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Big-in-the-early-'90s, redheaded, blue-eyed soul boy Mick Hucknall has announced the last-ever Simply Red tour. "Welcome to the final year of 25 mind-blowing years," said the Lancastrian smoothie. "What an adventure it has been!"
Hucknall's dulcet tones have been making mums swoon whilst soothing the motorway journeys of travelling salesmen since 1985, when his group scored a UK Top 20 hit with 'Money's Too Tight (to Mention).' But the five piece achieved total ubiquity in 1991, with the monstrously selling album 'Stars,' the most-bought LP in the UK and Europe for two years running.
Although they never scaled those dizzy heights again, Simply Red have been quietly releasing platinum and gold-certified albums ever since and have now sold a grand total of 50 million. But no more.
"I could never have imagined my career would bring me so far," continued Hucknall. "We want to share this closing anniversary with all the people who have enjoyed our sound throughout the years. Celebrate it and gently move on to the second half of a musical story. We all hope to see you at a show somewhere soon."
Your final chances to croon along with 'Something Got Me Started' begin this November in Belfast. Full details of the nine-date farewell arena tour are below.
Belfast Odyssey Arena (November 8)
London O2 Arena (December 8)
Nottingham Trent FM Arena (December 9)
Glasgow SECC (December 10)
Manchester MEN Arena (December 12)
Birmingham NIA (December 14)
Sheffield Arena (December 16)
London O2 Arena (December 18)
London O2 Arena (December 19)