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BEST LIVE SHOW

LIVE & EVENTS

© Dave Freak

SIMPLE MINDS

GRANDSLAM 18, COVENTRY

18 AUGUST

WHAM, BAM… IT’S GRANDSLAM, AS TWO MUCH-LOVED SCOTTISH ACTS AND A GREAT PRETENDER FROM AMERICA ARE SENT TO COVENTRY – ONE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME…

Delving back into Simple Minds’ long history, Jim Kerr reckons tonight is a first. “In 40 years, we’ve been around the world a thousand times and never played Coventry!” he declares.

Hard to believe that even in those floundering pre-hits days, when the Scots played such towns as Kidderminster and Dawlish, they didn’t make it to the city that birthed 2-Tone and King – but then, who’s going to argue with Jim?

Earlier in the evening, fellow Scot KT Tunstall, armed with various guitars, pedals and loops, opens Grandslam. She’s recently “defected to Venice Beach, Los Angeles, where everyone wears white jeans”, and the move seems to have reinvigorated the songwriter.

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Classic Pop magazine is the ultimate celebration of great pop and chart music. Each month we bring you the very best artist interviews and features, music news plus a packed reviews section. From the new wave acts of the late-70s through to the synth-pop, New Romantic, ska, indie and guitar greats of the 80s and chart stars of the 90s, it’s all here. We also bring the story bang up-to-date with new acts that have a retro flavour.