Following the release of their funky new album ‘Blue Eyed Soul’ on 8 November, Simply Red revealed the details of a highly anticipated 33-date UK, Ireland and European 2020 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.
This brand new tour will stop in Budapest, on November 23, 2020 at Budapest Arena!
Official VIP Ticket Packages, including limited edition Simply Red merchandise, will be available for the European shows. Book online: eventtravel.com
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 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”.
6 Tues – NEWCASTLE, Newcastle Arena
7 Wed – HULL, Bonus Arena
9 Fri – GLASGOW, SSE Hydro
10 Sat – LEEDS, First Direct Arena
11 Sun – LIVERPOOL, Arena
13 Tues – DUBLIN, 3Arena
16 Fri – BIRMINGHAM, Resorts World Arena
17 Sat – MANCHESTER, Arena
18 Sun – NOTTINGHAM, Arena
20 Tues – CARDIFF, Arena
21 Wed – BRIGHTON, Centre
23 Fri – BOURNEMOUTH, International Centre
24 Sat – LONDON, The O2
29 Thurs – HAMBURG, GERMANY Barclaycard Arena
30 Fri – HANNOVER, GERMANY TUI Arena
31 Sat – LEIPZIG, GERMANY Arena
2 Mon – BERLIN, GERMANY Mercedes Benz Arena
3 Tues – DORTMUND, GERMANY Westfalenhalle
4 Wed – COLOGNE, GERMANY Lanxess Arena
6 Fri – FRANKFURT, GERMANY Festhalle
7 Sat – MANNHEIM, GERMANY SAP Arena
8 Sun – MUNICH, GERMANY Olympiahalle
10 Tues – VIENNA, AUSTRIA Stadhalle
12 Thurs – ZURICH, SWITZERLAND Hallenstadion
13 Fri – PARIS, FRANCE Zenith
14 Sat – ANTWERP, BELGIUM Sportpaleis
16 Mon – MILAN, ITALY Forum
18 Wed – STUTTGART, GERMANY Schleyerhalle
20 Fri – BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA NTC
22 Sun – PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC Forum Karlin
23 Mon – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY Budapest Arena
25 Wed – WARSAW, POLAND Torwar
27 Fri – AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS Ziggo Dome