Simply Red announces 40th anniversary how at Co-op Live
Iconic soul and pop band Simply Red will mark their 40th anniversary with a special UK & Ireland arena tour. Taking place in September and October 2025, the 12-date tour will include stops in Dublin, London and Manchester.
To celebrate this impressive 40-year milestone, Simply Red will be heading to cities across the UK. Kicking off the tour in Belfast on 23 September, 2025, it will then head to Dublin, Leeds and then Manchester's Co-op Live on Saturday, 27 September, 2025. The tour will culminate in two nights at London’s O2 Arena on 9 and 10 October, 2025.
Pre-sale tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, September 19 at 10am and are available from Ticketmaster. General sale will start on Thursday, September 21 at 10am, and will be on Ticketmaster.
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Commenting on the newly announced tour, 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."
With over 60 million albums sold worldwide, five UK number 1 albums, 1.8 billion streams across streaming platforms worldwide, and over 1 million YouTube subscribers, few bands have enjoyed the success and longevity of Simply Red.
As one of the UK's most successful and well-loved bands, their 1991 classic 'Stars' was the best-selling album for two years running in Britain and Europe. All 13 of Simply Red’s studio albums, including their latest release ‘Time’, have been