We will never forget the atomic force with which Simple Minds blew us away, with their electro funk punk song ‘I travel’ (1980). After that the Glasgow band’s career took a flight, playing in ever-bigger concert halls and climbing steadily to the top of the festival bills. The following decades, however, grunge, techno, hip hop and Britpop dominated the scene. But now Jim Kerr and company are back with a blast. Their synthesizers sound sharper than ever and the bass in tracks like ‘The signal and the noise’ or ‘Magic’ hits you straight in the gut. And then there’s the Charlie Burchill guitar sound, which makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The new album ‘Walk between worlds’ is a fantastic combination of the original sound with a modern and lively production, putting Simple Minds back on the map. And on Friday 3 August that map will lead you to the city of Lokeren.