Simply Red Announce Special 40th Anniversary Celebrations With A 2025 UK & Ireland Arena Tour

Pre-Sale: Tuesday, September 19th @ 10.00am
General Sale: Thursday, September 21st @ 10.00am

Get ready to celebrate the remarkable legacy of one of the UK’s most treasured bands.  


Iconic soul and pop band Simply Red today earmark their forthcoming 40th anniversary by announcing an incredibly special UK & Ireland arena tour for September & October 2025, culminating in two nights at London’s O2 Arena on October 9th & 10th, 2025.

Pre-sale tickets start Tuesday, September 19th at 10.00am, with general sale starting Thursday, September 21st at 10.00am at

“Simply Red are turning 40! We’re looking forward to marking this special milestone with you all in 2025 on our UK tour” says Mick Hucknall.

“Fans can expect to hear all their favourite Simply Red tracks from 1985 to the present, and enjoy a memorable night celebrating the incredible journey that we’ve been on together over the past four decades.”

Few bands have enjoyed the success and longevity of Simply Red. With over 60 million albums sold worldwide, five UK #1 albums, 1.8 billion streams across streaming platforms worldwide, and over 1 million YouTube subscribers, Simply Red remain one of the UK’s most successful and well-loved bands. Their 1991 classic Stars was the best-selling album for two years running in Britain and Europe, and all 13 of Simply Red’s studio albums, including their latest release ‘Time’, have been UK Top 10’s.


Mick Hucknall formed Simply Red in 1985 working-class Manchester, and enjoyed early success with first single ‘Money’s Too Tight To Mention’ and the Brit Award-nominated album ‘Picture Book’ (the first of 13 nominations, and 3 Brit Award wins). This was followed by a decade of superstardom and global hits. Today Simply Red continue to sell out tours across the globe. Their live show is renowned for its exceptional quality, with Mick Hucknall long-established as one of the great vocalists of contemporary music.


To celebrate this impressive 40-year milestone, Simply Red head back out on the road in 2025, telling the musical story of Simply Red so far – from ‘Picture Book’ to ‘Time’, and everything in between. 

Simply Red will play the following headline shows in September & October 2025:

September 2025
Tue 23rd Belfast SSE Arena

Wed 24th Dublin 3 Arena

Fri 26th Leeds First Direct Arena

Sat 27th Manchester Co-op Live

Sun 28th Glasgow OVO Hydro Arena

Wed 1st Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

Fri 3rd Liverpool M&S Bank Arena

Sat 4th Birmingham Utilita Arena

Sun 5th Cardiff, Utilita Arena

Tue 7th Brighton Centre

Thu 9th London The O2

Fri 10th London The O2


Simply Red recently celebrated the release of their 2023 album ‘Time’ with a special one-off launch show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in June. The band will return to the UK to play BBC Radio 2’s sold out ‘Live In The Park’ on September 17th in Leicester’s Victoria Park.