I saw Simple Minds for the first time ever last month in San Francisco (10/25/18) at The Masonic, which is a good venue. I can't believe I never saw them in the 80s. Jim Kerr seemed in top form to me, both vocally and physically (he must do yoga). It was a long show, and perhaps his voice was tiring by the end, since he basically had the crowd sing "Alive and Kicking".
I'm sure that Kerr/Burchill hate this, but I will forever think of them as a lesser U2 without enough standout material. Aside from the few big hits, the other material was all "same sounding", like an ongoing ambient t