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Simply Red – Holding Back The Years

Simply Red is set to reunite for a 30th anniversary tour…

Pop group Simply Red are to reform next year for a 30th anniversary tour, five years on from their last performance.

“I like an anniversary and this is a big one,” singer Mick Hucknall said. “It feels like the right time.”

The chart-topping group, whose hits include Holding Back the Years and Money’s Too Tight to Mention, signed off in December 2010 with a “farewell concert” at the O2 Arena in London.

The band will play 35 European dates in 2015 starting in Denmark on 20 October. {…}

The line-up will include the long-time Simply Red members saxophonist Ian Kirkham, guitarist Kenji Suzuki and bass player Steve Lewinson.

In a hand-written note on the band’s website, Hucknall said: “Hello everyone. Am happy to celebrate with you our 30 years in music.

“We hope you’re gonna enjoy the shows as much as we will. See you there!”

Formed in 1985, Simply Red have sold more than 50 million albums. The band’s name was inspired by Hucknall’s love of Manchester United, his left-leaning political affiliations and the colour of his hair.

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