Singular Artists has announced Wider Than Pictures, a series of unique and exciting events taking place at the National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks this summer, starting with Simply Red on Friday August 26th.
Simply red – in brief
Simply Red has over a billion hits on You Tube and has sold over 60 million albums worldwide, including five number ones in the UK. Their 1991 classic Stars was the best-selling album for two consecutive years in Britain and Europe.
They had two US Billboard chart toppers with classic singles Holding Back The Years and If You Don’t Know Me By Now.
Mick Hucknall, the band’s songwriter and frontman since the band’s debut in 1985, said: “I want them to enjoy playing, for the crowds to get up and move, and for everyone to put in their his heart. It’s about capturing the groove.
“I spent most of my life going out and singing for people, and it was weird not having that for so long. It’s wonderfully inspiring that people can see bands again now, and I can’t wait to get back on stage,” he continued.
The new series will be held at the iconic Collins Barracks, named after Michael Collins, Chairman of the Provisional Irish Government of the Irish Free State and Commander of the National Army, who was killed during the War of Independence in 1922.
Built by Limerick military engineer Thomas de Burgh in a neo-classical style and completed in 1704, the barracks are one of Dublin’s oldest buildings and house the National Museum of Decorative Arts and History exhibits. Ireland since 1997.