SCOTTISH rockers Simple Minds have been forced to split upcoming shows into because of coronavirus fears.

The band, fronted by Jim Kerr, has just kicked off their world tour to celebrate 40 years of hits, and now their Denmark concerts have been split into two halves each night. 

The Glasgow band said they made the decision on the advice of the Danish Health Authority. 

It comes after the Danish government asked organisers to cancel events with large attendances. 

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In a statement, Simple Minds said: "Following Danish Health Authority advice, the shows in Copenhagen and Herning will be rescheduled into two shows on each day – 7 pm and 10 pm.

"Your ticket agent will contact you by e-mail to tell you which of those shows your ticket is now valid for."

The band previously reassured fans that the gig would still go ahead despite the outbreak fears.

They said: "In response to the uncertainty about the shows in Denmark next week, Simple Minds are very much hoping the shows can go ahead. Please bear with us."

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Simple Mind's Copenhagen show tonight is sold out while they are due to play Herning on Wednesday before heading to Germany.

The rockers are also due to bring the tour to the Hydro on Saturday, April 25 and the show is sold out. 

They formed in Glasgow in the seventies before they propelled onto the world stage with hits Alive and Kicking, Belfast Child and the iconic Don't You (Forget About Me).