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    The British band Simply Red will perform on Friday, December 16, 2022, starting with 8:00 pm, at the Mediolanum Forum, in Assago, part of the Metropolitan City of Milan.

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    THE BAND

    Simply Red was formed in Manchester in 1985. Led by the vocalist Mick Hucknall, the band released their debut studio album, Picture Book, in the same year. 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.

    Simply Red disbanded in 2010, but the band was reformed in 2015 for the 30th anniversary European tour, the Big Love Tour 2015. A new album, Big Love, was released in 2015. The band’s twelfth studio album, Blue Eyed Soul, was released in November 2019.

    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).

    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

    Mediolanum Forum is an indoor sports arena located in Assago, 8 kilometers away from Milan. The arena has a seating capacity of 12,700 and is primarily used for sporting events and concerts.

    The Mediolanum Forum is located about 450 meters from the Assago Milanofiori Forum Metro station, which can be reached with the Metro Line M2.

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