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Silent Running go back to future

The last time Silent Running shared the stage with Simple Minds was in 1984 when the Belfast band toured the UK and Ireland with Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill and co. to promote their debut album ‘Shades of Liberty’. The Minds were on the crest of a wave having just released the album ‘Sparkle in the Rain’ which spawned classics like ‘Waterfront’, “Up on the Catwalk’ and ‘Book of Brilliant Things’.

Simple Minds tour backstage pass

Simple Minds are in the midst of their hugely successful ’40 years of hits’ tour but Silent Running lead singer Peter Gamble insists the Belfast gig isn’t simply an exercise in nostalgia.

“We’ve just released our new album ‘Follow the Light’ and the reviews have been absolutely incredible, so we’re looking forward to playing songs from that to a big Belfast crowd. I’ve heard tracks from the new Simple Minds album ‘Direction of the Heart’ and they sound amazing. We had a blast touring with Simple Minds. They’re incredible live and were really supportive to us back in the 80s so we’re really excited about the gig.”

Silent Running’s new album ‘Follow the Light’ is available on all streaming platforms and as a limited edition CD: https://fanlink.to/FollowTheLight

Reviews of Silent Running 'Follow the Light'

“High energy rock with a melodic touch. All eleven tracks shine with the band’s renewed life”

The Beat Magazine

“Good influences, good sounds and a damned good album”

Powerplay Magazine

“Back after a lengthy hiatus, Silent Running haven’t missed a beat and release a career-defining album in the shape of Follow The Light.”

The Midland Rocks

“Fans both old and new are going to love it”

Fear and Loathing Magazine

“‘Follow the Light’ is a cracker and it felt like Silent Running have never been away”

Maximum Volume Music

‘Follow The Light’ is an excellent record”


“It’s not often you can say that a rock album has heart and soul. This one does.”

Get Ready To Rock website

“A well worth the wait album. Comprehensively enjoyable”

Vive Le Rock magazine