Simply Red - Farewell - The Final Tour
Sandalford Wines and Michael Coppel Presents are delighted to announce the Simply Red Farewell Tour!
"Welcome to the final year of twenty five mind blowing years," says Mick Hucknall of Simply Red's final shows. "What an adventure it has been!"
Simply Red's classic pop and elegant ballads have provided an uplifting and emotional soundtrack to our turbulent times. The band will say their farewells all over the world this year, after what has been a remarkable 25 years. Their final show will be at London's O2 Arena on December 19.
"I could never have imagined my career would bring me so far," added Mick Hucknall. "We want to share this closing anniversary with all the people who have enjoyed our sound throughout the years. Celebrate it and gently move on to the second half of a musical story. We all hope to see you at a show somewhere soon."
Since their first tour in 1985, Simply Red have played over 1,100 shows to over 11 million people, notched up over 55 million global sales, over 31 Top 40 UK singles, 3 BRIT Awards, 2 Ivor Novellos, 2 US No.1 Singles and a MOBO Special Achievement.
Simply Red grew out of Manchester and their first UK university/club tour in 1985 and quickly graduated to Europe and the USA in 1986.
By 1987 they had conquered New Zealand and Australia and in 1989 they toured South America and Japan for the first time. By 1990 they had become a true global arena act and continued at that level until this day. Last year's Greatest Hits tour notched up a further 1 million people across the World.
Simply Red has dominated Australian charts from early albums Picture Book (1985) and Men And Women (1987) to the juggernaut's The New Flame (1989) and Stars (1991). The Farewell Tour showcases all their amazing hits including Money's Too Tight To Mention, Holding Back The Years, The Right Thing, Stars, Fairground, If You Don't Know Me By Now, Something Got Me Started, A New Flame and Sunrise.
Simply Red's farewell date in Western Australia will take place at Sandalford Estate in the Swan Valley on Saturday October 23 coinciding with the month long annual regional festival - 'Spring in the Valley 2010'.
Click below for reviews and setlists from recent Simply Red performances in South America and the UK:
Joining Simply Red as special guest artist is Australia's favourite disco diva and celebrated singer, Marcia Hines. With seven top 10 hits between 1975-1981 and hits across four decades, Marcia was a hugely popular inductee into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007.
She is currently working on a new album "Marcia Sings Tapestry and the Songs of Carole King", set for release later this year. We know her as Australia's undisputed Queen of Soul, stage musical star, chart-topper, hit-maker, dance floor diva and most recently, the voice of reason on Australian Idol's judging panel, but live performance is what Marcia loves best and she is very much looking forward to the tour.
Don't miss the chance to say one final farewell to Simply Red, one of the most successful and acclaimed bands of the modern era!
In addition to General Admission ($99.90), GOLD Reserved Seats ($130**) and PLATINUM Reserved Seats ($170**), there are VIP tickets available ($399.90**) which include the following offerings:
*Best available seat is allocated at time of purchase
Please note: times subject to change
Transport - Swan Valley
IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE DRIVING, PLEASE ALLOW ENOUGH TIME TO GET TO THE VENUE AND PARK YOU CAR - EXPECT DELAYS OF BETWEEN 50-60 MINUTES IN GETTING INTO BEFORE AND THEN OUT OF THE VENUES AFTER THE SHOW.
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This will be the first event of the 2010/2011 Sandalford Concert Series - one that promises to be the very best yet and our team look forward to welcoming you back to Sandalford Wines for it. We do encourage you to hurry though as tickets for this never to be repeated event will likely sell out very quickly. If however you need any information or have any questions please contact our Event Manager (Elinor Birch) by phone at 9374 9374 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org.