For just over two and a half hours in Milwaukee Saturday night, Simple Minds worked through two sets that hit upon virtually every corner of their catalog, including their brand new studio album Walk Between Worlds (the group's eighteenth)...
"Hello, Milwaukee!" said Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr Saturday night in Milwaukee. "We bring you greetings from Glasgow, Scotland."
Simple Minds, as part of a rare U.S. tour, performed two sets Saturday in Milwaukee at the Pabst Theater separated by a brief intermission.
The work of longtime guitarist Charlie Burchill was particularly incisive Saturday on cuts like "Up on the Catwalk" early and "See the Lights" later.
The voice of powerhouse background vocalist Sarah Brown pushed Kerr on cuts like a cover of "Dirty Old Town" as the group moved through Simple Minds hits like "Promised You a Miracle," "All the Things She Said," "Don't You (Forget About Me)," and "Alive and Kicking."
"It's been 25 years or more since we last played Milwaukee," said Kerr. "I want to thank all of you for singing and dancing tonight. From the first song tonight you stood up. Making us feel like rock stars... when we're more like taxi drivers!" joked the frontman.
Simple Minds perform tonight (Monday, October 15th) at Chicago Theatre. Click HERE to purchase tickets.
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- Jim Ryan ( @RadioJimRyan )