FRESH from the success of their latest top-ten album Blue Eyed Soul, pop-soul legends Simply Red have announced an exclusive North Wales show this summer.

The band will be performing at Eirias Stadium on Sunday, August 14.

On returning to the stage this summer, Mick Hucknall said: “I’ve spent most of my life going out and singing for people, so it has felt strange not to have that the past couple of years.

“I’ve missed being able to express myself.

“It's wonderfully inspiring that people can go and see bands again. I can’t wait.”

Simply Red have sold more than 60 million albums worldwide – with no fewer than five going to number one in the UK, and have more than one billion views on YouTube.

Their 1991 classic, Stars, was the best-selling album for two years running in Britain and Europe.

They have had two US Billboard chart toppers with classic singles Holding Back the Years and If You Don’t Know Me By Now.

Pablo Janczur, from promoters Orchard Live, said: “We’re really thrilled Simply Red are coming to Colwyn Bay.

“It’s been a tough couple of years and coming out and seeing one of the UK’s greatest artists on a summers evening playing hit after hit is going to be fantastic. I can’t wait!”

Tickets are on general sale on Friday, March 11 at 10am via, and Venue Cymru on 01492 872 000.