iTunes-spurning Simply Red plan Mac-powered farewell

Mick Hucknall and chums today shipped the all-new ‘Songs Of Love’ album and revealed plans for a farewell Simply Red world tour – and there’s a Mac in the mix.

Hucknall founded the band in 1984. Now new album release ‘Songs of Love’ has been confirmed as scheduled to ship on February 28 2010, coinciding with an announcement about the band’s tour plans for later this year.

In order to achieve the tour, the band has reprogrammed the entire Simply Red back catalogue into Logic Pro in order to use Apple’s MainStage application during the show.

In a funny old move to spurn iTunes (at least partially in some territories) The ‘Songs of Love’ album will be made available exclusively through Tesco stores (a UK supermarket chain) and can be pre-ordered from 22 February at www.tescoentertainment.com.

Here’s the band’s big hit:

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