Saturday, October 24, 2009

A kind of tribute

Although it's hugely unlikely that Kraftwerk will ever appear on stage working their way through a Simple Minds album, there is something pretty pleasing about the planned tour event where OMD and Simple Minds will join forces to cover Neon Light.

Two bands, who slumped into perhaps-less-good work and pomped-up meaninglessness respectively, reclaiming their early electronic heritage with a knee-bend to their inspiration? It almost makes the idea of a joint OMD/Simple Minds tour a cultural landmark.

Tour dates:

Newcastle Arena - Nov 30
Birmingham LG Arena - Dec 2
Manchester MEN Arena - Dec 3
Sheffield Arena - Dec 5
Cardiff CIA - Dec 6
London Wembley Arena - Dec 7
Glasgow SECC - Dec 11
Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre - Dec 12