Simple Minds to open BBC sports awards

Simple Minds will perform at the 61st BBC Sports Personality of the Year in Glasgow on Sunday, 14 December.

Playing in their home town, the band, whose hits include Don't You (Forget About Me), Waterfront and Alive & Kicking, will perform to a crowd of 12,000 at the SSE Hydro Arena to open the annual awards ceremony.

"It's a great honour to take part in the show; it's one of the most iconic programmes on television," Simple Minds front man Jim Kerr said.

"We are proud that the programme is coming to our home town but the fact that we were asked to play too means we'll go that extra mile and give our all to kick off proceedings in the best way imaginable."

Sports Personality of the Year will be shown live on BBC One from 19:40 GMT.

Tickets can be bought online at, by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 395 4000 or in person from the main box office in the SECC.

VIP Hospitality packages are also available for the event, click here for more details.

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