Simply Red Set For August Show At Collins Barracks

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Simply Red are set to perform at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks this August.

This concert is part of a new series called Wider Than Pictures, launched by Singular Artists.

The concert will take place on 26 August 2022, with tickets going on sale via Tickemaster on February 11. Tickets will cost €75 from Ticketmaster or Singular Artists.

The Collins Barracks were named after chariman of the Irish Government of the Free State Michael Collins. Collins was killed during the War of Independence in 1922.

Fronted by Mick Hucknall, Simply Red have sold over 60 million albums worldwide. Five of these albums have also hit number one in the UK. They also boast over a billion YouTube hits.

Their tracks “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” and “Holding Back They Years” have also reached number one in the US Billboard Charts.

“put their heart into it”

This news comes just months after the band had confirmed that they will play two Summer Shows at Cork in June.

Simply Red will take to the stage Live At The Marquee on 1 June, before hitting Botanic Gardens on June 2.

“I’ve spent most of my life going out and singing for people, so it feels strange not to have that”, Mick Hucknall said. “I miss being able to express myself. It’s going to be wonderfully inspiring when people can go and see bands again. I can’t wait”.

Mick Hucknall has been the lead songwriter for the band since 1985, while Ian Kirkham has served as saxophonist since 1986.

On the upcoming shows, Hucknall also had this to say. “I want them to enjoy playing, for crowds to get up and move around, and everybody to put their heart into it. It’s all about capturing the groove”. 

He also added, “I’ve spent most of my life going out and singing for people, and it has felt strange not to have that for such a long time. It’s wonderfully inspiriting that people can go and see bands again now, and I can’t wait to get back on stage”.