Scottish stars Simple Minds are kicking off this year's (06) soccer World Cup in Berlin, Germany, with a spectacular show at the capital's Brandenburg Gate. The GLITTERING PRIZE rockers will hit the stage on 7 June, to mark the start of a month-long festival celebrating the legendary sports event. A spokesperson for the band says, "Simple Minds are football mad, so this will be the best gig in the world for them. "It comes at a great time in the band's career - they will also be performing a series of outdoor music festivals all over Europe this summer."