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 brand new album, ‘Big Love’.
Following a sold-out European arena tour, The Big Love Tour lands in Australia this February 2016, playing theatres (Live Nation) and four A Day On The Green events including a very special Valentine’s Day at Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale on Sunday February 14.
The special guest at all A Day On The Green concerts is one of Australia’s most-loved performers, the fabulous Tina Arena, returning to the winery’s stage for the first time since 2010.
Also performing, and making her A Day On The Green Debut, will be Natalie Imbruglia, the special guest for all Simply Red’s Australian tour shows.
“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 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.
Now, with the band entering its fourth decade, Mick Hucknall prepares to set off on one of the biggest tours of Simply Red’s career with his sense of purpose clearer than ever. “We’re called Simply Red for a reason,” says the man with one of the greatest voices in soul music. “I want to keep it simple. Our fans know who we are. They have been loyal to us. Now I’m ready to go out there and give them what they want.”
Simply Red, Tina Arena and Natalie Imbruglia – what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
Sunday February 14 – Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale
A Day On The Green is a fully licensed event. Strictly no BYO alcohol. Food will be available on site or BYO picnic. Deck chairs and picnic rugs are recommended. For all event information, go to
Platinum $199.90 plus booking fees
Gold $159.90 plus booking fees
Silver $129.90 plus booking fees
General Admission $105.90 plus booking fees
TRANSPORT & ACCOM INFORMATION:
PARKING: Follow the signs from Main South Road for details. The venue car park opens two hours prior to the gates opening.
COACH TRANSPORT: Leave the car at home and travel by coach! Ticket & Transport packages are available from LinkSA on (08) 8564 3022 or www.linksa.com.au.
ACCOMMODATION: Contact the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre on (08) 8323 9944 and www.mclarenvale.info.
Tickets are on sale from midday Monday September 14
From Ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100
And Leconfield Wines (08) 8323 8830