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Simply Red Farewell - The Final Tour


Sun 17 Oct 2010, 7:00pm

Where: Spark Arena, 42 Mahuhu Cres, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Premium : $163.60
  • Gold: $132.90
  • Silver: $102.20
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Listed by: Bridget De Launay

Simply Red bring the curtain down after 25 years. With special guests Opshop.

“Welcome to the final year of twenty-five mind-blowing years,” says Mick Hucknall of Simply Red’s final shows. “What an adventure it has been!”

Michael Coppel Presents is very pleased to announce Simply Red’s legions of New Zealand fans will have the opportunity to say a final goodbye when the band’s Farewell Tour reaches New Zealand this October.

Simply Red will make their very last concert appearances here with three indoor shows in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch plus an outdoor show at Church Road Winery, kicking off on Friday 15, October.

Simply Red's classic pop and elegant ballads have provided an uplifting and emotional soundtrack to our turbulent times. The band are saying their farewells all over the world this year, after what has been a remarkable 25 years - their final show will be at London’s O2 Arena on December 19.

“I could never have imagined my career would bring me so far,” Mick Hucknall said. “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.”

Since their first tour in 1985, Simply Red have played over 1,100 shows to over 11 million people, notched up over 55 million global sales, over 31 Top 40 UK singles, 3 Brit Awards, 2 Ivor Novellos, 2 US No.1 Singles and a MOBO Special Achievement.

Fronted by the charismatic Mick Hucknall, Simply Red grew out of Manchester and their first UK university/club tour in 1985 and quickly graduated to Europe and the USA in 1986. By 1987 they had conquered New Zealand and Australia and in 1989 they toured South America and Japan for the first time. By 1990 they had become a true global arena act and continued at that level until this day. Last year’s Greatest Hits tour notched up a further 1 million people across the world.

Simply Red has dominated the New Zealand charts from early albums Picture Book (1985) and Men And Women (1987) to the juggernaut’s The New Flame (1989) and Stars (1991). The Farewell Tour showcases all their amazing hits 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.

Over the past seven years, Auckland based four piece Opshop has become one of New Zealand’s best loved bands, crafting a constant stream of massive hits with two multi platinum selling albums, You Are Here and Second Hand Planet.

Opshop recently released their new single Pins & Needles and their highly anticipated new album is set for release on August 2nd.

Don’t miss the chance to say a final farewell to Simply Red, one of the most successful and acclaimed bands of the modern era.

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