Back together again; Simply Red mark their 30th anniversary with a world tour, the UK leg features 16 dates including two dates just added: a second night in Birmingham on the 15th December and third night at the O2 Arena on the 19th December.
Since they burst onto the scene in 1985 with their seminal cover of ‘Money’s To Tight To Mention’, Simply Red have made a string of classic, landmark albums, introducing a generation to the joys of soul music and Mick Hucknall’s iconic voice.
Now back in vogue, with countless young artists name checking their influence and with a performance at the Royal Variety Show on 8th December to come, Simply Red are going through something of a renaissance being re-appraised as one of the great British bands.
The band finished its initial, unbroken 25 year run with a concert at London’s O2 Arena in 2010, and now the time has come to get back on stage together. ‘I like an anniversary, and this is a big one’, Mick Hucknall says, ‘It feels like the right time’.
Sat 28th BRIGHTON, Brighton Centre
Sun 29th BRIGHTON, Brighton Centre
Tue 1st DUBLIN, Dublin 3 Arena
Wed 2nd BELFAST, Belfast Odyssey
Fri 4th NEWCASTLE, Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Sat 5th GLASGOW, Hydro Arena
Sun 6th ABERDEEN, Aberdeen E&CC
Tue 8th LEEDS, Leeds First Direct Arena
Wed 9th NOTTINGHAM, Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Fri 11th LIVERPOOL, Liverpool Echo Arena
Sat 12th MANCHESTER, Manchester Phones 4 U Arena
Sun 13th BIRMINGHAM, LG Arena
Tues 15th BIRMINGHAM, LG Arena
Thu 17th LONDON, O2 Arena
Fri 18th LONDON, O2 Arena
Sat 19th LONDON, O2 Arena
Tickets are priced at £50 & £45 everywhere (except London £60 & £47.50). Tickets available here
Having sold 60 million albums worldwide Simply Red have a timeless back catalogue that includes the hits ‘Holding Back The Years’, ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’, ‘Something Got Me Started’, ‘The Right Thing’, ‘Stars’, ‘Fairground’ , ‘The Air That I Breathe’ and ‘Sunrise’.
Simply Red are: Mick Hucknall (vocals), Ian Kirkham (saxophone), Kenji Suzuki (guitar), Steve Lewinson (bass), Dave Clayton (keyboards), Roman Roth (drums), and Kevin Robinson (trumpet and flute).