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Simply Red


Sun 15 Feb 2009, 3:30pm

Where: Villa Maria Estate Winery, 118 Montgomerie Rd, Mangere, Auckland

Ticket Information:

  • A Reserve: $150.00
  • B Reserve: $125.00
  • General Admission w/ Picnic Box: $129.00
  • VIP Dinner Packages from: $500.00
  • Additional fees may apply

With special guest Nathan King!

In what is being billed as the The Greatest Hits Live, SIMPLY RED led by charismatic front man Mick Hucknall, will revisit the highlights of their incredible 25 year, 10 album career in theatre and outdoor shows around the country this summer.

The tour will include ‘a day on the green’ at Villa Maria Estate, Auckland on Sunday February 15 2009. The concert will be the second ‘a day on the green’ event at this stunning winery, following the overwhelming success of the Joe Cocker concert in January this year.

Special kiwi guest support artists will be sultry songstress Hollie Smith and rising star Nathan King.

From their very first albums Picture Book (1985) and Men And Women (1987) to the juggernaut’s The New Flame (1989) and Stars (1991), which sat at the top of the UK charts for 19 weeks, to their last studio album Stay (2007), Simply Red’s classic hits have dominated Australasian charts, racking up more than one million album sales.

The Greatest Hits tour is set to thrill fans with a set list showcasing their amazing career including Money’s Too Tight To Mention, Holding Back The Years, The Right Thing, Stars, Fairground, If You Don’t Know Me By Now, Something Got Me Started, A New Flame and Sunrise.

The tour will celebrate the release of the band’s eagerly-anticipated 2CD Greatest Hits album and Greatest Hits DVD out early 2009 in NZ.

With Hucknall’s gorgeous vocals and irresistible stage charisma, Simply Red’s show-stopping concerts are part of the reason for the band’s longevity and enduring popularity.

Only five years after strumming his first chord, Nathan found his songs and exceptional voice at the heart of multi-platinum, award-winning success as his band Zed saw their debut album shoot to number one. Mr King found himself honing his stagecraft in front of thousands of fans in Australasia touring with Robbie Williams and Coldplay and in the US and Europe with the likes of The Calling, Ash and Seal - all thanks to those great songs and teenage years spent devoted to the remarkable music of bands like U2, Simon & Garfunkel and The Beach Boys. Drawing on this wide array of influences and experience, and having recently returned from a two-year stint based in London honing his skills, performing and traveling, Nathan finds himself ready with a brand new album . . . The Crowd (out September 22).

Simply Red with special guest Nathan King - an unforgettable night of hits, classics and style under the stars at one of the most picturesque outdoor venues in the country!

‘a day on the green’ is a fully licensed event. Strictly no BYO alcohol. Food will be available on site or picnic hampers can be preordered with tickets. Picnic rugs and deck chairs are recommended.

VIP Dinner and Concert Packages available for $500 from the winery Phone: 0800 566 556.

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