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After extensive touring around the World with 150 shows in 2015 and 2016, this year sees Craig and Charlie off the road focusing on writing a new album. The hope is to then record their 11th studio album and be back out live from summer 2018.
Since releasing their hugely acclaimed 10th studio album, produced by Dave Eringa, ‘Let’s Hear It For The Dogs’ in April 2015, The Proclaimers latest tour began in Kelso in May 2015 and finished in San Diego in October 2016. A mammoth 67 UK & Ireland shows in 2015 saw Ents 24, the UK’s biggest live guide announce The Proclaimers as the 6th biggest live music act in the UK in 2015.
Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have over the years enjoyed huge success across the globe as the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has enlightened and entertained fans new and old. The Proclaimers have carved out a niche for themselves in the netherworld where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide. In the process they have enjoyed Gold and Platinum singles and albums in UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Born in Leith in 1962, Craig and Charlie Reid grew up in Edinburgh, Cornwall and Auchtermuchty in Fife. At home, they listened to early rock ‘n’ roll and country greats such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams. At school, they played in punk bands and formed The Proclaimers in 1983.
Complementing their raw, stripped down delivery with the greater musical scope of a full band, they then embraced country and rock on their second album, 1988’s Sunshine On Leith produced by Pete Wingfield, which also saw them form their first full live band and go on a 9 month World tour.
In addition to the deeply moving classic title track which has gone on to be an anthem for Hibs fans, the album featured hit singles, the raucous, euphoric I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) and I’m On My Way. In 1989 ‘I’m Gonna Be’ spent 6 weeks at number 1 in Australia and a was a top 10 college radio hit in USA. The song went on to soar to No. 3 during a 6-month reign in the US Billboard Singles Chart in 1993 after appearing on the soundtrack of the Johnny Depp film Benny And Joon. I’m On My Way also re-emerged in 2001 when it subsequently accompanied one of the pivotal scenes in the hit movie Shrek.
In 1990, The Proclaimers had a huge UK & European hit with their King Of The Road EP. The Proclaimers returned in 1994 with Hit The Highway, an album that featured a three-piece brass section yielding the hit Let’s Get Married.
A longer than intended break then ensued before a fourth album, 2001’s Persevere, was cut in Minneapolis. Produced by Chris Kimsey with an all star American musician line up, another fantastic collection of Reid/Reid songs re-established The Proclaimers as they went back on another mammoth year long World tour.
Since then, the band have barely stood still, following the 2002 release of their Best Of they continued to tour extensively and one of that year’s more unusual highlights saw them perform on the pitch at Hampden Park to over a billion TV viewers before the 2002 UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen. Two more acclaimed studio albums followed, 2003’s Edwyn Collins produced Born Innocent and 2005’s more soul orientated Mark Wallis/David Ruffy produced Restless Soul. September 2007 saw The Proclaimers release their seventh studio album ‘Life With You’ (Universal) in the UK to fantastic critical praise and great commercial success. The Proclaimers kicked off their biggest ever UK & Ireland tour in October, 44 dates to over 100,000 fans. In Scotland, they sold more gig tickets than any other single act in 2007.
Touring continued in 2008, with a huge 129 date, yearlong World tour, across Europe, two months coast to coast across the USA & Canada, followed by a variety of shows from Muscat to Bermuda, all brought to a triumphant conclusion with a concert at Edinburgh Castle.
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