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Simply Red add extra London date to 2020 arena tour

The band will tour arenas across the UK in October 2020.

This tour has been rescheduled. Fans who purchased tickets through Ticketmaster will be contacted by our Customer Services team with more information.

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New dates:

2 October 2021 – Bonus Arena, Hull
3 October 2021 – Bonus Arena, Hull (original tickets remain valid from 7 October 2020)
4 October 2021 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
6 October 2021 – 3 Arena, Dublin
8 October 2021 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
9 October 2021 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
10 October 2021 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
12 October 2021 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth (original tickets remain valid from 23 October 2020)
13 October 2021 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
15 October 2021 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
16 October 2021 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
17 October 2021 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
19 October 2021 – Brighton Centre, Brighton (original tickets remain valid from 21 October 2020)
20 October 2021 – Brighton Centre, Brighton
22 October 2021 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
23 October 2021 – The O2, London
24 October 2021 – The O2, London


Fronted by the iconic Mick Hucknall, earlier this year Simply Red announced their return to arenas across the United Kingdom.

The tour, in support of their forthcoming new album Blue Eyed Soul, kicks off on Tuesday 6 October 2020 in Newcastle, and runs through to two huge shows at London’s The O2 on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October.

Simply Red will be releasing their funk-inspired new album on 8 November 2019 through BMG. To date, the band have unveiled singles Thinking Of You, BadBootz and the recently revealed Sweet Child.

The band are set to play a mixture of material from their upbeat new album, as well as a selection of hits from their huge back-catalogue, including the likes of Stars, Holding Back The Years, Money’s Too Tight (To Mention) and Fairground.

Simply Red consists of primary songwriter and bandleader Hucknall, as well as long-time saxophonist Ian Kirkham. The band as it now stands has remained constant since 2003.

“I want them to enjoy playing, for crowds to get up and move around, and everybody to put their heart into it,” Mick Hucknall says of the tour. “It’s all about capturing the groove.”

Blue Eyed Soul was recorded as live at British Grove Studios in Chiswick, London. The record’s ten tracks were all written by Mick Hucknall and produced by Andy Wright. For this, their twelfth studio album, Simply Red have drawn on classic funk and soul, listing the likes of Wilson Pickett, Dyke and the Blazers and James Brown as an influence.

Looking towards the live show, Hucknall is preparing to bring a party atmosphere to the nation’s arenas.

“I’m very keen and always have been keen on having the audience participate,” he said, taking time out to speak to Ticketmaster recently. “It’s always a great thrill listening to the audience singing the choruses of some of the biggest hits.”

“That’s what makes for the magic of a live performance is the interaction between the artist and the audience,” he added.

Simply Red released their debut album Picture Book in 1985, featuring iconic hits Holding Back The Years and Money’s Too Tight (To Mention).

They have released a further ten albums since, including 1991’s 12x Platinum selling Stars, spawning the title-track hit as well as Something Got Me Started and For Your Babies.

Mick Hucknall and co. last released Big Love in 2015, their first studio album since Stay in 2007.

Blue Eyed Soul is set to join the fold on 8 November 2019, with Simply Red following it up with a headline tour in October 2020.

Here are those live dates:

6 October 2020 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
7 October 2020 – Bonus Arena, Hull
9 October 2020 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
10 October 2020 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
11 October 2020 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
13 October 2020 – 3Arena, Dublin
16 October 2020 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
17 October 2020 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
18 October 2020 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
20 October 2020 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
21 October 2020 – Brighton Centre, Brighton
23 October 2020 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
24 October 2020 – The O2, London
25 October 2020 – The O2, London

Tickets for Simply Red’s UK arena tour including the newly announced second London show are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk

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