Simple Minds

Orpheum Theatre


After a gap of more than 30 years Scottish new wave rockers Simple Minds returned to Vancouver for a show at the Orpheum.

Simple Minds brought their Walk Between Worlds Tour to the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver on Monday night. The tour, supporting their latest album started in February in the UK, before finally making its way to North America in late September.

It hasn’t just taken the tour a while to get here, it has taken the band more than 32 years to make their way back to Vancouver, having last played the Pacific Coliseum in 1986. I think it is fair to say the audience was more than ready for their return.

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An Evening with Simple Minds – celebrating 40 years – two full sets featuring iconic songs spanning their whole career.

With Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill now part of a theatrical gang of musicians that are, in Jim’s words, ‘more inspired by the likes Sly & The Family Stone than a traditional male rock band’, the tour will feature the Acoustic tour line up of: Jim and Charlie, percussionist Cherisse Osei and backing vocalist Catherine AD alongside band mainstays Ged Grimes on bass, multi-instrumentalist Gordy Goudie, and regular backing singer (and sometimes lead vocalist) Sarah Brown. ‘The whole stage set-up is now more fluid,’ says Charlie. ‘We’re working on fresh arrangements of some old songs, and there is going to be more movement between the musicians onstage. There will be time for people to digest the songs and more space for Jim to talk to the audience.’

Simple Minds were the standard bearers for a new kind of rock in the Eighties when they took the art-rock invention of post-punk and constructed a musical Colossus by adding rousing choruses and a touch of Celtic soul. As they contemplate turning 40, their legacy is something to be proud of and with WALK BETWEEN WORLDS their story continues to evolve.