Simple Minds and the B-52s

Simple Minds and the B-52s at Bimbadgen Hunter Valley

The majestic Simple Minds and the B-52s will team up in February 2017 to perform one of summer's more captivating concerts at Bimbadgen Winery at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley. On Saturday 11 February, in a day on the green show, Simple Minds and B-52s will be joined by will be joined by Australia’s own ARIA Hall of Famers Models and the innovative and eclectic Machinations.

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Australia was the first country in the world to embrace Simple Minds, giving the band its first ever hit single Love Song and first Gold album New Gold Dream. The love affair has continued ever since through countless chart-toppers like Don’t You (Forget About Me), Alive and Kicking, Promised You A Miracle, Glittering Prize and Waterfront spanning eight Top 20 albums and hugely successful concert tours.

It’s been said Simple Minds has a love affair with Australia and I think that’s true. It was the first country anywhere in the world to give us success and from our very first tours, we’ve always had a wonderful bond with Australian audiences. We have so many fantastic memories and can’t wait to be playing there again.  

Jim Kerr

When the B-52s – Fred Schneider, Cindy Wilson, Kate Pierson and Keith Strickland - toured Australia for a day on the green in 2009, the response was over-the-top! Irreverent and hugely entertaining, the band’s cosmic appeal was irresistible.

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The B-52s put Athens, Georgia on the musical map with their quirky and unconventional take on the new wave sound of the era. Their irrepressible live shows and massive hits like Rock Lobster, Private Idaho, Roam and the barnstorming Love Shack, which notched up eight weeks at number 1 on the Australian charts, have endeared them to audiences worldwide.

It has been seven years since we have toured Australia and we are just thrilled to be returning! Yes - we’ll be coming back to ‘wonder down under’ on an amazing tour with Simple Minds. Come party with us!


A Day on the Green Concert at Bimbadgen

Saturday 11 February 2017 at Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley, New South Wales. Simple Minds and the B-52s with Models and Machinations.

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