Simply Red announce show in Leeds as part of comeback tour

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Chart-topping band Simply Red have announced a show at Leeds’s First Direct Arena as they make a typically-colourful return to the music scene.

Mick Hucknall and co yesterday confirmed details of a 30th anniversary tour that will come five years after their last performance.

The tour includes a date at the First Direct Arena on December 8 next year.

The arena’s Tony Watson said: “Iconic and with a back catalogue the envy of many a musician, it’s going to be great to welcome Simply Red to the arena celebrating 30 years of topping the hit parade.”

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am. Purchases can be made via www.firstdirectarena.com, over the phone on 0844 248 1585 or in person from the arena ticket office.

*Former Doctor Who actor Peter Davison has been announced as guest presenter for a sci-fi celebration that is visiting the First Direct Arena on May 27 next year.

The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular will showcase the long-running programme’s music and feature more than 100 performers.

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