Simple Minds and Underworld added to The Wyldes UK 2024 line up!

Underworld play The Wyldes UK 2024

Electronic music heroes UNDERWORLD will be performing live in The Wyldes on Saturday 8th June 2024, in their first live performance in Cornwall EVER.

Rick Smith and Karl Hyde, the innovative minds that gave us UNDERWORLD, have been bringing their trademark hypnotic sound to audiences across the globe for decades, and their newly announced 2024 tour promises to level up the live experience for their listeners to astronomical heights.

Having stamped their name clearly on the front cover of the 1990’s underground techno scene, Underworld’s definitive moment in the spotlight came when their timeless anthem Born Slippy (Nuxx) became the soundtrack for a generation when it featured in cult classic film Trainspotting. The success launched the duo into mainstream success, earning them millions of album sales, countless sold-out live shows, and further soundtrack signings for the mesmerising work they continued to produce without compromise in the years that followed.

UNDERWORLD have provided scores to productions by Academy Award winning directors Anthony Minghella and Danny Boyle, exhibited in galleries, and soundtracked the Opening Ceremony to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The act have cemented their title as festival line-up heavyweights, with the commercial and critical success of 2016 GRAMMY nominated album Barbara, Barbara, we face a shining future saw them headlining stages at the world’s biggest festivals, including Coachella, Glastonbury and Summer Sonic. Underworld have continued to create new music, pleasing crowds of thousands at their live shows and festival appearances ever since.

UNDERWORLD’s latest release, their hypnotic new single denver luna, dropped in both an intimate acapella version, and an amplified 8 minute track bring fans more timeless magic, in a promise of what’s to come in their 2024 UK and European live tours.

This will be extra exciting news for the dance music aficionados, after the popularity of previous years’ dance shows here from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong with Symphony Orchestra and Ministry of Sound Classical.

Next up are global rock icons SIMPLE MINDS will be bringing their world-class live show to Cornwall for the first time in 40 years. And they’ll really be at The Wyldes on Saturday 22nd June 2024.

Formed in the seventies, SIMPLE MINDS are one of the most successful bands ever to come from the UK, having sold over 60 million records worldwide, collected awards, and shot straight to the top of the music charts with their singles and albums.

With five UK number one albums under their belts, SIMPLE MINDS have received glittering acclaim for their work throughout their career, and in more recent years have seen a resurgence in popularity with audiences all over the world gathering in their thousands to see the band perform their well-known hits including ‘Promised You a Miracle’, ‘Glittering Prize’, ‘Someone Somewhere in Summertime’, ‘Waterfront’, ‘Alive and Kicking’, ‘Sanctify Yourself’ and ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’, with the group consistently regarded as one of the best live outfits of their generation. Referring to their 2022 Wembley Arena concert The Times said ‘back in fashion and on thrilling form’.

Concerts are the life blood of Simple Minds, it’s where we and our audience come alive and energised through music. Four decades on from when we first set out, this global tour will demonstrate that Simple Minds are still alive and kicking!

Jim Kerr, Vocalist

SIMPLE MINDS have received universal critical acclaim for their recent albums, with MOJO Magazine describing their 2015 release ‘Big Music’ as ‘their best album in 30 years’. In 2018, Simple Minds performed on their largest US tour to date, and their 2022 release ‘Direction Of The Heart’ launched into the top of album charts in the UK and internationally. To top it all, the band have also been awarded a Q Awards Lifetime Achievement award for their music.

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