SIMPLE MINDS TO PLAY MURRAYFIELD
Scotland‘s biggest rock band have lined up three 1989 dates in their home
country, reports Alastair Mabbott.
The announcement that Simple Minds have lined up two dates in Glasgow's SECC. on 8 and 9 August. has been quickly followed by the news of a gig at Edinburgh‘s Murrayfield stadium on 12 August. It is. oddly. the first time that the band have played in Edinburgh for more than five years.
This marks the first time that Murrayfield has been used as a rock venue since U2 played there in 1987. although unfounded rumours about Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan spread last year (appropriately. Regular are putting Dylan on at the SECC in June). Despite the toilet . facilities that particularly annoyed . ' many female ticket-holders. I y, Murrayfield has a reputation to uphold. 'l‘housands still excitedly talk about David Bowie’s ‘Serious
Music. The Loft. 25 Greenside Place. Edinburgh. Envelopes should be marked ‘Simple Minds SECC’. an SAE enclosed and seating or standing preference stated.
Tickets for these dates are also available from Just the Ticket. Virgin Records in Glasgow. from Ripping and Virgin in Edinburgh and by credit card on (I31 557 696‘).
Murrayfield tickets. so far only available by post. are £16.50 plus 50p booking fee. payable to ‘Regular Music Festivals Ltd‘. The address for this date is Regular Music. PO Box 77. GPO Edinburgh. In this case envelopes should be marked ‘Simple Minds Murrayfield’. and preference of pitch or grandstand made clear.
THE TRON GOES PUBLIC
As of 3 April. the Tron Theatre has cast off its club status. Theatre—goers no longer need to be members « and the bar andcafe facilities are open to all. Tron Members themselves voted for the change in policy. although a Friends of the Tron scheme still exists for those who enjoy the perksof advance booking and mail shots.
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