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    The Scottish rock band Simple Minds will perform on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, starting with 9.00 pm, on the magical Sicilian stage of Teatro Antico, in Taormina.

    The concert, initially planned for July 18, 2020, was postponed first to July 17, 2021, and then to July 12, 2022.

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    Besides the concert in Taormina, Simple Minds will also appear on stage in Pescara, on July 14, 2022, in Pistoia, on July 15, 2022, in Rome, on July 17, at the Roma Summer Fest 2022, and in Verona, on July 18, 2022.

     

    THE BAND

    Simple Minds was born 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 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.

    The discography of the band consists of 18 studio albums, eight live albums, 12 compilation albums, nine box sets, 52 singles, and five video albums.

    Simple Minds was 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

    The Ancient Theater of Taormina is an ancient Greek theater built around the third century BC. With a diameter of 120 metres, the theater is the second largest of its kind in Sicily, after that of Syracuse, and it is frequently used for theatrical performances and concerts.

    The theater is located about 450 meters away from the Porta Messina, the main entrance to the town, where you can also find a bus station to the Taormina-Giardini train station. The railway station is about 3.2 kilometers away, or about 50 minutes on foot.

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