Announce Their Only UK Performance This Year & Most Intimate London Show In Almost 20 Years
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on June 5th
New Album Time – Out May 26th on Warner Music
Simply Red will celebrate their new studio album with a very special one-off launch show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on June 5th – their most intimate London show since playing the same venue back in 2005, and their only UK performance this year.
Tickets will go on pre-sale from May 2nd @10.00am. For first access to tickets fans can pre-order Simply Red’s brand new album ‘Time’ from April 10th via the band’s website www.simplyred.com.
“We’re very happy to be performing our album launch show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire” says Mick. “It’s been 18 years since we’ve played at this iconic venue, and we look forward to performing classics as well as new album material in a very special and intimate environment”.
Four years since the triumphant Blue Eyed Soul, one of the UK’s most treasured bands return with brand new studio album Time – out May 26th on Warner Music – with whom Mick Hucknall began Simply Red’s musical adventure. Over 12 vivid, heartfelt, life-giving tracks recorded in London with longstanding producer Andy Wright, including first single ‘Better With You’, Time demonstrates an unerring ear for, feel for and passion for songs that move the emotion and the imagination.
With a career spanning 12 studio albums as Simply Red (five of them Number Ones), two solo albums, back-to-back ASCAP Most Performed Song honours (1987 and 1988) for Holding Back The Years, consecutive Brit Awards (1992 and 1993) for Best British Group, a Brit for Best British Male (1993), the 1997 MOBO for Outstanding Achievement, two Ivor Novellos (1992 Songwriter of the Year; 2002 Outstanding Song Collection), and some 60 million album sales, Mick is ready to continue the ride into the next chapter.
After a stellar 2022 which saw the band perform 73 shows to over 600,000 people across Europe, the band show no sign of slowing down and will also play a host of European Summer shows this year. With more to be announced, the dates will see Simply Red take on summer venues across Europe, performing all of their Greatest Hits and confirming their reputation as one of the great live acts of today.
Time is full of golden moments from a golden talent.
5th – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
9th – Dubai, Coca-Cola Arena – UAE
16th – Sønderborg, Mølleparken – Denmark
18th – Werchter, TW Classic – Belgium
21st – Pula, Roman Arena – Croatia
25th – Nimes, Festival de Nimes – France
27th – Trani, Piazza Duomo – Italy
28th – Macerata, Sferisterio – Italy
30th – Montreux Jazz Festival – Switzerland
1st – Lucca Summer Festival 2023 – Italy
3rd – Marostica, Piazza Deli Scacchi – Italy
4th – Torino, Stupinigi Sonic Park 2023 – Italy
7th – Weert, Bospop Festival 2023 – Netherlands
8th – Berlin, Zitadelle – Germany
9th – Halle Saale, Peißnitz Insel – Germany
11th – Kiel, Wunderino Arena – Germany
12th – Mönchengladbach, Sparkassen Arena – Germany
14th – Bonn, Kunstrasen – Germany
15th – Mainz, Zitadelle – Germany
16th – Lörrach, Stimmen Festival – Germany
19th – Rosenheim, Mangfall Park – Germany
20th – Regensburg, Schloß Emmeram – Germany
21st – Fulda, Domplatz – Germany
23rd – Stuttgart, Jazz Open – Germany
25th – Salem, Schloss – Germany
28th – Füssen, Barockgarten – Germany
30th – Klam, Castle Klam – Austria
4th – Murcia, Murcia On Fest – Spain
5th – Poblado De Sancti Petri, Concert Music Festival – Spain
9th – Zofingen, Magic Night – Switzerland
10th – Schaffhausen, Stars in Town – Switzerland
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.