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11 April 2023

Simply Red Announce Intimate London Show

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Press/Dean Chalkley
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Simply Red will celebrate their new studio album, Time, with a very special launch show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 5 June. It will be 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 2 May at 10am. For first access to tickets fans can pre-order the new album now via the band’s website.

pre-order Simply Red’s Time now

“We’re very happy to be performing our album launch show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire” said frontman Mick Hucknell. “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”.

Over 12 vivid, heartfelt, life-giving tracks that mix soul, funk, R&B and blues, Time demonstrates Hucknell’s unerring ear for, feel for and passion for songs that move the emotion and the imagination. Recorded in London with longstanding producer Andy Wright and the close-knit cadre of musicians with whom he’s formed a matchless touring band, Hucknall is back – and not just with the label, Warner Music, with whom he began Simply Red’s musical adventure. He’s writing from, and about, himself.

“When we were in lockdown, I went, well, jeez, who am I actually?” he remembers. “What makes me tick? And I realised: you are a songwriter. So why don’t you write some songs about who you are? That’s really the essence of this album.”

Simply Red 2023 tour dates


5 – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
9 – Dubai, Coca-Cola Arena – UAE
16 – Sønderborg, Mølleparken – Denmark
18 – Werchter, TW Classic – Belgium
21 – Pula, Roman Arena – Croatia
25 – Nimes, Festival de Nimes – France
27 – Trani, Piazza Duomo – Italy
28 – Macerata, Sferisterio – Italy
30 – Montreux Jazz Festival – Switzerland


1 – Lucca Summer Festival 2023 – Italy
3 – Marostica, Piazza Deli Scacchi – Italy
4 – Torino, Stupinigi Sonic Park 2023 – Italy
7 – Weert, Bospop Festival 2023 – Netherlands
8 – Berlin, Zitadelle – Germany
9 – Halle Saale, Peißnitz Insel – Germany
11 – Kiel, Wunderino Arena – Germany
12 – Mönchengladbach, Sparkassen Arena – Germany
14 – Bonn, Kunstrasen – Germany
15 – Mainz, Zitadelle – Germany
16 – Lörrach, Stimmen Festival – Germany
19 – Rosenheim, Mangfall Park – Germany
20 – Regensburg, Schloß Emmeram – Germany
21 – Fulda, Domplatz – Germany
23 – Stuttgart, Jazz Open – Germany
25 – Salem, Schloss – Germany
28 – Füssen, Barockgarten – Germany
30 – Klam, Castle Klam – Austria


4 – Murcia, Murcia On Fest – Spain
5 – Poblado De Sancti Petri, Concert Music Festival – Spain
9 – Zofingen, Magic Night – Switzerland
10 – Schaffhausen, Stars in Town – Switzerland

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