air amphitheater in the heart of the Auditorium, which can accommodate up to 3,000 spectators.

    Auditorum Parco della Musica is located in Largo Luciano Berio, in the northwest of Rome. The closest bus stop is De Coubertin/Auditorium, located about 110 meters away, on the bus Lines 53, 168, 910 and 982.

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