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Simply Red announce 30th anniversary reunion tour (2015)

Simply Red

Story by Jack Foley

SIMPLY Red will mark their 30th anniversary with a world tour.

The UK leg features 14 dates, including two shows at London’s O2 Arena on December 17 and 18, 2015.

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 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.

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,” says Mick Hucknall. “It feels like the right time.”

Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 7, at 8am.

The dates are (all November and December 2015):

28 & 29 – Brighton, Brighton Centre

1 – Dublin, Dublin 3 Arena
2 – Belfast, Belfast Odyssey
4 – Newcastle, Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
5 – Glasgow, Hydro Arena
6 – Aberdeen, Aberdeen E&CC
8 – Leeds, Leeds First Direct Arena
9 – Nottingham, Nottingham Capital FM Arena
11 – Liverpool, Liverpool Echo Arena
12 – Manchester, Manchester Phones 4 U Arena
13 – Birmingham, LG Arena
17 & 18 – London, O2 Arena

Tickets are priced at £50 and £45 everywhere (except London £60 & £47.50).