Simple Minds and CT Alive and Kicking after Euro Tour

17 December, 2015

Simple Mind's 2015 Big Music Tour was a show-stopper and, with Creative Technology's AV solutions, ‘big’ was exactly what Simple Minds and their fans got!

Ever since forming in 1977, Simple Minds have become an iconic band who have pervaded the years and sit quite happily in the nostalgic hearts of 80s and 90s punks. Their 2015 Big Music Tour was exactly just that – and with Creative Technology (CT) supplying the tour’s AV solutions, ‘big’ was exactly what Simple Minds and their fans got!

Starting their European tour earlier this year, Simple Minds completed two rounds of the UK before they finished up the tour in their homeland of Scotland. Having already performed in cities across the country between March and April, Simple Minds headed to England, Northern Ireland and Scotland’s major cities for one last tour-leg in the run up to Christmas.

Working for Mindset Touring, CT provided the video and communication systems throughout this big tour. Two Barco 20k projectors were supplied alongside a selection of fast-fold screens which created the side-stage screens for each concert. Furthermore three cameras, one mini-camera and one robot-cam were also provided, recording the action on the stage and feeding it to displays across the various venues. To oversee this technical set-up, CT supplied a portable production unit so that each feed could be adjusted, without disturbing the main system, if need be.

The Big Music Tour ended on the high with the final performance taken place in Aberdeen on the 1st December. Robin Scott, Production Manager, commented “working with CT has been smooth-sailing from start to finish – something that really makes a difference when spending time on the road!”

Now, both CT and Simple Minds can look forward to a very merry Christmas!


Robin Scott, Production Manager, commented “working with CT has been smooth-sailing from start to finish – something that really makes a difference when spending time on the road!”