Simply Red - The Big Love Tour 2016


Fri Mar 4th 2016
Queenstown, Queenstown Events Centre, Joe O'Connell Drive, Frankton

Thirty years after introducing a generation to the joys of soul music through their irrepressible, irresistible rendition of the Valentine Brothers’ recession-themed classic Money’s Too Tight (To Mention), Simply Red are back with a world tour and a new album, ‘Big Love’. The Big Love Tour lands in New Zealand this February following a sold-out European arena tour. “I like an anniversary, and this is a big one,” says Mick Hucknall. “30 years! It's incredible. What a great thing to celebrate!” For the New Zealand tour, singer Mick Hucknall will be joined by long-serving bandmates Ian Kirkham (sax), Steve Lewinson (bass), Kenji Suzuki (guitar), Kevin Robinson (trumpet and flute) and Dave Clayton (keyboards), plus new drummer Roman Roth, confirming their reputation as one of the great British groups. Simply Red’s music has a timeless quality that has seen the band have top ten hits through the 80s, 90s and 2000’s, with album sales exceeding 60 million worldwide.