An evening of music of two bands I follow since the early eigthies. I became interested in the Simple Minds with the release of album artist=Simple Minds]New Gold Dream[/album] in 1982, and already knew Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark with their great album Architectury And Morality, which are both albums that I count in my list of top albums if the eigthies.
So it wasn't hard for me to get some tickets, when I learned during the Lokeren Festival, where Simple Minds performed with Ultravox, another great eigthies band, that Simple Minds would return to mainland Europe with Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark as their secial guests.
At half past seven Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark took of with a setlist mainly filled with singles. It was nice to see the band again after a two hiatus, at least for me. They are working hard on a new album for a release in late 2010, but meanwhile it was a nice surprise to see them on stage again although only for an hour.