A Day On The Green have announced they’ll bring English soul and pop band, Simply Red to the Hunter Valley’s Bimbadgen Winery with special guests Tina Arena & Natalie Imbruglia on February 20.
Tickets go on sale at midday on Monday September 14.
“I like an anniversary, and this is a big one,” says Mick Hucknall. “30 years! It’s incredible. What a great thing to celebrate!”
Following a tour of Australia and New Zealand in October 2010 which included a day on the green concerts, Simply Red finished its unbroken 25-year run with a farewell concert at London’s O2 that December. Fast-forward to 2015, and buoyed by the hugely positive response to their excellent new album ‘Big Love’ (Warner Music Australia), Simply Red will hit the road again, and in high spirits, playing all their classic hits. Fans will also rejoice at the release of ‘Song Book’, a four CD release with accompanying 36-page booklet celebrating 25 years of the band’s music.
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. The band’s 1985 debut album ‘Picture Book’ headed into a 60s R&B groove, featuring super hits Hold Back the Years and Money’s Too Tight (To Mention). 1987’s million-selling ‘Men and Women’ went towards funk, and the vastly successful albums ‘A New Flame’ (1989) – home to If You Don’t Know Me By Now – and the hit laden ‘Stars’ (1991) found the balance between pop and soul. When Simply Red veered into contemporary dance music with the number one hit Fairground and the 1995 album ‘Life’, they imbued it with their own, unique sound.
WHO: Simply Red, Tina Arena & Natalie Imbruglia
WHAT: A Day On The Green
WHEN: February 20
WHERE: Bimbadgen Winery
MORE INFO: adayonthegreen.com.au
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