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    Simple Minds – 40 Years of Hits Tour 2020

    Date: 18 July 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    The Scottish band Simple Minds will perform on Saturday, July 18, 2020, on the magical Sicilian stage of Teatro Antico, in Taormina.   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. 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, Read more [...]