Simply Red star Mick Hucknall announces 40th anniversary UK & Ireland arena tour

Virgin Radio

18 Sep 2023, 15:17

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Simply Red have announced a huge UK & Ireland arena tour to mark their 40th anniversary. The band will be honouring the milestone with a special tour taking place in September and October 2025, including Dublin, London and Manchester.

The band — who formed in 1985 — are kicking off the musical spectacular in Belfast on 23 September, 2025, followed by Dublin, Leeds and Manchester's Co-op Live on Saturday, 27 September, 2025. The tour will end at London’s O2 Arena on 9 and 10 October, 2025.

Frontman Mick Hucknall said: "Simply Red are turning 40! We’re looking forward to marking this special milestone with you all in 2025 on our UK tour.

“Fans can expect to hear all their favourite Simply Red tracks from 1985 to the present, and enjoy a memorable night celebrating the incredible journey that we've been on together over the past four decades."

The band have sold over 60 million albums worldwide, racked up over five UK number 1 albums and 1.8 billion streams across platforms.

Fans commented: "Definitely getting tickets for this one!"

A second added: "Thanks Mick. I'll see you in Dublin."

A third penned: "See you there!"

Pre-sale tickets go on sale on Tuesday, September 19 at 10am from Ticketmaster, while general sale will start on Thursday, September 21 at 10am on Ticketmaster and