Renowned soul and pop band Simply Red will make their long-awaited return to the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 21 April for a special headline concert in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

The band are currently promoting their eleventh studio album, Big Love on a massive world tour, with concerts in Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Iceland, Russia, Poland, Latvia, Spain, Czech Republic, Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK.

The last time the group performed at the Hall was in 2007 for a run of dates during their Stay tour. Prior to this they played four concerts in 2005, and their first ever appearance at the Hall was in 1989, performing songs from their then newly released Platinum album A New Flame.

Mick Hucknall, the band’s charismatic frontman, has made more recent appearances at the Hall – in 2012 as part of his solo American Soul tour, and during 2013’s Bluesfest when he joined an all star line-up of musicians including B.B. King, Ronnie Wood and Slash for a musical tribute to blues legend Bobby Bland.

He returned once more for last year’s Teenage Cancer Trust concerts, appearing on stage with Van Morrison for a rendition of Streets of Arklow.

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Simply Red will perform at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust on Thursday 21 April