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SIMPLY RED FIRST ACT ANNOUNCED FOR LIVE AT CHELSEA CONCERT SERIES IN 2016

 

OPEN AIR CONCERT SERIES RETURNS TO THE HISTORIC HOME OF THE CHELSEA PENSIONERS

 

ICONIC BRITISH BAND ANNOUNCED TO PERFORM ON SUNDAY JUNE 19th

 

JUNE 17th-19th 2016

 

Pre sale Wednesday 16th December

 

General on sale Friday 18th December

 

 

Simply Red, the seminal British R’n’B band of the eighties and nineties, have been announced as the first act to perform at the returning Live At Chelsea concert series in 2016.

 

Currently on their Big Love World Tour having celebrated a milestone 30-year anniversary, the band will perform their classic hits on Sunday 19th June from across their discography, having sold 60 million albums worldwide.

 

Mick Hucknall will be joined by his long serving band mates Ian Kirkham (sax), Steve Lewinson (bass), Kenji Suzuki (guitar), Kevin Robinson (trumpet and flute) and Dave Clayton (keyboards) plus new drummer Roman Roth, who will thrill the audience with their canon of hits, including ‘Stars’, ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’ and ‘Fairground’, to the backdrop of one of London’s most venerable buildings.

 

On performing at Live In Chelsea, Mick said:

 

“I’m thrilled that we’ve got the chance to play in such beautiful surroundings, but the real privilege for us is in supporting the veterans of this country, who have given so much.  We can’t wait!”.

 

Following its successful debut in 2015 where Rufus Wainwright, Damien Rice and Alison Moyet all performed at the inaugural Live At Chelsea concert series, Kilimanjaro in partnership with The Royal Hospital Chelsea, are delighted to announce that the three day concert series will be returning for a second year.

 

Cementing itself as a must see event in the summer calendar for 20,000 music goers, Live At Chelsea is the only concert series staged at this beautiful venue. The shows themselves are hosted in a fully seated auditorium in the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s central courtyard - the Hospital itself was founded by King Charles II in 1682 and is home to the Chelsea Pensioners, 300 retired soldiers (many of whom attended the shows, with the London Evening Standard noting how Alison Moyet “charmed” the Pensioners in Chelsea).

 

Andy Hickling, MBE – MBIFM, Director of Estates, Facilities, Commercial & Quartermaster at The Royal Chelsea Hospital said: “After a fantastic line up in 2015, we are delighted that we will be welcoming music fans to the Royal Hospital Chelsea again next summer.  The historic home is one of London’s architectural gems and offers a stunning backdrop to the world-class artists who will be performing.

 

“A portion of the ticket sale proceeds will also go towards funding care for the Chelsea Pensioners (retired soldiers) who live here, as well as helping to fund the ongoing maintenance of the Grade I listed site. All who manage to get tickets are guaranteed to experience a very special evening.”

 

Tickets from £40

 

Available at - www.liveatchelsea.com

 

Hospitality packages including dinner in the Hospital State Apartments, champagne reception and Luxury BBQ are also available.

 

To find out how you can help the Royal Hospital Chelsea offer a home, comradeship and the very best care to our Nation’s veterans see:

 

www.chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

 

For further information about Live At Chelsea please contact:

 

Dan Deacon or Stuart Bennett – Deacon Communications Limited

020 3176 6607