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Scottish band recording again after 27 years

Simple Minds‘ original line-up are to hit the studio this summer for the first time in 27 years.

The group have reformed for live dates to mark the group’s 30-year anniversary, but are now set to record new material from mid-June.

The original members – Brian McGee, Derek Forbes, Mick McNeil, Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill – are planning to record two new tracks during the sessions.

Further studio work will apparently happen on a ‘Let’s see what happens’ basis.

Referring to the decision to record new material, frontman Jim Kerr said: “Of course I am excited with the prospect of working with the original line-up once more.

“The last time we worked together was on our ‘Sons And Fascination/Sister Feelings Call’ album, featuring songs like ‘The American’, ‘Themes For Great Cities’ and ‘Love Song’, and it is still considered by many as among our best ever

work. We have a lot to live up to, but we intend to have some fun

attempting to do just that.”

Simple Minds play:

Manchester MEN Arena (November 27)

Birmingham NEC (28)

London Wembley Arena (29)

Sheffield Arena Tuesday (December 1)

Cardiff International Arena (2)

Glasgow SECC (4)

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