Back together again; Simply Red mark their 30th anniversary with a world tour beginning October 2015.
The shows will be a celebration of their success over the years and the band will play songs from their impressive catalogue of hits at 16 shows across the UK in December, culminating in three nights at the O2 in London.
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, 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’.
Natalie Imbruglia first burst onto the music scene in 1997 with her International hit ‘Torn’, which was one of the biggest hits of the decade. The single, taken from her 7 million selling album ‘Left Of The Middle’, still sounds as fresh today as it did then with over 30 million streams on Spotify. Natalie has won countless awards including MTV Awards, Brit Awards and Billboard Music Awards and will release a new album of covers called ‘Male’.
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 play (with support from Natalie Imbruglia on all dates bar Brighton):
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
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).