Thursday, 19 September 2019 08:58

Simply Red bring 2020 Tour to Bournemouth

Fronted by the iconic Mick Hucknall, Simply Red have announced their return to arenas across the United Kingdom - including one night in Bournemouth in 2020.

The tour, in support of their forthcoming new album Blue Eyed Soul, kicks off in Newcastle and is in Bournemouth on 23rd October 2020 at The Bournemouth International Cente. Tickets on sale now.

Simply Red - Bournemouth Tickets

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 and the recently revealed BadBootz. 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, Holing 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 its 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 Hucnall 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 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.

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Simply Red - Bournemouth Tickets


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