Simple Minds and The Pretenders announce joint UK tour for 2018, here's how to get tickets
- Craig Angus
- 11 December 2017
Grand Slam tour will see the two iconic groups joined by special guest KT Tunstall for a run of shows in August and September
Simple Minds and The Pretenders have announced a joint UK tour for 2018. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Wed 13 Dec.
The Grand Slam tour will see the two bands joined by a very special guest, KT Tunstall. Simple Minds and The Pretenders will both play separate headline shows in Leeds, on Fri 3 Aug and Sat 11 Aug, but the bill will otherwise travel together throughout August and September 2018.
Simple Minds have just released their 18th studio album, Walk Between Worlds, and will perform songs from that record, plus classics like '(Don't You) Forget About Me' and 'Alive and Kicking'.
Led by Chrissie Hynde, The Pretenders released their 10th studio album, Alone, in 2016, and will surely dig out hits like 'Brass In Pocket' for the Grand Slam tour.
Simple Minds and The Pretenders UK tour dates 2018:
Fri 3 Aug – Millennium Square, Leeds *
Sat 4 Aug – Kent Event Square, Maidstone
Sun 5 Aug – Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil
Fri 10 Aug – AJ Bell Stadium, Salford
Sat 11 Aug – Millennium Square, Leeds **
Sat 18 Aug – Butts Park, Coventry
Sun 19 Aug – Emirates Riverside, Durham
Sat 25 Aug – Riverside Park, Newark
Sun 26 Aug – Castle Park, Colchester
Mon 27 Aug – Trent Country Park, Enfield
Fri 31 Aug – Lydiard Park, Swindon
Sat 1 Sep – South of England Event Centre, Ardingly
Sun 2 Sep – Taunton Racecourse
Sat 8 Sep – Northern Meeting Park, Inverness
Sun 9 Sep – Slessor Gardens, Dundee
*The Pretenders and special guest at Leeds' Millennium Square
**Simple Minds and KT Tunstall at Leeds' Millennium Square
Tickets for the Grand Slam tour go on sale at 9am on Wed 13 Dec