Simply Red Celebrate 25th Anniversary of ‘Stars’ at AECC



Simply Red take their classic album ‘Stars’ on the road at the end of the year and will be performing at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre’s (AECC) GE Oil & Gas Arena on Tuesday 15th November. The first half of this special show will feature the entire ‘Stars’ album in it’s original running order while the second half of the show will feature hits and classic Simply Red songs.

‘Stars’ was released on 30th September 1991 and was the best selling UK album for two consecutive years, 1991 and 1992, a feat that hasn’t been repeated since. It was their 4th album and the first to feature a collection of songs written entirely by Mick Hucknall for which he received an Ivor Novello award for Best Songwriter of the Year in 1991 in addition to a Brit Award for Best British Band that same year.

“After the huge success of ‘A New Flame’, I set myself the challenge of composing a whole album of original songs, ” Mick Hucknall recalls. “I could never have imagined that ‘Stars’ would have the impact it did. It was a truly magical time. Now, looking on after 25 years, it seems only fitting to celebrate by performing the album in the original running order.”

25 years after it’s release, ‘Stars’ remains one of modern music’s best and most successful albums. It made Mick Hucknall a superstar, turning Simply Red into one of the country’s biggest bands. The album sold over 10 million worldwide, 4 million in the UK.  Today the album sounds as fresh and exciting as it did in 1991.

Anna Mackenzie, Senior Sales Manager at AECC said “We are very excited Simply Red have chosen to return to AECC to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the classic ‘Stars’ album, a firm favourite for many Simply Red fans. The winter session at AECC is looking to be jam packed with something for everyone with Deacon Blue and Disney On Ice presents Frozen already announced and more coming soon!”


For more information, please contact Susan Kerr, PR & Marketing Executive at AECC on [email protected] or 01224 330 479.


Tickets for the show go on general sale at 5pm on Wednesday 8th June from or 08444 77 9000.

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