Simple Minds


Tuesday 12 April 2022

Tickets from: £40.40


The Simple Minds event due to take place at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on 21 August 2021 has been rescheduled again to Tuesday 12 April 2022.
A statement from the promoter reads: "Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation and uncertainty surrounding the easing of restrictions, the Simple Minds August & September 2021 shows have been postponed. The rearranged dates will instead take place in March & April 2022. Customers are advised to keep hold of their tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates."
Please note, you may not have received your ticket as yet but your ticket order is valid so you do not need to contact us. If you opted for your tickets to be delivered via post, tickets will be dispatched around four weeks prior to the event. 
If you have any queries, please email
We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible but we are currently receiving a high volume of emails and many staff remain furloughed or working part-time so please allow up to 21 days for a response. 


Simple Minds at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Tuesday 12 April 2022

Due to phenomenal demand Simple Minds have added five extra UK arena dates to their world tour in 2020 celebrating 40 iconic years. Simple Minds are fronted by founder members Jim Kerr (vocals) and Charlie Burchill (guitar).

“Simple Minds are different now,” says Jim Kerr. “We’re not a stock rock band, but we haven’t changed our line-up to be cool. We’ve done it because it’s great to have so many amazing players on board. I’m grateful for the career we’ve had, but I’m mad enough to think we can still hit new levels. This is what we do – write, record and play live.”

“The perception that we're now gathering pace is down to our attitude to playing live,” adds Charlie Burchill. “There have been lots of different incarnations of Simple Minds, but we’ve always kept our identity. A legacy can be a burden if you allow it to be. For us, it's been empowering.”

Simple Minds marked their 40th anniversary celebrations with the release of the career-spanning compilation ‘40: The Best Of – 1979-2019’ out now via UMC. Collating their early fan favourites with their era-defining hits and their essential recent material, the collection also includes a gloriously euphoric new track - a cover of King Creosote’s celebration of weekend revelry ‘For One Night Only’.

Simple Minds have experienced a remarkable journey since releasing their debut album ‘Life in a Day’ in 1979. Constantly evolving, the band’s rousing choruses and booming atmospherics made them one of the most iconic bands of the Eighties. Along the way, they’ve landed five UK #1 albums, topped the singles charts on both sides of the Atlantic, sold over 60 million albums and packed stadiums the world over.

But the story didn’t end there. After taking some time out, they returned revitalised and resurgent with the 2014 album ‘Big Music’ and have maintained that upward momentum ever since. They claimed the Q Inspiration Award that same year, which was followed by an Ivor Novello in 2016. And when last year’s ‘Walk Between Worlds’ album crashed into the UK charts at #4, it represented their highest position in 23 years. No wonder that the Manic Street Preachers, Moby, Primal Scream and many others cite Simple Minds as a vital inspiration.
Ticket Prices:
Price C Seats: £40.40
Price B Seats: £51.60
Price A Seats: £74.00

Directors Bar Hospitality Experience - £120 per person 
Great seats in Blocks 15 of the Arena
Three drinks per person
Access to the Directors Bar from the opening of doors until 9.30pm

Spotlight Hospitality Experience - £148 per person
Great floor seats or Block 15
Welcome drink on arrival
Two course meal served on your own reserved table within the Spotlight Bar and Restaurant 

Private Executive Suite Hospitality Experience - £1,350 for 10 people (£135 per person)
Private Executive Suite for 10 guests (includes tickets)
Welcome drink on arrival
Two course buffet served on your own reserved table within the Spotlight Bar and Restaurant
Dedicated hospitality entrance with lift access 
Access to the Spotlight Bar and waiting service within the suites 

To book a hospitality package please contact a member of our hospitality team - email us or book online.

Please note:

  • We’re operating bag and search policies. Please do not bring bags to events if possible. If you need to bring a bag, no rucksacks or bags larger than 35cm x 40cm x 19cm will be permitted. Lockers will not be available for use. All customers will be subject to a search outside the venue via wand before entering.
  • The time shown is the door time, not the start time. Event times will be posted closer to the date. 
  • Maximum 8 tickets per person.

If you require a BSL interpreter for the show please request this at the Box Office when booking tickets, allowing 4 weeks’ notice prior to the event. You can book tickets in person at our Box Office or via 0808 164 4616.
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