ONE of the most memorable pop bands of the Eighties have announced a short UK tour for next year.

Simple Minds will play the Brighton Centre on Monday, April 20.

Tickets go on sale on Friday and start from £39.05.

The tour will celebrate the band’s 40th year in music, having burst on to the scene in 1979 with their debut album Life In A Day.

Since then the Scottish band have released 19 studio albums, with the most recent being last year’s Walk Between Worlds.

The record went to number four in the charts and gave the group their highest chart ranking in 23 years.

Songs such as Mandela Day, Alive And Kicking and Belfast Child gave Simple Minds notable success in the UK, but they came into the international spotlight in 1985 following the release of their best known single Don’t You (Forget About Me) which featured in the soundtrack of the cult classic film The Breakfast Club.

The band’s rousing choruses and booming atmospherics made them one of the most memorable bands of the Eighties.

They have managed five number one albums and sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.

They also picked up the Inspiration Award from Q Magazine in 2014.

The band’s line-up may have changed over the years but the two constants remain vocalist Jim Kerr and guitarist Charlie Burchill.

The line-up is currently completed by guitarist Gordon Goudie, bassist Ged Grimes, drummer Cherisse Osei, keyboard player Catherine AD and backing vocalist Sarah Brown.

The band will bring their greatest hits to Brighton Centre next year and give fans a chance to listen back to four decades of pop classic.

The seven-date UK tour kicks off in Cardiff on April 14 and will visit Bournemouth, London, Leeds, Brighton and Birmingham before culminating in Glasgow on April 25.

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