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    The British band Simply Red will perform on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, starting with 9:00 pm, at Palazzo dello Sport, in Rome.

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    Besides the concert in Rome, Simply Red will also appear on stage in Padua, on December 15, 2022, and in Assago, near Milan, on December 16, 2022.

     

    THE BAND

    Simply Red was formed in Manchester in 1985, disbanded in 2010, and reformed in 2015 for the 30th anniversary European tour, the Big Love Tour 2015.

    The current lineup of the band consists of Mick Hucknall (lead vocals), Ian Kirkham (saxophone, keyboards), Steve Lewinson (bass, backing vocals), Kenji Suzuki (guitars, backing vocals), Kevin Robinson (trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion, backing vocals), Dave Clayton (keyboards), and Roman Roth (drums, backing vocals).

    The band released their debut studio album, Picture Book, in 1985. Men and Women was released in 1987, A New Flame in 1989, Stars in 1991, Life in 1995, Blue in 1998, Love and the Russian Winter in 1999, Home in 2003, Simplified in 2005 and Stay in 2007. Their eleventh album, Big Love, was released in 2015. The band’s twelfth studio album, Blue Eyed Soul, was released in November 2019.

    Over time, Simply Red had five number one albums in the UK, with their 1991 album, Stars, being one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history. The band received the award for Best British Group at the 1992 and 1993 Brit Awards, and three Grammy Award nominations in 1987 and 1990. To date, Simply Red sold over 50 million albums worldwide.

     

    THE VENUE

    Palazzo dello Sport is a sports and entertainment arena in Rome, located in the heart of the well known modern EUR complex. Designed by Pierluigi Nervi and Marcello Piacentini in 1956 for the Olympic Games held in Rome in 1960, the arena was reopened in 2003 as a multi-purpose space.

    Palazzo dello Sport is located in Piazzale dello Sport, 1. The closest Metro station is EUR Fermi, on the Metro Line B, about 1.1 kilometers away. The closest bus station is Palazzo Sport, on the bus Lines 070, 071, 705 and 709, located right in front of the arena.

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