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8th December 2011

Big Tent

The Proclaimers will headline Big Tent, Scotland’s leading environmental festival, held in the grounds of Falkland Estate in Fife on Saturday 21st July 2012.
Recognised as Scotland’s greenest festival, the Big Tent is a family friendly affair that hosts two stages of music, a children’s encampment, and a further five zones aimed at encouraging festival
goers to engage with the latest environmental and eco themed topics.

Ticket information at www.bigtentfestival.co.uk

 

24th November 2011

Celtic Connections “Bring It All Home” Gerry Rafferty Remembered
2nd Show Added
Monday 23d January 2012
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall : Main Auditorium

2nd SHOW NOW SOLD OUT

Following the immediate sell out of the tribute concert on Sunday 22nd January, a second evening has been added, see line up below.

Tickets at :http://www.celticconnections.com/whatson/

4th November 2011

Here’s a great video featuring the Doctor Who cast and crew specially made for the end of David Tennant’s tenure as the Doctor last year, it was watched at the wrap party and has now popped up on You Tube this week.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s4Czla6tXc&feature=youtu.be

The STV show which caused a wave of debate across Scotland last night revealed the 12 tracks chosen to make up Scotland’s Greatest Album. The five-part show saw public votes ultimately compiling “Scotland’s greatest album”. Over four episodes an expert panel shortlisted 15 songs from each decade, starting with the 70s and ending with the 00s. The final episode unveiled ‘Scotland’s Greatest Album’, with the top three tracks from each decade as chosen by STV viewers, Sun readers and Real Radio listeners, with The Proclaimers having two songs in the final 12. Craig and Charlie said “We are very honoured as it is the public that voted for it, so we are delighted to be on it twice.”

The final songs were: Gerry Raffery – Baker Street (70s, most popular), Rod Stewart – Maggie May (70s,second), Stealers Wheel – Stuck in the Middle of You (70s,third),Deacon Blue – Dignity (80s, most popular), The Proclaimers – Sunshine on Leith (80s, second), Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (80s, third), The Proclaimers – (I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles (90s, most popular), The Waterboys – The Whole of the Moon (90s, second), Frankie Miller – Caledonia (90s, third), Snow Patrol – Run (00s, most popular), Paolo Nutini – Candy (00s, second), Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out (00s, third).

Link to the final show – http://player.stv.tv/programmes/scotland-greatest-album/2011-11-03-2100/

Craig and Charlie interviewed after the result was broadcast on STV’s Scotland Tonight show (interview begins at 12.30) – http://player.stv.tv/programmes/scotland-tonight/2011-11-03-2230/

Craig and Charlie did a host of UK radio interviews last week following the release of digitally remastered versions of their first three albums on Chrysalis. Here they are being interviewed by Forth One FM’s Grant Stott.
http://www.forthone.com/on-air/grant-stott-with-the-proclaimers-october-2011/

26th October 2011

Celtic Connections “Bring It All Home”
Gerry Rafferty Remembered
Sunday 22nd January 2012
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall : Main Auditorium

NOW SOLD OUT

One year on from Gerry Rafferty’s much-mourned passing, his daughter Martha and his long-term friend, Rab Noakes curate a lavish commemorative gathering of the Paisley-born singer-songwriter’s friends, family, bandmates, collaborators and admirers, performing their pick of classics and lesser-known jewels from his 40-year career; from the Humblebums through Stealers Wheel, City to City and Baker Street to his later solo releases. Artists include The Proclaimers (Rafferty having co-produced their 1987 breakthrough hit Letter from America); flying in specially from Toronto, Ron Sexsmith; Barbara Dickson (who sang backing vocals on City to City and Night Owl, later duetting with Rafferty on her Dylan album); fellow 70s hitmaker Maria Muldaur; ex-Cream singer and bassist – and fellow Scottish small-town-boy-made-big – Jack Bruce; Burns Unit/ ex-Delgados songstress Emma Pollock and soulful Irish balladeer James Vincent McMorrow. Two of Rafferty’s regular sidemen, guitarist Hugh Burns and saxophonist Mel Collins, will feature with the evening’s house band, Glasgow’s own Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire.

Tickets at : www.celticconnections.com/whatson/event/118449-%22Bring-It-All-Home%22-Gerry-Rafferty-Remembered

20th October 2011

Here are three wee film interviews where Craig and Charlie discuss the tracks that feature on bonus discs (B sides, live tracks and previously unreleased radio sessions)
which accompany special editions of The Proclaimers first three albums released on Chrysalis, the original albums and bonus discs tracks have been digitally remastered from original master tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London.

Out now on CD & Digital Downloads.

This Is The Story

Sunshine On Leith

Hit The Highway

 

October 7th 2011

Craig and Charlie have enjoyed immensely recording The Proclaimers 9th studio album with producer Steve Evans over the past few weeks and are now mixing the final tracks.

Last Sunday saw Charlie run 10k in 59 minutes and 51 seconds at the BUPA Great Edinburgh Run in support of the Association For International Cancer Research, one of the charities that he and Craig are proud to be patrons of. Many thanks indeed to those who contributed in sponsoring the run.

Fans in Scotland can see Craig and Charlie participate in STV’s Scotland’s Greatest Album series, they feature in editions broadcast on 11th and 18th October as viewers vote on the best tracks from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s http://programmes.stv.tv/scotlands-greatest-album/

First Three Albums Remastered:

‘THIS IS THE STORY’, ‘SUNSHINE ON LEITH’ AND ‘HIT THE HIGHWAY’

With Previously Unreleased Bonus Material

October 17th sees the CD/Digital Download UK release of special editions of The Proclaimers first three albums released on Chrysalis, each contains the original album plus a bonus disc containing bonus B sides, live tracks and previously unreleased radio sessions all tracks have been newly remastered at Abbey road Studios, London. The bonus CD’s feature track-by-track sleeve note interviews with Craig and Charlie.
Also released in Australia, CD/DD 14th Oct, New Zealand DD 17th Oct, Canada DD 17th Oct CD 25th Oct, USA DD 18th Oct. ROW check local outlets for release dates.

This Is The Story

‘THIS IS THE STORY’
1. Throw The ‘R’ Away 2. Over And Done With 3. Misty Blue 4. The Part That Really Matters 5. (I’m Gonna) Burn Your Playhouse Down 6. Letter From America (Acoustic Version) 7. Sky Takes The Soul 8. It Broke My Heart 9. The First Attack 10. Make My Heart Fly 11. Beautiful Truth 12. The Joyful Kilmarnock Blues
13. Letter From America (Band Version)

DISC TWO:
From ‘Throw The R Away’ single: 1. A Train Went Past The Window 2. Long Gone Lonesome Blues 3. I Can’t Be Myself From ‘Letter From America’ single: 4. I’m Lucky 5. Just Because 6. Twenty Flight Rock From ‘Make My Heart Fly’ single: 7. Make My Heart Fly (band version) 8. Wish I Could Say 9. (I’m Gonna) Burn Your Playhouse Down (live at Railwayman’s Club, Inverness Dec 87) 10. Throw The ‘R’ Away (live at Railwayman’s Club, Inverness) Dec 87 The Charlie Gillett Show, Capital Radio Live Session 16/4/87: 11. Over And Done With 12. The First Attack 13. It Broke My Heart

Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/
HMV:http://clkuk.tradedoubler.com/

Digital Downloads available from October 17th on iTunes and all digital platforms

Sunshine On Leith

‘SUNSHINE ON LEITH’
1. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) 2. Cap In Hand 3. Then I Met You 4. My Old Friend The Blues 5. Sean
6. Sunshine On Leith 7. Come On Nature 8. I’m On My Way 9. What Do You Do 10. It’s Saturday Night
11. Teardrops 12. Oh Jean

DISC TWO:
From ‘I’m Gonna Be’ single: 1. Better Days From ‘Sunshine On Leith’ single: 2. Leaving Home 3. The First Attack (band version) From ‘King Of The Road’ single: 4. Lulu Selling Tea 5. Long Black Veil 6. Not Ever
Nicky Campbell BBC Radio Session, 6 January 1989: 7. What Do you Do 8. Hard Times Come Again No More 9. Over And Done With 10. Sean BBC Going Live On Radio 1 Christmas Extravaganza, 23 December 1990: 11. King Of The Road 12. Blue Christmas BBC Live at Glastonbury, June 1989: 13. (I’m Gonna) Burn Your Playhouse Down 14. Oh Jean

Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/
HMV:http://hmv.com/

Digital Downloads available from October 17th on iTunes and all digital platforms
Digital extra tracks from Sunshine On Leith single, Letter from America (live at Greenbelt Festival) Aug 88. From I’m On My Way single Over And Done With, Throw The ‘R’ Away and Cap In Hand all live recorded at Barrowlands, Glasgow Dec 88.

Hit The Highway

‘HIT THE HIGHWAY’
1. Let’s Get Married 2. The More I Believe 3. What Makes You Cry? 4. Follow The Money 5. These Arms Of Mine 6. Shout Shout 7. The Light 8. Hit The Highway 9. A Long Long Long Time Ago 10. I Want To Be A Christian 11. Your Childhood 12. Don’t Turn Out Like Your Mother

DISC TWO:
From ‘Let’s Get Married’ single: 1. Invitation To The Blues 2. Gentle On My Mind 3. Waiting For A Train
From ‘What Makes You Cry’ single: 4. Guess Who Won’t Beg 5. Shout Shout (acoustic) 6. Follow The Money (acoustic) 7. Bobby 8. What Makes You Cry? (acoustic) From ‘These Arms Of Mine’ single:
9. These Arms Of Mine (remix) 10. Joyful Kilmarnock Blues (live Barrowlands, Glasgow May 94) From ‘Bye Bye Love’ soundtrack: 11. Bye Bye Love BBC Radio One, Simon Mayo Session, 26 January 1994 12. The Light

Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/
HMV: http://clkuk.tradedoubler.com/

Digital Downloads available from October 17th on iTunes and all digital platforms.
Digital extra tracks from These Arms Of Mine single Sunshine On Leith & What Makes You Cry? Both recorded live at Barrowlands, Glasgow May 94.

 

 

31st August 2011

Proclaimers In The Studio

The recording of the new album has been going great with Craig and Charlie thoroughly enjoying working with producer Steve Evans at a studio near Bath. The tracks will be complete in a couple of weeks and then Steve starts mixing.

Charlie will be running 10k in the BUPA Great Edinburgh Run on October 2nd on behalf of  the Association for International Cancer Research and can be sponsored at http://www.justgiving.com/charliegreatrun.

Charlie Reid

 

 

 

“I am delighted to be running for a Scottish based charity doing such vital research across the World that we have supported for a number of years. I’m looking forward to it very much.” Charlie Reid

www.aicr.org.uk

 

 

 

 

12th July 2011

Craig and Charlie have have just recorded demos of all the new songs written over the last year and are looking forward immensely to recording their next studio album with producer Steve Evans in August/September. We’ll update as things develop.

The Proclaimers in Colorsound

19th April 2011

Since coming off the road late last summer, Craig and Charlie have been concentrating on writing new songs which has been going really well and The Proclaimers will duly record their 9th studio album later this year.
We’ll update as things develop.

Meantime Procs bass player Garry John Kane’s band Button Up has a new 2 track single. You can download ‘Listen to Your Heart (beat)’ & ‘Sweep Out The Trash’ on iTunes,
also available on Amazon mp3, eMusic, Nokia and amazingtunes. All info –www.buttonuprecords.com The Button Up album, ‘Modena’ is due out in July.

5th January 2011

Gerry Rafferty R.I.P.

“He was exceptional  when we worked together and very kind to us. As well as a great songwriter he was a really, really good singer with fantastic harmony ideas. The fact that as well as producing Letter From America, he sang backing harmonies on it, meant a lot to us. A great guy, a fantastic writer, Gerry will be sorely missed and we are greatly saddened at the news.”

Craig and Charlie Reid

* Gerry along with co-producer Hugh Murphy, produced the ‘band version’ of The Proclaimers first hit single, Letter From America in 1987.

23rd December 2010

Very best seasonal wishes and a very happy new year to all.
After touring from March 09 to July 10 we are busy writing and working towards recording a new album later next year.

Slainte!

25th October 2010

Billy Boyd & Proclaimers

Craig and Charlie got together with Billy Boyd when the Sunshine On
Leith musical visited Edinburgh and you can read their joint interview
(click) here…

21st September 2010

The Sunshine On Leith musical now heads around the UK following another triumphant three week sell out run in it’s spiritual home at Dundee Rep Theatre. The weeks ahead see the show visit Inverness, Glasgow, Belfast, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Southampton, Dartford, Northampton, Windsor and Darlington. Further dates for 2011 will be added.

The Stage – www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/

The Guardian –www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2010/sep/16/sunshine-on-leith-review

The Scotsman – http://living.scotsman.com/performing-arts/Theatre-reviews-Sunshine-On-Leith.6521084.jp

The Courier –www.thecourier.co.uk/Living/Stage/article/4883/

Press & Journal – www.pressandjournal.co.uk/

The Herald – www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/stage-visual-arts/sunshine-on-leith-dundee-rep-1.1053786

Perthshire Advertiser – www.perthshireadvertiser.co.uk

Trailer – www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwpuc_AcU_c

Web Site – www.sunshineonleiththemusical.com

31st August 2010

The  award winning and hugely successful musical Sunshine On Leith now hits the road today for it’s third run across theatres in the UK, there’s loads of info at www.sunshineonleiththemusical.com

With Billy Boyd starring in this production, here he speaks eloquently about the musical and The Proclaimers songs http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/features/Preview-Sunshine-on-Leith-Dundee.6499531.jp

15th July 2010

Proclaimers iPhone AppThe Proclaimers 5 Track Guitar App now available at iTunes.

Devised by Colin Usher with audio having been played by Proclaimers guitarist Zac Ware, the app allows users to learn the words and guitar chords to 5 songs, I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), Sunshine On Leith, I’m On My Way, Life With You and Love Can Move Mountains. Also features exclusive live video footage of Life With You performed at Edinburgh Castle in July 2008. The app also keeps you posted with news updates and gig announcements.

Click here to visit iProclaimer on the iTunes App Store

Sunshine On Leith starring Billy Boyd.

Dundee Rep is excited to be bringing back for it’s third run their award-winning, critically acclaimed musical SUNSHINE ON LEITH, the must see show packed with songs from the The Proclaimers. Written by Stephen Greenhorn, the drama follows the highs and lows of 2 soldiers returning home from Afghanistan. Families, relationships and life in Leith are not all plain sailing in this exceptional love story about every day life in Scotland.

“capable of wrenching a tear from the bronze statue atop Leith Walk” The List

“a show worth walking 500 miles for, if not 500 more” The Guardian

“one of the hottest tickets of recent Scottish theatre” The Scotsman

2010 Dates – Tickets on sale now

31/8 to 18/9 Dundee Rep Theatre, 21/9 to 25/9 Inverness Eden Court, 28/9 to 2/10 Glasgow King’s Theatre, 5/10 to 9/10 Belfast Grand Opera House, 12/10 to 16/10 Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 19/10 to 23/10 Aberdeen His Majesty’s, 26/10 to 30/10 Southampton The Mayflower, 2/11 to 6/11 Dartford Orchard Theatre, 9/11 to 13/11 Northampton Derngate Theatre, 23/11 to 27/11 Darlington Civic Theatre.

Further dates for 2011 to be announced.

The Proclaimers live at T in The Park – Photo slideshow.
Shots by Colin Usher of Coffee With A Lid

Click here to view

See ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ live from T In The Park (sorry UK only)

www.bbc.co.uk/music/tinthepark/2010/artists/the_proclaimers/

One of the most treasured institutions is an afternoon set on the Main Stage by The Proclaimers, which galvanises the troops and gets the raucous singing started. The Proclaimers opened with the questionable observation that “Now the sun is out and the rain is somewhere else” – not a wildly inaccurate weather forecast but a lyric from the title track of their most recent album Notes & Rhymes. It activated the crowd instantly with its tub-thumping rockabilly rhythm, gutsy vocals and a spirited burst of Craig’s harmonica playing.

In typical Proclaimers’ style, there was to be no pussyfooting around with the setlist – Letter From America, Over And Done With and I’m On My Way were rolled out next, all rollicking tunes guaranteed to lift the spirits in a persistent drizzle. But this is only one aspect of The Proclaimers’ musical character. They also write the most moving hug-thy-neighbour ballads, and Sunshine On Leith provided the perfect moment for a maudlin wallow, embellished here with a mournful fiddle solo. After a pause for the crowd to wipe away a tear and blame it on the rain, they tore into the remainder of their set, including the definitive version of I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), supported by a raucous crowd.

Those 500 miles passed surprisingly quickly – in fact, it was all over in 45 well-drilled minutes – another Proclaimers set defined by the passion, gusto and gloriously guttural enunciation of the Reids. THE SCOTSMAN

THERE’S nothing like a good old sing-along to raise morale. By 3.20pm on Saturday, when Leith’s finest – The Proclaimers – emerged onto the main stage, the relentless rain was threatening to dampen spirits of punters squelching around in thick mud. But straight off the bat, bespectacled twins Charlie and Craig, with their no-nonsense rock ‘n’ roll sensibilities, had the crowd onside, lifting spirits with a short but sweet hit-packed 40-minute set. It only took most fans a few seconds of the second song to recognise the 1987 classic, Letter from America, provoking a World Cup goal-like response, with an entire stadium of fists punching the air.

Thousands had streamed into the main arena for the home team’s crowd-pleasing set, and they were not disappointed, judging by the en masse vocal participation that at times drowned out the sound system. Every single face singled out on the big screens was singing along, with the fervour obviously too much for one fan’s giant stuffed monkey being passed over heads with its’ polystyrene innards spilling out.

The Reids may have spent much of the 1990s in the wilderness, but as T in the Park demonstrated, their credibility and fan base has soared again, with the pair now firmly pegged as national treasures. On what was otherwise a miserable afternoon, the legendary Leithers were definitely a ray of sunshine on Balado. PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER

Friday 18th June

HOH Concert slideshow

Hands Off Hibs 20th Anniversary Concert Edinburgh Usher Hall Weds 9th June
Celebrating 20 years since Hibernian FC fans helped fight off a hostile takeover that would have seen the club closed down.

Photo slideshow featuring a Hibs supporting line up of musicians, The Proclaimers, Fish, the Bum Clocks, The 1004s, comedians Eric Davidson and Bill Barclay, host Grant Stott and words from Margot McDonald, Mark McLean, Sir Tom Farmer and Rod Petrie. And of course the fans

Hands Off Hibs

Click here for the photos

Photos by John Need


Friday 28th May

Billy BoydThankfully after losing his voice in USA last week, Craig has had the OK from doc and rehearsed with band yesterday and now looking forward to shows in Scotland this weekend.

The award winning Sunshine On Leith musical hits the road for it’s third UK run in September (full listing info to follow) and brilliant to see Billy Boyd sign up for one of the lead roles.

www.whatsonstage.com/news/theatre/london/

http://theatrebreaksinlondon.co.uk/

30th April 2010

The Proclaimers’ shows in Germany have, by agreement with the promoter A.S.S. Concerts & Promotion and The Proclaimers, been postponed. We are looking into re-scheduling the shows, but however this can not be in the current touring period.
Ticket refunds from local point if purchase, tickets bought from Eventim can get info athttp://www.eventim.de/cgi-bin/tservice.dii?affiliate=EVE&fun=thelpcontent&doc=feature/helpcontent/details&hilfeid=63

15th April 2010

Hands Off HibsThe Proclaimers are confirmed to appear at Hands Off Hibs 20th Anniversary – The Hibs Go Marching On! A benefit concert for Alzheimer Scotland (Lothian Early Onset Support Service) & Hibs Former Players Association at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh on 9th June. A night of Music, Comedy and Football with a distinctly Hibernian flavour featuring Hibernian FC players of last 20 years, Big Screen highlights from the past 2 decades, entertainment from a Hibs supporting line up featuring music from The Proclaimers, Fish, The Bum-Clocks (Tam Dean-Burn) and The 10.04’s, comedy from Bill Barclay and Eric Davidson, host Grant Stott.
Tickets on sale NOW.

www.seetickets.com Tickets Scotland Edinburgh Ripping Records Usher Hall Box Office 0131 228 1155

The evening is a celebration of Hibernian Football Clubs progression since 20 years ago when the club faced extinction. A group of Hibs supporters formed the Hands Off Hibs organisation, which raised support from football fans and personalities across Scotland. Amongst events they organised were rallies of support at Easter Road Stadium and the Usher Hall. Craig and Charlie were actively involved in the events and campaigning to save the club.

After mismanagement during the late 1980s, Hibs were on the brink of financial ruin in 1990. The Hands Off Hibs group’s campaign for the continued existence of the club succeeded when Sir Tom Farmer acquired a controlling interest in Hibs. The fans were able to persuade Sir Tom to take control despite the fact that he had no great interest in football; Sir Tom was persuaded in part by the fact that a relative of his had been involved in the rescue of Hibs from financial ruin in the early 1890s.

6th April 2010

The Proclaimers launch first of two iPhone apps

Available now at your local Apple App Store for free, I’m Proclaimer allows you to be either Craig or Charlie!

i'm proclaimer iPhone app

Click here to launch the app page on iTunes

 

Coming soon ‘iProclaimer’
The Proclaimers guitar chord & lyrics app.

Brought to you by The Proclaimers and Colin Usher

17th March 2010

The Proclaimers will make their first trip to the Czech Republic for their last live gig of the year when they perform at the Colours of Ostrava Festival on 16th July. www.colours.cz

25th February 2010

proclaimers scottish tourThe Proclaimers have always made a point of visiting parts of Scotland that most bands rarely do and with 46 individual cities and towns across the country having held a Proclaimers concert, that total rises to 48 with first time performances in Troon and Montrose alongside returns to Dunoon, Stirling, Dunfermline and Inverness.

The dates are:
May 29 Troon Town Hall
30 Dunoon Queens Hall
31 Stirling Albert Hall
June 03 Dunfermline The Alhambra
04 Montrose Town Hall
05 Inverness Ironworks.

All tickets on sale from 9am on Friday 26th February
(except Montrose on sale from 10am Saturday 27th)
online www.seetickets.com  hotline 0871 220 0260

We have also added another English regional date with a show on 10th June at Crawley Hawth, tickets on sale from Friday 26th February.
Box Office –  Tel: 01293 553636 Email: box.office@hawth.co.uk
https://tickets.hawth.co.uk/public/default.asp

 

t in the park23rd February 2010

The Proclaimers return to the main stage at this years T In The Parkon Saturday 10th July, Craig and Charlie said: “We are very excited and proud to be playing T In The Park again. Everyone who has played it knows its one of the very best festivals in the world.”

Tickets for T in the Park 2010 go on sale on Friday 26th February at 9am and are available from the following websites.

T In the Park Website: www.tinthepark.co.uk

Ticket Link: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/packages/
Box Office no: 08444 999 990

10th February 2010

Billy Bragg PosterThe Proclaimers and Billy Bragg perform a double header acoustic concert at Bridport’s Electric Palace in Dorset in support of Legal Action Charity Reprieve on Friday 26th March. The Proclaimers and Billy Bragg are committed human rights activists who are coming together to show their support for Reprieve’s vital work on Death Row and in Guantanamo Bay and secret prisons around the world.

Reprieve’s Director Clive Stafford Smith said: “Powerful lyrics have always roused us to stand up and fight for the rights of others. I am delighted that two of the most inspiring artists of recent decades are performing in my local town of Bridport, Dorset – an important hub for human rights activity and little-known centre of the universe.”

Craig and Charlie said: “We are absolutely delighted to be alongside Billy Bragg, supporting Reprieve again through our live work. the charity does fantastic and much needed work that needs to be highlighted and supported.”

Tickets: £25 from West Dorset Tourist Information Centre, Bridport South Street, DT6 3NY Tel: 01308 424901 www.westdorset.com
www.reprieve.org.uk

The Proclaimers and full band are confirmed for 6 dates in Germany in May, 3d Duisburg, Steinbruch, 4th Cologne, Yard Club, 5th Munich, Ampere, 6th Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal, 8th Berlin, Quasimodo, 9th Hamburg, Knust. Ticket info in The Gigs section.

5th February 2010

The Proclaimers confirm further summer shows in USA and England, all ticket info in The Gigs section above.

Tickets are on sale from 10am on Saturday 6th February for three Acoustic shows on USA East Coast, May 20th New York, NY, City Winery, 21st Northampton, MA, Iron Horse, 22nd Philadelphia, PA, Tin Angel.

Tickets for the newly announced dates in England are on sale from 9am on Monday 8th February. This run of dates sees The Proclaimers perform June 16th Durham Gala, 17th Lincoln Engine Shed, 18th The Big Session Festival, Leicester De Montfort Hall, 20th Beverley Festival, 25th Holmfirth Picturedrome, 26th Grassington Festival (Sold Out), 27th Scarborough Spa Theatre, then two dates in July 3d Shrewsbury Severn Theatre and 4th Preston 54 Degrees

20th January 2010

The Proclaimers will be headlining The Big Session Festival at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Friday 18th June.
www.bigsessionfestival.com – Tickets at https://kiosk.iristickets.co.uk/k?Demontfort&LKBSF10EB

14th January 2010
The Proclaimers will be visiting Belgium, Holland and Norway for 6 shows on April 25th Dranouter Festival, 26th Utrecht Tivoli de Helling, 27th Breda Mezz, 29th Bergen Logen Teater, 30th Oslo John Dee and May 1st Trondheim Royal Garden Hotel. All ticket links in The Gigs section.

31st December 2009
A Very Happy New Year to all.

We have had a fantastic 2009 with the release of the Notes & Rhymes album and 95 live shows across the World that began in March at SXSW in Austin and ended at London’s O2 for BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans Show ‘Farewell Drivetime’ party. Our thanks and appreciation to everyone who has bought  tracks or made it to a gig, we hope that you have enjoyed the music.

Whilst mainly writing in the year ahead, The Proclaimers will be doing a few live shows in the Spring and Summer of 2010, full info as gigs confirmed.

David TennantUK residents can access David Tennant’s Desert Island Discs for BBC Radio 4 herewww.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pdz1 (on line till 8th January).

David describes his first track by The Proclaimers – “I could have chosen any and and every track from this band, probably my favourite band of all time. They write the most spectacular songs, big hearted, uncynical passionate songs.”

Tonight, Thursday 31st December, Auld Lang Syne 18:25 on BBC Two (Scotland only), catch Craig and Charlie’s contribution to Artworks Scotland film on Robert Burns most famous song

11th December

We have popped up on BBC’s Dr Who site, on their Christmas Adventure Calender, filmed earlier this year when David Tennant was hosting a Saturday morning BBC Radio 2 show.www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/s4/features/videos/adventure_091211
the site cannot be accessed out side UK so here is You Tube link also
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iBIEs7aVAQ

9th December

The UAE Government have announced a dry day on Thursday 17th so The Proclaimers concert at The Irish Village in Dubai has now moved to Friday 18th December.

3rd December

The Proclaimers are currently enjoying a 14 date tour in Australia and New Zealand then squeeze in their 94th and final gig of the year on their return home, by stopping off for a concert in Dubai at The Irish Village on 17th December.  Not quite their last live appearance of the year though, as Craig and Charlie head to London for a couple of acoustic songs when they join  BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans on his penultimate  drivetime show, ‘Bye Bye Drivetime, Hello Breakfast’ which is being broadcast live  from The O2 in London on December 23rd.

Spring to early Summer 2010 will see a few shows in Europe and America, to be announced in the new year, the first of which sees tickets going  on sale on December 7th for The Proclaimers headlining  Yorkshire’s lovely Grassington Festival on Friday 26th June, info at www.grassington-festival.org.uk

Tuesday 2nd November

Due to extra production holds just being released, 100 standing tickets for both concerts at Edinburgh Usher Hall on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th November will be on sale from 10.00am on Wednesday 4th November from box office www.usherhall.co.uk 0131 228 1155.

Thursday 29th October

Listen to The Proclaimers 5 song acoustic performance recorded on 27th September at Mountain Stage here –
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114218604&ft=1&f=1039

Sunday 18th October

Tuesday 20th October sees Craig and Charlie appearing on BBC 1 TV Breakfast Show for an interview (scheduled for 8.45am), as they nip up to London between gigs on their current UK tour.

NPR radio stations across the USA will be broadcasting Mountain Stage over the weekend of 23-25th October featuring Craig and Charlie’s acoustic performance recorded in Charlestown, WV at end of last month www.mountainstage.org/mtnstagebroadcast.aspx

A complete list of stations that carry Mountain Stage can be found here:http://www.mountainstage.org/mtnstageaffiliates.aspx

The Proclaimers are currently 2 weeks into a 5 week UK tour then they head off mid November for a month long Australia/New Zealand tour. All UK, Australian and New Zealand gig info can be found in The Gigs section above.

Notes & Rhymes UK Tour T-Shirts and Beanie hats have been added alongside CD’s and downloads in The Shop section.

Friday 18th September

This week sees The Proclaimers complete their USA tour as they head down the west coast, then they head back to UK for 24 date October and November UK Tour, ticket info in The Gigs section above, the dates are:

October
09 Carlisle Sands Centre
10 Manchester Apollo
12 Norwich UAE
13 Cambridge Corn Exchange
14 Oxford O2 Academy
16 Nottingham Royal Centre
17 Southampton Guild Hall
18 Exeter University Great Hall
20 Bristol Colston Hall
21 Cardiff St. David’s Hall
22 London Hammersmith Apollo
24 Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
25 Llandudno Venue Cymru
26 Birmingham Symphony Hall
28 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
29 Sheffield City Hall
30 Leeds O2 Academy

November
01 Newcastle City Hall
05 Dumfries DG1 (Sold Out)
07 Aberdeen Exhibition Centre
09 Perth Concert Hall (Sold Out)
10 Edinburgh Usher Hall (Sold Out)
11 Edinburgh Usher Hall (Sold Out)
13 Glasgow SECC.

Special Guests for the England & Wales shows will be Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff and for Scottish dates, Mr Kil.

Tues 15th September

Craig and Charlie arrive in Chicago on tour and are appearing on one of USA’s biggest radio shows Mancow’s Morning Madhouse hosted by Erich “Mancow” Muller, running nationally in over 50 US markets, live today at 8.00am CDT / 2.00pm BST – http://www.mancow.com

Friday 4th September

Here is info on great campaign Craig and Charlie are backing taking place at the EICC in Edinburgh on Saturday 3d October. As well as walking a mile themselves during the afternoon, The Proclaimers perform at the Miles for Smiles Ball in the evening.

Miles for Smiles 500 Miles Challenge

Each mile will be allocated to a single minute from 11.10am until 7.30pm.

The one-mile circuit starts and finishes at the EICC in Edinburgh. It consists of two laps of Conference Square (behind the EICC) and Festival Square (in front of the Sheraton). At the half way stage and when you finish you will come right through the EICC. This means that if you’d struggle with a whole mile, there is an opportunity to share your mile with the other half of your team. The course is completely off-road, mainly paved and has no steps – just some gentle slopes and a short, slightly bumpy section – but nothing to stop a wheelchair!

You can do the way you like – which is legal and decent! From singing to cheer leading; from tossing a pancake to piggy back; from bikini clad to toddling; from a pogo stick to wheelchair precision. You can take part as an individual or as a team of any number (within reason!). Miles in the Miles for Smiles 500 miles Challenge will be allocated to the most exciting/imaginative/testing ideas – which are also likely to raise the most sponsorship! . You can take as long as you like to finish your mile. Safe overtaking is allowed!

500 Miles aims to support amputees and other disabled people in Malawi and Zambia in Africa. Their particular focus is the delivery and development of prosthetic and orthotic services. Prostheses are devices which replace body parts which are missing. Orthoses are supports for body parts which don’t function properly. Their work involves funding the education and training of prosthetists and orthotists, establishing and supporting centres which supply prosthetic and orthotic services and funding orthopaedic and plastic surgery which promotes mobility/function. In the UK, the NHS provides prostheses, orthoses and surgery, free to anyone in need. In Malawi and Zambia thousands of men, women and children lose limbs, or the use of them, due to disease, accident or poverty. Many lose their livelihoods, homes or families – some even die.

All info at www.500miles.co.uk

Edinburgh Evening News article – Proclaimers sign up to lead fundraisers on walk for charity
http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/latestnews/Proclaimers-sign-up-to-lead.5618277.jp

Tues 25th August

July and August has seen The Proclaimers enjoy a terrific run of festivals and shows in Canada, UK and Ireland which culminate this weekend with gigs in Shetland on Saturday and Shrewsbury on Monday.
Here are a couple of pics of the guys getting a great reception at the end of their V Festival (Chelmsford) performance last Sunday.

  

click to enlarge

There will be a live webstream from Shrewsbury Folk Festival on Monday 31st Augustwww.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
and you can catch The Proclaimers performing from 4.40 to 6.00pm (BST).

The Proclaimers then hit the road in earnest with USA tour in September, UK tour in October/November and Australia and New Zealand dates in November/December. See The Gigs section for all info.

Thurs 9th July

The Proclaimers confirm September 2009 USA Tour Dates.
Tickets on sale 11th July, information in The Gigs section above.

08 Philadelphia PA / World Cafe Live
09 Foxborough, MA / Showcase Live
11 New York, NY / Blender Theater at Gramercy
13 Alexandria, VA / Birchmere
14 Ann Arbor, MI / The Ark
15 Chicago, IL / Double Door
17 Minneapolis, MN / Triple Rock Social Club
19 Denver, CO / Soiled Dove
20 Salt Lake City The Urban Lounge
22 Seattle, WA / The Showbox
23 Portland, OR / Aladdin Theater
25 San Francisco /Bottom Of The Hill
27 Mountain Stage Charleston, WV (NPR recording short acoustic set)

Thurs 2nd July

Viewers in Canada can see Craig and Charlie perform an acoustic song live on CTV’s Canada AM, scheduled for 8.50am on Friday 3rd July.

Weds 1st July

See Craig and Charlie in acoustic action doing a Biz Session for The Sun.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/

26th June

Craig and Charlie perform an acoustic session and chat for Hometime with Geoff Llyod on On Absolute Radio, catch footage at
http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/player/7066/zoo_session.html

22nd June

Hear Craig and Charlie chatting on BBC Radio 2 Steve Wright Show (2hr 27min in) available for next 7 days at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00l8nfd

Also The Proclaimers appearing on BBC 1 TV political magazine programme This Week can be viewed at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/this_week/8109247.stm

Friday 19th June

You can listen for the next 7 days to Craig and Charlie’s interview with Mark Lawson on BBC Radio 4’s Arts magazine programme, Front Row at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kwp11

Two songs live acoustically at The Fly’s Courtyard Session can be seen at http://www.the-fly.co.uk/words/news/top-news-stories/5331/flytv-in-the-courtyard:-the-proclaimers

Orange The Music Show interview at http://web.orange.co.uk/p/music/orange_play

Holy Moly interview http://www.holymoly.com/video/when-hm-met/we-would-walk-500-yards-meet-proclaimers15500.html

GMTV performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jJnTX-kM-s

The Proclaimers have been added to Ottawa Bluesfest on July 10th on a new downtown stage at Byward Market and this will be a free show www.ottawabluesfest.ca

Tuesday 16th June

See Craig and Charlie interview on TuneTribe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YnVfq3GKMQ

The Proclaimers appear at BBC World Service Trust Charity Concert
on 17th June
click here to open press release (PDF)

The Proclaimers are delighted to return to Shetland for a gig at the Clickimin Centre on Saturday 29th August SOLD OUT
Tickets on sale 9am Saturday 20 June at Shetland Box Office, Islesburgh Community Centre, 01595 745555
and at www.seetickets.com

Friday 12th june

The Proclaimers are delighted to be returning to Australia and New Zealand for a November & December tour. See The Gigs section for dates and venues.

Tickets on sale 22nd June

www.adayonthegreen.com.au
www.adayonthegreen.co.nz

11th June
Amazon UK are offering a track ‘I Know’ from the new Notes & Rhymes album as a free mp3 athttp://www.amazon.co.uk/MP3-Music-Download/

Tuesday 9th June

The Proclaimers will be making a number of UK TV/Radio appearances over next couple of weeks including: Fri 12th 7pm BBC 1 The One Show – Sun 14th 7pm to 10pm Craig and Charlie will be co-hosting on the entire three hours of The Billy Sloan Show on Clyde 1FM www.clyde1.com – Mon 15th 5pm STV The Hour Show – Weds 17th ITV 1 GMTV (due on air 7.40am) – Thurs 18th 5pm Absolute Radio Geoff Lloyd’s Hometime Show – Fri 19th 12.30pm ITV 1 Loose Women – 2.30pm BBC Radio London Robert Elms Show – 7.15pm BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Mon 22nd 2pm BBC Radio 2 Steve Wright In The Afternoon

Sunday 24th May

Catch Craig and Charlie in various UK radio stations this week including first couple of days in Scotland. Monday 25th, May 9am – 10am, MFR 1 – Breakfast – Breakfast with Ginno and Nicky,
1pm – Northsound 1 Live on Air with John Milne, 3.30pm, Tay Fm.
Tuesday 26th, 8.00am – Clyde 1, 11.15am West FM live with James Pllu, 11.30am West Sound 1035 with Kevin Devine
11.45am West Sound with Gavin Wallace, 1.30pm, BBC Radio Scotland, Tom Morton Show.

21st May

The Proclaimers have confirmed Canadian tour dates for July.

Saturday 4th July – Mariposa Festival
Monday 6th July – Hamilton Convention Centre
Wednesday 8th July – Peterborough Festival of Lights
Thursday 9th July – Toronto Mod Club
Sunday 12th July – Quebec Festival D’ete
Monday 13th July – Winnipeg McPhillips Street Station Casino
Wednesday 15th July – Edmonton Century Casino
Thursday 16th July – Calgary Deerfoot Casino
Saturday 18th July – Vancouver Folk Festival

Also confirmed are gigs on August 1st, a free event Croydon Summer Festival, August 17th atBelfast Mandela Hall and August 18th at Dublin National Concert Hall.

All ticket info in section above The Gigs

14th May

Further summer festivals confirmed as The Proclaimers appear at Vancouver Folk Festival on 18th July, http://thefestival.bc.ca/ (full Canadian July dates announced at start of next week).
Also confirmed in UK is Stockton International Riverside Festival on 2nd August (a free event)http://www.sirf.co.uk/

Wednesday 6th May

The new Proclaimers single Love Can Move Mountains has rolled out across Scottish radio stations today and you can hear it’s UK national debut featured around 6.10pm on BBC Radio 2, The Chris Evans Show.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/chris-evan

Tuesday 5th May

Following the first play of new song ‘Love Can Move Mountains’ tomorrow (Weds) on Forth 1 where Craig and Charlie are on between 8 and 8.30am, Craig will be talking with Paul Harper at Real Radio Scotland at 10.30am as the station has it’s first play of the single.

Craig and Charlie will be doing telephone chats between 8.45 and 10.00am with Clyde2, Northsound, West Sound, West FM, MFR, Tay FM and Radio Borders as the song airs across Scotland.

Monday 4th May

You can tune in to hear the first play of the single Love Can Move Mountains on Forth 1www.forthone.com as Craig and Charlie join Boogie In The Morning breakfast show between 8 and 8.30am on Wednesday 6th May.

Full info coming soon, the single has a UK release on 8th June with the new album Notes & Rhymes following on 15th June.

27th April

The Proclaimers are delighted to confirm they will be making their third V Festival appearances on the 4Music Stage at V Festival Staffordshire on Saturday 22nd and V Festival Chelmsford on Sunday 23rd August.

23rd April

The Proclaimers have added a second show at Philadelphia PA Tin Angel
on their May East Coast US acoustic tour, with the additional gig on Sunday 17th May.
http://ev15.evenue.net/

 

20th April

The Proclaimers are confirmed to perform at Cleethorpes Rocks, Meridian Park Cleethorpes on Saturday 15th August, ticket info at www.cleethorpesrocks.co.uk

1catherine Tate & David Tennant4th April

Craig and Charlie thoroughly enjoyed their visit to BBC Radio 2 on Saturday with David Tennant and Catherine Tate standing in on The Jonathan Ross Show.

You can hear the three songs performed live athttp://www.bbc.co.uk/

Craig and Charlie appear at 25.54 ,1.28.44 and 2.21.10 over the three hour programme.

4th April

2 short videos from The Proclaimers in Austin last month, a tour diary
of their acoustic performances at SXSW and then see Craig and Charlie
suffer as they taste a few samples at the suitably named hot sauce
emporium, Tears Of Joy.
(Warning – the hot sauce tasting features strong lanaguage)

See The Proclaimers SXSW Tour diary
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXFJRvm3fR0

Blender Magazine – Hot Sauce Test
www.blender.com/SXSW2009TheProclaimers

On Saturday 11th April, David Tennant and Catherine Tate will be standing in as the presenters of Jonathan Ross’s BBC Radio 2 show, live from 10.00am to 1pm. Special guests will be The Proclaimers (playing live), and John Barrowman. The programme will also be broadcast live, and available to listen to again for one week following transmission, on the BBC iPlayer. This applies internationally, BBC radio programming being freely available outside of the UK.

27th March

The Proclaimers are delighted to announce a batch of acoustic shows in
the US North East coast for May. Craig & Charlie then hit the road
with their live band Stevie, Garry John, Zac and Clive as they kick
off another World tour to coincide with the June release of their new
studio album ‘Notes & Rhymes’ (W14/Universal) with three regional
Scottish gigs visiting the Isle of Skye, Oban and Kelso. A Canadian
tour follows in July with full gig info coming soon.

USA – May

Thu 14 – Northampton MA Iron Horse – On Sale 3/24
www.nbotickets.com/load_event_1.asp?event=6482

Fri 15 – Philadelphia PA Tin Angel – On Sale 3/24
http://ev15.evenue.net/

Sat 16 – New York NY City Winery – On Sale 3/30
www.citywinery.com

Tue 19 – Sellersville PA Sellersville Theatre – On Sale 3/24
http://www.st94.com/music/2009_05.html#proclaimers

Wed 20 – Annapolis MD Rams Head On Stage – On Sale 3/24
http://tickets.ramsheadonstage.com/

Fri 21 – Teaneck NJ Mexicali Live – On Sale 3/28
http://www.ticketweb.com/

Scotland – June

Fri 26 – Portree Isle Of Skye Community Centre
07900 390255 and venue box office

Sat 27 – Oban Corran Halls
01635 67333 and venue box office

Sun 28 – Kelso Tait Hall
01573 224269 and from Browns The Newsagents, Kelso

All June shows on sale Monday 30th March at 10am
Online www.seetickets.com
Hotline (24hrs) 0871 220 0260

October/November 24 date UK Tour info at
www.proclaimers.co.uk/2003/the_gigs.html
Special Guests for the England & Wales shows will be Miles Hunt &
Erica Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff

18th March

A double whammy of acoustic shows from SXSW on Saturday 21st March
with a live online broadcast from The Bedford at Hilton Garden Inn,
Austin at 11pm (CST) at www.whereitsat.tv/bblive.html and at 12am
Midnight (EST) on The Network/Direct TV a one hour special recorded in
Austin on 3/20 info at www.directv.com/

9th March

To tie-in with their imminent debut at the SXSW Festival, where they will perform a number of acoustic showcases, The Proclaimers release a digital-only acoustic EP ‘17’, released exclusively by W14 on 9th March on www.LostTunes.com (as 320k DRM-free MP3’s) then on general UK digital retailers release on 16th March 2009. In USA the ’17’ EP is also available from iTunes from 10th March.

The EP opens with The Proclaimers’ version of Kings Of Leon’s ‘17’ from their ‘Only By The Night’ album followed by live versions from a BBC Radio Scotland Tom Morton Show session of three tracks from 2007’s album ‘Life With You’, In Recognition, The Long Haul and S-O-R-R-Y. Craig and Charlie are joined on this session by band members Stevie Christie on accordian and Zac Ware on acoustic guitar.

This release precedes the arrival of a new studio album by The Proclaimers who have been back in Rockfield Studios the past few weeks with producer Steve Evans recording their new studio album ‘Notes & Rhymes’, which is scheduled for a June 15th 2009 UK release.

As well as performing at a few private parties at SXSW, The Proclaimers have 3 official SXSW slots:

3/20 2:00pm Direct TV, SXSW Live, The Lone Star Lounge, Austin Convention Centre
3/20 10:30pm Showcasing Scotland at SXSW, La Zona Rosa
3/21 11:00pm The Bedford @ SXSW, Creekside, EMC at Hilton Garden Inn

Friday February 27th

The Proclaimers are delighted to
announce a 24 date
October/November UK tour.

Tickets go on sale at 10.00am on Monday 2nd March.

See ‘The Gigs’ section for full details & ticket links

Click image to download tour poster as PDF

Feb 17

Hello,

A new album, tour dates and much more to come this year and here’s a few new things on the go so far.

To coincide with their acoustic performances in March at SXSW in Austin, LA & NY, The Proclaimers will be releasing a digital download EP where Craig and Charlie have covered the Kings Of Leon song ’17’.

The EP will aso feature three acoustic tracks from a BBC Radio Scotland session from 2007, In Recognition, The Long Haul and S-o-r-r-y. The songs can be purchased as high-quality MP3s which will work on any player
in digital format exclusively at www.losttunes.com from 9th March and then available at all UK digital download platforms from 16th March.

See a wee video shot in rehearsal rooms of 17 at www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4UD-yaItHc

We have also launched a US micro site for exclusively American news at www.proclaimersusa.com and Twitter and Facebook pages at http://twitter.com/The_Proclaimers and
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Proclaimers/46727363062

Craig and Charlie along with band members, Stevie, Garry John, Zac and Clive are currently having a great time recording songs for the new studio album ‘Notes & Rhymes’ where they have re-united with Life With You producer Steve Evans.

Finally, we have teamed up with independent store Townsend Records where all The Proclaimers albums are available on CD and also Persevere Records tracks are available as digital downloads. The store can be accessed from The Shop at www.proclaimers.co.uk or at http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/

We will be adding more tracks and merchandise in the months ahead.

More news coming very soon.

Cheers,

Persevere

22nd January

US March Acoustic Shows

Fresh from recording their new studio album ‘Notes & Rhymes’ in Wales during February/March , Craig and Charlie head straight over to Austin,
Texas to make their debut at South By Southwest where they will perform a series of acoustic showcases. Their official SXSW headline show will be at The Bedford at Creekside EMC, Hilton Garden Inn on Saturday 21st March.

They then follow up their SXSW appearances with two acoustic shows on 24th March at Hotel Café, Los Angeles and on Thursday 26th March at Joe’s Pub in New York. Tickets for LA & NY on Sale from Saturday 24th January (10am EST / 10am PST) at www.hotelcafe.com/tickets andwww.joespub.com

Final dates for the mega successful Sunshine On Leith – A Musical – Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre – 13 to 24 January, Inverness Eden Court – 27 January to 7 February,Glasgow King’s Theatre – 10 to 21 February
and Coventry Belgrade Theatre 24 – 28 February.

Further gig info coming soon.

24th December

Seasons greetings,

Since coming off the road this summer after a 12 month, 130 date World tour, Craig and Charlie have been writing briskly.
They are delighted with the songs written and will be recording a new studio album in February.

We will be announcing tour dates as the new year progresses and have confirmed appearing at the Mariposa Festival in Southern Ontario on 4th July.
www.mariposafolk.com

The award winning, Sunshine On Leith – A Musical has been packing them in on it’s second run, (see dates below) and the cast and musicians have made a fabulous recording of all the songs from the show. The CD can be purchased from the theatres on the day of performances. The CD will be released commercially in the new year and we will update with full info as soon as available.

The second last gig of the ‘Life with You’ tour was at Edinburgh Castle on 19th July. Here is a link to the song being performed on the Castle Esplanade.

Life With You – LIVE at Edinburgh Castle

A very happy new year
and we look forward to new music and more shows in 2009.

2nd November 2008

Since coming off the road at the end of July after a 13 month tour,
Craig and Charlie have been writing to great effect and now plan to
record their 8th studio album early next year.

We will be announcing dates in the new year as The Proclaimers go back
out live from summer 09.

The award winning and hugely successful musical is back for a second run
with some new cast members and a few tweaks.
Scottish Theatre Consortium presents the Dundee Rep Ensemble production of SUNSHINE ON LEITH – A musical featuring the songs of The Proclaimers, written by Stephen Greenhorn.

Dundee Rep Theatre – 1 to 22 November ALL DATES SOLD OUT

Edinburgh The Festival Theatre – 5 December to 3 January
www.eft.co.uk/festival_theatre/event.aspx?evtid=109

Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre – 13 to 24 January
www.boxofficeaberdeen.com/prod-productions_details.asp?VenueID=87&pid=1456

Inverness Eden Court – 27 January to 7 February
www.eden-court.co.uk

Glasgow King’s Theatre – 10 to 21 February
www.theambassadors.com/tickets/glasgow/kings/3457/sunshine-on-leith.html

Coventry Belgrade Theatre 24 – 28 February
www.belgrade.co.uk/site/index.php

LINKS
Programme forward from James Brining, Director click here to read

A word from the writer, Stephen Greenhorns programme notes click here to read

Friday 25th July

That’s all folks! Thanks to everyone who made it along to a show over the last 12 months on The Proclaimers 129 date World tour. Everyone in The Proclaimers camp is thrilled to have had such a successful and enjoyable year.

Craig and Charlie will now spend the rest of the 2008 working on new songs.

See clips from Edinburgh Castle –
Scotland Today STV 6pm News 21/07/08
The Proclaimers-Edinburgh Castle feature
http://wm.stv.tv/proclaimers240708.wmv

Merchandise from the final two gigs of the year at Edinburgh Castle and Inverness Bught Park are available in The Shop.

Sunday 6th July

The award winning and hugely successful musical is back for a second run. Scottish Theatre Consortium presents the Dundee Rep Ensemble production of SUNSHINE ON LEITH – A musical featuring the songs of The Proclaimers, written by Stephen Greenhorn.

Dundee Rep Theatre – 1 to 22 November www.dundeereptheatre.co.uk/w_sunshine02.htm 

Edinburgh The Festival Theatre – 1 to 31 December www.eft.co.uk/whatson/events_display.asp?articleid=592 

Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre – 13 to 24 January www.boxofficeaberdeen.com/index.asp?VenueID=87

Inverness Eden Court – 27 January to 7 February
www.eden-court.co.uk/index.php 

Glasgow King’s Theatre – 10 to 21 Februarywww.theambassadors.com/tickets/glasgow/kings/3457/sunshine-on-leith.html 

Tuesday 17th June

BBC Radio Scotland listen again
Songlines celebrates as the Proclaimers’ I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) turns 20.

John Cavanagh talks to famous fans including Matt Lucas, David Tennant and Chris Evans (30 mins).

www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/radioscotland/programmes/features/#songlines

Wednesday 21st May

Having spent the last 2 months enjoying a fantastic USA & Canadian tour (many thanks to all who made it along to the concerts), Craig, Charlie and band Stevie, Garry John, Zac and Clive continue on the final stretch of a year long tour with the following shows.

All ticket info in The Gigs section.

May
29 Durham Gala (SOLD OUT)
30 Wychwood Music Festival

June
05 Muscat Intercontinental
06 & 07 Dubai The Music Room at Majestic Hotel
20 Bridlington Spa Theatre
21 Blackpool Winter Gardens
22 Southsea Kings Theatre
27 Torquay Princess Theatre
28 Glastonbury Festival (Headlining The Avalon Stage at 11pm)
29 The Hague Parkpop (Free Festival)

July
05 Rudolstadt Festival
08 Dunfermline Carnegie Hall (SOLD OUT) Fundraiser for Ivan’s Dolphin Dream
13 Henley Festival
19 Edinburgh Castle + Special Guests The Dykeenies (SOLD OUT)
20 Inverness Big Top at Bught Park + Special Guests Vincent, Vincent & The Villains & This R 2 Tone

Inverness will be the final concert this year, Craig and Charlie then get their heads down to the writing and subsequent recording of next album and hope to be back out live in second half of 2009.

– – – – – – – – – – –

Tuesday 6th May
The Proclaimers pop down to the Middle East to squeeze in 3 shows in June 05 Muscat Intercontinental Jabrin Ballroom (box office +968 24680606) 06 & 07 Dubai The Music Room at Majestic Hotel (tickets available from venue on sale 10th May)

Sunday 20th April
Fans in USA with access to Comcast network CN8 channel, can see The Proclaimers performing 3 songs live on ‘Backstage With Barry Nolan broadcast on Thursday May 1st between 8.00 and 9.00pm E.T.

We are delighted to confirm The Proclaimers appearing at Rudolstadt 2008, Germany’s biggest folk, roots and world music festival on Saturday 5th July

www.tff-rudolstadt.de/english/index.htm

07 March – Final extra USA date added

20th May – Solano Beach – Belly Up (Tickets on sale now)

28 February – Extra USA gig added

April 26 Pittsburgh Rex Theatre (Tickets on sale from 03/01)

Just Announced

26 February 08 NORTH AMERICAN APRIL/MAYTOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

See The Gigs section for all ticket info also for March Europe Tour info.

April
11 Halifax Marquee,
12 St. Johns NF Club One,
13 Saint John NB Imperial Theatre,
16 Brantford Jackhammers,
17 Toronto The Mod Club,
19 Hamilton Convention Centre,
20 Buffalo Tralf,
22 Cambridge Middle East,
24 New York BB King’s,
25 Philadelphia World Café Live,
26 Pittsburgh Rex Theatre
27 Alexandria Birchmere,
29 Cleveland House Of Blues,
30 Ann Arbor The Ark

May
01 Chicago Double Door,
03 Minneapolis Fine Line,
04 Winnipeg Pyramid,
05 Regina Casino,
07 Edmonton Century,
08 Calgary Deerfoot,
10 Vancouver Commodore,
12 Seattle Tractor Tavern,
13 Portland Aladdin Theatre,
15 San Francisco Slim’s,
16 Los Angeles El Rey,
17 Las Vegas Canyon Club,
18 San Juan Capistrano Coachhouse
20 Solano Beach – Belly Up

19th February 08
The Proclaimers are delighted to announce they will headline Wychwood Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on Friday 30th May. www.wychwoodfestival.com

and…

The Proclaimers are delighted to announce these 2 very special shows in Edinburgh and Inverness, which will be a great way to conclude a year long tour which began in June 2007. These will be the last gigs of 08 as the band will then come off the road as Craig and Charlie concentrate on writing their next album, with a view to being back out live in second half of 2009.

Click below to purchase tickets (9am Friday 1st Feb)
www.ticketmaster.co.uk

EDINBURGH CASTLE-SOLD OUT

Inverness tickets on sale at www.ticketmaster.co.uk
and at The Ironworks, Inverness.

17th January 2008

Spanish dates announced.

March
05 Madrid Heineken Club www.salaheineken.com
07 Murcia Auditorium www.auditoriomurcia.org
08 Valencia Mirror Club www.discomirror.es

Tickets for Spanish shows are on sale through:www.ticktackticket.com

The Proclaimers have also added another show to their March Scandinavian leg in Norway on 27th at Haugesund Byscenen
http://www.byscenen-haugesund.no/page_nn.aspx?id=1

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