Simply Red

30 September 2025

Due to huge public demand, Simply Red today announce they’re adding Sheffield to their 40th Anniversary tour, as we get ready to celebrate the remarkable legacy of one of the UK’s most treasured bands.

Iconic soul and pop band Simply Red today announce that they have added an extra date to their forthcoming 40th anniversary UK & Ireland arena tour for September & October 2025 – the tour will now extend to Sheffield Utilita Arena on 30 September.

Few bands have enjoyed the success and longevity of Simply Red. With over 60 million albums sold worldwide, five UK #1 albums, 1.8 billion streams across streaming platforms worldwide, and over 1 million YouTube subscribers, Simply Red remain one of the UK’s most successful and well-loved bands. Their 1991 classic Stars was the best-selling album for two years running in Britain and Europe, and all 13 of Simply Red’s studio albums, including their latest release ‘Time’, have been UK Top 10’s.

Mick Hucknall formed Simply Red in 1985 working-class Manchester and enjoyed early success with first single ‘Money’s Too Tight To Mention’ and the Brit Award-nominated album ‘Picture Book’ (the first of 13 nominations, and 3 Brit Award wins). This was followed by a decade of superstardom and global hits. Today Simply Red continue to sell out tours across the globe. Their live show is renowned for its exceptional quality, with Mick Hucknall long-established as one of the great vocalists of contemporary music.

To celebrate this impressive 40-year milestone, Simply Red head back out on the road in 2025, telling the musical story of Simply Red so far – from ‘Picture Book’ to ‘Time’, and everything in between.

Tickets go on presale (accessible by signing up to the Utilita Arena Sheffield newsletter by midnight 08 April 2024) Thursday, 11 April 2024 at 10am and general sale Friday, 12 April 2024 at 10am.