Prip’s 2020 Gig Hop!

It’s a bit more spaced out than 2017 and the Acoustic tour. A little bit more like the stop-start of last year’s gigs.

So…on the menu we have…

Copenhagen (and OMG I can take in some Hans Christian Andersen history too!)

Paris (the venue is a stunning building right on the Seine…I mean…IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER – it’ll be akin to going to the Sydney Opera House. Oh My God!!!)

Leeds (really enjoyed last year’s gig at Leeds – though this is obviously a different venue and experience this time round)

Dublin (had to go back to Dublin – just a regular GA ticket there)

A finale in Glasgow and I have gone for a soundcheck experience. Yes!

The Fortunate Few…

Oh, how I would hope, pray, dream…wish my goddamn bloody life away to be this privileged.

It’s all it will ever be for me, I’m sure. It’s EVERY fan’s wish, but so few, a FORTUNATE few get to experience it.

I can’t help but be at least a light shade of green looking at your amazing photos, Christophe. What an experience to treasure!

The Wee Oui Acoustic Gig

Just over a year since the last Acoustic gig, tonight in Paris, Simple Minds Ltd Ed (ie: Jim, Charlie, Cherisse and Sarah) played an acoustic set at a secret location (La Reservoir) to a select group of fans. Lucky people they were!

The gig was aired live on French radio station Oui FM. The set lasted just on an hour and it was fabulous. From great versions of dancier and more rocking tracks like Summer, Waterfont and The American, to more ephemeral and tender pieces like Sense Of Discovery, Glittering Prize and Long Black Train…it was a little like taking a time warp back a year to those amazing acoustic shows.

There was meant to be a Q and A on Facebook after, and there was a link to Oui FM’s TV channel online…but nothing worked or was viewable. A shame…after such a great gig, I aticipated seeing some Jim and Charlie banter. Never mind. You can’t win them all.

You lucky Parisians…you experienced something very special tonight.

Listen to the full gig below.
Thank you to Ricardo Benavente Martin for providing me with the audio. It is much appreciated ❤️