Simply Red will celebrate their new studio album with a special one-off launch show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on June 5th – their most intimate London show since playing the same venue back in 2005, and their only UK performance this year.

Tickets will go on pre-sale from May 2nd at 10.00am. For first access to tickets fans can pre-order Simply Red’s brand new album Time from April 10th via the band’s website.

“We’re very happy to be performing our album launch show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire” says Mick Hucknall. “It’s been 18 years since we’ve played at this iconic venue, and we look forward to performing classics as well as new album material in a very special and intimate environment.”

With a career spanning 12 studio albums as Simply Red (five of them Number Ones), two solo albums, back-to-back ASCAP Most Performed Song honours (1987 and 1988) for Holding Back The Years, consecutive Brit Awards (1992 and 1993) for Best British Group, a Brit for Best British Male (1993), the 1997 MOBO for Outstanding Achievement, two Ivor Novellos (1992 Songwriter of the Year; 2002 Outstanding Song Collection), and some 60 million album sales, Mick Hucknall says is ready to continue the ride into the next chapter.

After a 2022 which saw the band perform 73 shows to over 600,000 people across Europe, the band show no sign of slowing down and will also play a host of European Summer shows this year. With more to be announced, the dates will see Simply Red take on summer venues across Europe.


5th – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

9th  – Dubai, Coca-Cola Arena – UAE

16th – Sønderborg, Mølleparken – Denmark

18th – Werchter, TW Classic – Belgium

21st – Pula, Roman Arena – Croatia

25th – Nimes, Festival de Nimes – France

27th – Trani, Piazza Duomo – Italy

28th – Macerata, Sferisterio – Italy

30th – Montreux Jazz Festival – Switzerland



1st – Lucca Summer Festival 2023 – Italy

3rd – Marostica, Piazza Deli Scacchi – Italy

4th – Torino, Stupinigi Sonic Park 2023 – Italy

7th – Weert, Bospop Festival 2023 – Netherlands

8th – Berlin, Zitadelle – Germany

9th – Halle Saale, Peißnitz Insel – Germany

11th – Kiel, Wunderino Arena – Germany

12th – Mönchengladbach, Sparkassen Arena – Germany

14th – Bonn, Kunstrasen – Germany

15th – Mainz, Zitadelle – Germany

16th – Lörrach, Stimmen Festival – Germany

19th – Rosenheim, Mangfall Park – Germany

20th – Regensburg, Schloß Emmeram – Germany

21st – Fulda, Domplatz – Germany

23rd – Stuttgart, Jazz Open – Germany

25th – Salem, Schloss – Germany

28th – Füssen, Barockgarten – Germany

30th – Klam, Castle Klam – Austria



4th – Murcia, Murcia On Fest – Spain

5th – Poblado De Sancti Petri, Concert Music Festival – Spain

9th – Zofingen, Magic Night – Switzerland

10th – Schaffhausen, Stars in Town – Switzerland