This show was rescheduled from 15th October 2021 (previously 6th October 2020).
Following the release of their funky new album, ‘Blue Eyed Soul’, Simply Red have announced the details of a highly anticipated UK and Ireland 2022 arena tour.
Hailed as one of the most successful live acts ever to come out of the UK, they will be firing on all cylinders delivering their all-time classic hits from a stellar career, such as ‘Stars’, ‘Holding Back The Years’, ‘Fairground’ and ‘Money’s Too Tight To Mention’, as well as some raw and soulful new grooves.
Mick Hucknall has been Simply Red’s songwriter and bandleader since the very beginning in 1985, aided by long-serving saxophonist Ian Kirkham since 1986. The current line-up has remained consistent since 2003, and the new tour will play to the core strengths of this fantastic band. “I want them to enjoy playing, for crowds to get up and move around, and everybody to put their heart into it. It’s all about capturing the groove”, says Hucknall.
‘Blue Eyed Soul’ was recorded as live with few overdubs at British Grove Studios in London. All ten tracks, including the sensational new single ‘Thinking Of You’, were written by Mick Hucknall and produced by long-time collaborator Andy Wright. Musical reference points draw on classic funk and soul: Wilson Pickett, Dyke and the Blazers, James Brown, and the roaring horns of Tower of Power. “I’m looking forward to playing it live because it’s real”, says Hucknall of the upcoming record, “I want to have a good time”.
Mick Hucknell and the lads, whose soulful bluesy pop and vivacious live performances have guaranteed their place on the world's stage. Since they burst onto the scene in 1985 with their seminal cover of ‘Money’s Too Tight To Mention’, Simply Red have made a string of classic, landmark albums that defined British R ‘n B throughout the 1980s and 1990s, introducing a generation to the joys of soul music and Mick Hucknall’s iconic voice.
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British soul singer Mica Paris started off singing in church before turning professional in her mid-teens. She has fronted a number of radio and television shows. Mica will draw upon music from her previous albums as well as tracks from 2005's 'Soul Classics' which cemented her reputation as one of the finest soul vocalists to have emerged this side of the Atlantic.
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