Following sold-out rave review concerts in Amsterdam, Brussels and Hamburg, Simple Minds and special guests OMD, start their UK tour tonight at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena. Both bands join forces together for the first time when they perform Kraftwerk’s ‘Neon Lights’ during Simple Minds’ set. Simple Minds will perform music from their new album Graffiti Soul, plus their classic hits including Alive and Kicking and Don’t You (Forget About Me), while OMD will perform the electro pop classics Electricity, Messages, Enola Gay” and Joan of Arc. Ticket Hotline: 0844 888 9991, www.ticketline.co.uk. Simple Minds / OMD UK 2009 UK tour dates as follows - Mon 30 Nov Newcastle Metro Radio Arena. Wed 02 Dec Birmingham LG Arena. Thu 03 Dec Manchester MEN Arena. Sat 05 Dec Sheffield Arena. Sun 06 Dec Cardiff CIA. Mon 07 Dec London Wembley Arena. Fri 11 Dec Glasgow SECC. Sat 12 Dec Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.