Simple Minds at City Groove Festival in Podgorica

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The band Simple Minds will be the main stars of this year’s City Groove festival. This rock spectacle will take place at the Stadium in Podgorica on June 3rd.

The concert of the most successful Scottish rock band of all time will take place on their world tour where they are promoting their 18th studio album "Walk Between Worlds“ released at the beginning of the year.

The album was announced with the single “Magic”.

“Dreams do come true, only if you believe in them... and work hard. Simple Minds is a band which stands among the greatest bands of all time, and I am happy we will host them on June 3rd in Podgorica”, said Dragan Bulajic, the director of City Groove festival.

The band was formed in the late 70s in Glasgow, and from the beginning, their music evolved from post-punk, new wave to art rock influenced by Roxy Music, pop sounds and U2. Until the 80s they published three albums thanks to which they received the status of an experimental band of "new wave”.

With the albums "Sons And Fascination" and "Sister Feelings Call" published in 1981, their reputation was additionally secured, and they turned to a more commercial sound. They achieved their first success in 1982 with the album "New Gold Dream (‪81-82-83-84)", which had hits like "Promised You A Miracle", "Glittering Prize" and "Someone Somewhere In Summertime", and thanks to this project they conquered the audience in America, too.

The album "Sparkle In The Rain" (1984) followed which presented the band with a more substantial sound.

The band’s breakthrough was the song "Don't You (Forget About Me)”, wrote by the producer Keith Forsey for the movie "Breakfast Club" by John Hughes. This song, before it became a trademark of Simple Minds, was turned down by Billy Idol and Bryan Ferry. "Don't You (Forget About Me)” came to the top position of the best-selling singles in the USA and became a classic marking the whole decade.

Thanks to the album Once Upon A Time" (1985) and new big hits "Alive And Kicking" and "Sanctify Yourself", Simple Minds became the world’s concert attraction in the same level as U2.

Although their carrier peak was in the 80s, they are still successful on the music scene, and the audience in Podgorica will be assured of that.

City Groove festival will continue with their excellent program this year, and as the first green festival, they will raise consciousness on preserving the environment. The fourth City Groove festival will take place at the Stadium in Podgorica from June 1 to 3, 2018.

Tickets will be available after the announcement of the full lineup. 

Text by Vijesti online, on March 25th, 2018, read more at Vijesti

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