Previous News from 2007
 

4th January 2008

Hello and a very happy new year.

2007 was a vintage year for The Proclaimers with the September release of their latest album 'Life With You' (W14/Universal) enjoying both critical acclaim and commercial success in the UK with sales exceeding Silver status. The Proclaimers then played their biggest ever UK/Ireland tour, performing to over 85,000 people at 45 dates. Earlier in 2007 Craig and Charlie teamed up with Peter Kay and Matt Lucas, as a new version of I'm Gonna be (500 Miles) spent three weeks at number one, raising over a million pounds for Comic Relief.

We will be announcing shortly April/May USA & Canada tour dates, meantime dates below are now confirmed in Europe for March, more gigs to be added.

March 2008
11th Paris Trabendo www.trabendo.fr
13th
Den Hague Paard van Troje www.paard.nl
14th
Berlin Quasimodo www.quasimodo.de
15th
Munich Ampere www.ampere-muffatwerk.de
16th
Dortmund FZW www.fzw.de
22nd
Malmo KB www.kulturbolaget.se
23rd
Gothenburg Storan www.storan.nu
25th
Stockholm Nalen www.nalen.com
27th
Haugesund Byscenen www.byscenen-haugesund.no
28th
Trondheim Nidaros Blues festival, Royal Garden Hotel www.nidarosbluesfestival.com
29th
Oslo John Dee www.rockefeller.no




Tuesday 11th December

The Proclaimers return to UK this week after completing a short Belgian tour and gigs in Germany and Holland which followed in the footsteps of their immensely successful 40 date UK & Ireland October/November tour. They are taking part in a Top Of The Pops Christmas day special being recorded this week for BBC 1 TV and Friday 14th sees them performing a short acoustic set at Clyde 1's Cash For Kids lunch.

4 more sell out shows in Scotland the following week and then The Proclaimers bring in the new year on 31st December at
Stirling's Hogmanay www.stirlinghogmanay.com

We are currently finalising
live plans for 2008 and will be announcing dates very soon. Regretfully The Proclaimers will not make it down to Australia/New Zealand next year but will be doing dates across Europe in March and then April/May will see The Proclaimers on another tour of USA & Canada.

We have added loads of goodies to
Proclaimers TV featuring Matt Lucas interview, BBC 1's This Week interview, Life With You & Whole Wide World videos, Life With You live and interesting visual takes on
S-O-R-R-Y and No One Left To Blame from the new album. Click here to visit Proclaimers TV



Friday 26th October

The Proclaimers are confirmed to perform on Saturday 8th December at The Prime Club, Cologne. www.primeclub.de

g5th November sees the UK release
(CD & Digital Download) of
'Whole Wide World'
(Steve Evans Remix) which also features 2 tracks cut during the Rockfield album sessions - 'She Wanted Romance' and 'A Woman's Place' (Band version). All versions exclusive to CD release.
Video at http://www.youtube.com/





gCraig, Charlie and band were thrilled to have Wreckless Eric join them on stage for a few recent gigs to perform on Whole Wide World.

Click images to view them larger




gAt the Cardiff show last week, Craig and Charlie were delighted to meet up again with superfan David Tennant.

 





gMany congratulations to Stephen Greenhorn, James Brining and all involved at Dundee Rep Theatre on the Sunshine On Leith musical scooping 2 awards at the highly prestigious TMA Awards 2007. http://www.thestage.co.uk/

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/



Monday 22nd October

Dear friend and huge fan Matt Lucas interviewed Craig and Charlie last month about the new album and tour, here is a ten minute edit of that chat.
click here
http://www.youtube.com/

The first single 'Life With You' from the new album is fast emerging as a Proclaimers classic and the second single from the album is a Steve Evans remix of their cover of Wreckless Eric's 'Whole Wide World', released in the UK on 5th November. Here is the video for the track, directed by Ali Taylor.
click here
http://www.youtube.com/



19th October

The Proclaimers are delighted to revisit Holland on current tour and will be playing Amsterdam Melkweg on 9th December.
http://www.melkweg.nl



Tuesday 16th October

In between UK tour dates, Craig and Charlie will be popping in for an interview and premiere broadcast of video for forthcoming single 'Whole Wide World' (released in UK on 5th November) on BBC1 TV Breakfast show at 8.45am on Thursday 18th October.

Many thanks indeed to all who have come along to the UK dates so far this month, Craig, Charlie, Stevie, Garry John, Zac, Clive and all involved have been enjoying the shows and crowd reactions immensely. See the Gigs section for remaining dates. First few reviews in below.

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/nightlife/viewarticle.aspx?id=549808

http://music.guardian.co.uk/live/story/0,,2191122,00.html

http://www.thisishampshire.net/news/

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/



The Proclaimers are delighted to confirm they will end the year in spectacular style, headlining Stirling's Hogmanay at Stirling Castle on 31st December.
Tickets go on sale from 10.00am on Monday 1st October, info at www.stirlinghogmanay.com



Wednesday 26th September

Tomorrow Thursday 27th sees Craig and Charlie in discussion on the political chat show This Week with Andrew Neil, Diane Abbott and Michale Portillo on BBC 1 TV at 11.35pm.

Contrastingly, Craig and Charlie can then be seen hosting The Top 50 Anthems on The Hits music channel (Sky, Virgin, Freeview) on Saturday 29th September at 8pm and Wednesday 3rd October at 11pm.



Wednesday 12th September
The Proclaimers will feature in interview and performance on The Simon Mayo Show, BBC Radio 5 Live at 2.45pm on Thursday 13th September.


Monday 10th September
The Glasgow Barrowlands December date which went on
sale this morning is
sold out.

Monday 10th September
Following the Life With You album debuting as a new entry in the UK National Album Charts at a very healthy no 13, Craig and Charlie will be chatting tonight on BBC Radio 2's The Music Club With Simon Mayo at 11.30pm on Monday 10th September.

Sunday 9th September
The Proclaimers announce 4 final dates for the year,
tickets are on sale Monday 10th sept at 9 am.

December
Wed 19th Motherwell Civic Centre 01698 403120 SOLD OUT
Thurs 20th Dundee Caird Hall 01382 434940 SOLD OUT
Sat 22nd Edinburgh Corn Exchange 0870 903 3444 SOLD OUT
Sun 23rd Glasgow Barrowlands 0870 903 3444 SOLD OUT

All tickets are also available www.ticketweb.co.uk and 0870 903 3444



Tuesday 4th September

The Proclaimers will be signing copies of their new
album 'Life With You' at Virgin Megastore, Buchanan
Street, Glasgow at 5pm on Thursday 6th September.

On Friday 7th September at 1pm, The Proclaimers will
do a short acoustic set then sign copies of the album
at HMV, Princes Street, Edinburgh.



Monday 3rd September

The Proclaimers 'Life With You' single & album

Apologies to those of you who tried in vain to
purchase a download of the single 'Life With You' via
the iTunes store, incredibly due to technical demons
at Apple, it failed to appear in the first 7 days of
release. It is finally now available at:

:::: Click here for the iTunes Link ::::

The new album CD 'Life With You' is now out from today
in UK/Ireland, we await to see how iTunes functions
this week when the album track downloads are due to go
live on Tuesday night. The album digital download is
currently available at..
http://www.7digital.com/

gThe album is certainly getting immense and deserved
critical acclaim. Here is an example from this months
MOJO. (Click to view larger <<< )

























Craig and Charlie give their track by track notes:

LIFE WITH YOU
Life With You is basically an old-fashioned Proclaimers love song. It’s simply talking about wanting to live your life with somebody, and it’s been transformed by Steve Evan’s arrangement.

IN RECOGNITION
This is about our overwhelming contempt for people on the left in this country who snipe against the royal family and then end up taking honours.

For people who believe in the monarchy (we’re don’t, we’re republicans) then that’s fair enough, we don’t have a problem with that. But we feel total contempt for people who are declare that they’re against the monarchy but then think it’s ok to take an honour in later life. 

NEW RELIGION
This is really a story about our contempt for people’s obsessive behaviour on subjects like football, Starwars, or any kind of modern obsession which turns a pastime into an obsession and elevates it to a state of a religion

S-O-R-R-Y
S-O-R-R-Y is another one about the international situation. It’s really a song about the people – I’m talking mostly about the newspaper columnists - who were the cheerleaders for the war and the invasion of Iraq. Many people who write for newspapers have never been involved in any military action, and never will be, but seem to think that its alright to encourage us to send our daughters and sons into wars. And when it goes pear-shaped, like it has, they’re not even prepared to admit that they were wrong.

NO ONE LEFT TO BLAME
This is about people who find it difficult to understand why a certain amount of misfortune falls on them consistently. Hence they always seek to blame someone else for what’s going wrong in their life. The song is basically saying, “wake up there’s nobody else left blame, and a lot of the pain and the hurt that you feel is of your own making.”

HERE IT COMES AGAIN
This is a song about the blatant misogyny that has become glorified much more than ever before in music over the last ten or fifteen years. The song is about the negativity of hyping up gangsters to be role models. I don’t mind songs about any subject, but it seems that there’s a lot of them in the last few years, and sometimes it get monotonous to hear a constant steam of hymns to violence and blatant misogyny.

It seems that you can be as misogynistic as you want and any number of record companies will put your records out and nobody bats an eyelid.

BLOOD LYING ON SNOW
This is a lust song, about seeing a lady and just wanting to have some kind of relationship with her – not one that’s going to last – but something that might just last a few nights.

HARNESS PAIN
If you are creative you should use all the aspects of your life in your work, and you shouldn’t just use the optimistic side, you should use the heartbreak and hurt that everybody feels at certain periods of time. This is a song about harnessing that pain, and the fact that you should balance the optimistic stuff and not be afraid to be truthful.

THE LONG HAUL
This is a song about the avoidable disaster which has befallen America over the last few years over their involvement in Iraq. We’ve got people like John Reid saying that we could be fighting this so-called war on terrorism for 50 years, and we’ve got the Neocons in America talking about it like it’s some kind of crusade. It’s a very depressing thought that this crusade could be going on for decades more.

THE LOVER’S FACE
This is a story from the point of view of a woman who’s been involved in a relationship that’s completely consumed her life, it’s consumed everything she’s thought about and she’s been wiling to sacrifice anything for that relationship. The arrangement is somewhat country, somewhat RnB, which sits well with the songs.

WHOLE WIDE WORLD
It’s a Wreckless Eric song - I wish it was ours. It’s one of the records that you remember a lot from ’76 to ’78 period when New Wave  reignited people’s passion in popular music.

We do the song live and it works. One of the great things is that Wreckless Eric himself has admitted that he’s found out that the Bahamas is not in the Caribbean!

CALENDAR ON THE WALL
This is a very simple song about not being too bothered about doing too much with your day. It’s really a song about not letting your day being dictated by worrying about time. It’s got a lazy arrangement as well, something that’s a wee bit reminiscent of Buddy Holly records, in terms of the feel of the song.

IF THERE’S A GOD
I think this is self-explanatory song. It’s about wondering that if there’s a God, why is there is so much hurt and pain?

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For those of you in the UK, Craig and Charlie appear
throughout 'The ONE Show' at 7pm on BBC1 TV on Tuesday
4th September.

Cheers,

Colin @ Procs HQ



Friday 31st August

Catch the Proclaimers on Tuesday 4th Sept in interview and an acoustic performance at 2.30pm on BBC Radio London's Robert Elms Show.

Then from 7 to 7.30 that night, on BBC1 TV 'The One Show'.


Thursday 30th August

The Proclaimers will be doing an acoustic session, Friday 31st August at 2pm on BBC Radio Scotland Tom Morton Show.

Sunday 2nd September finds Craig and Charlie being interviewed and performing on BBC Radio 2 Aled Jones Show which airs from 07.00am to 09.00am.

Then at 10.00am on BBC 1 TV The Heaven & Earth Show, in interview and full live band performance of 'Life With You'.



Friday 24th August

Proclaiming Greatness - 24 years after starting out, The Proclaimers are winning over a new generation, Rick Fulton speaks with Charlie.
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/

The kindness of strangers - The Proclaimers road to pop stardom began with help from Kevin Rowland, frontman of Dexys Midnight Runners. Dave Simpson listened in on their emotional reunion.
http://arts.guardian.co.uk/filmandmusic/story/0,,2154534,00.html

This Sunday 26th The Proclaimers will be doing a full live band session on The Billy Sloan show on Clyde 1, www.clyde1.com performing 6 songs and being interviewed between 8 and 10.00pm




Weds 22nd August

Following their main stage appearance at V Festival on Saturday, The Proclaimers visited the Virgin Radio session tent back stage and you can see the three songs they performed here http://www.virginradio.co.uk/music/artists/the_proclaimers/



Listen again to Craig and Charlie interview and performance on BBC Radio 2 Johnny Walker Show.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/walker/musicthis.shtml




Thursday 16th August

Daily Telegraph
The sun is shining again on The Proclaimers
Twins Craig and Charlie Reid are back in the spotlight - and their new songs are as good as their old.

They talk to Craig McLean

Click here to read the article
http://www.telegraph.co.uk



Friday 10th August
UPDATES

The new single is currently getting great momentum at radio across the UK, 'Life With You' is released in UK/Ireland on 27th August. (W14/Universal)


See the video directed by Tony Van Den Ende here -
http://www.youtube.com/Proclaimers07

The CD Single features :
1. Life With You
2. Disgrace
(an exclusive track from the Rockfield recording sessions this year)
3. A Woman's Place (acoustic version also recorded at Rockfield)

The album 'Life With You' (W14/Universal) is released in UK/Ireland on 3d September.

13 tracks recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales this year with producer Steve Evans at the helm.

Available as CD and as a limited edition 2CD set containing 7 live tracks recorded at Glasgow's Hogmanay 2003 and 3 acoustic songs recorded at Rockfield.

01 Life With You
02 In Recognition
03 New Religion
04 S-o-r-r-y
05 No One Left To Blame
06 Here It Comes Again
07 Blood Lying On Snow
08 Harness Pain
09 The Long Haul
10 The Lover's Face
11 Whole Wide World
12 Calendar On The Wall
13 If There's A God

Forthcoming media appearances include:

Aug Sat 18 - 23.00 Channel 4 TV V Festival highlights
Aug Sun 19 - 16.30 BBC Radio 2 Johnnie Walker interview & acoustic performance
Aug Sun 26 - 19.00 Clyde 1 Billy Sloan interview and live band session
Sep Sun 02 - 07.00 BBC Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday with Aled Jones interview and acoustic performance
Sep Sun 02 - 10.00 BBC 2 TV Heaven And Earth interview and live performance




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Thursday 2nd August


BBC Radio 2 - 10.10am - KEN BRUCE SHOW
Craig and Charlie are to compete against each other in Pop Master,
the daily quiz as well as an interview.


Tuesday 24th July

Craig and Charlie special guests on The Chris Evans Show on Thursday 26th July

Following an unprecedented volume of positive texts to The Chris Evans Show, Jukebox Jury spot last night, where the single Life With You was proclaimed a nuclear hit following its first play on BBC Radio 2, Chris has invited Craig and Charlie to appear on the show for the entire 2 hours this Thursday 26th July, BBC Radio 2, 1700-1900

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW from 26th July


The Proclaimers - Live Summer 2007

June 30 - The Bournemouth Music Festival
The Opera House, Bournemouth
www.operahouse.co.uk
www.ticketweb.co.uk

July 7 - Cornbury Music Festival
Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
www.cornburyfestival.com

July 13 - Hebridean Celtic Festival, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
www.hebceltfest.com

July 21 - Wickerman Festival
www.thewickermanfestival.co.uk

July 29 - Sundae on The Common, Clapham Common, London
www.benjerry.co.uk SOLD OUT

August 5 - Villa Marina, Isle Of Man
www.gov.im/villagaiety/

August 12 - The World Fleadh, Portlaoise, Ireland
www.theworldfleadh.com

August 18 - V Festival Hylands Park - SOLD OUT
August 19 - V Festival Weston Park - SOLD OUT




Thursday 14th June Update


Sunday 17th June - BBC Radio Scotland 'Stark Talk' 11.30 - 12pm
Eddie Stark interviews Craig & Charlie

The Proclaimers are back on the road this weekend and they wish Ross McFarlane well on his next venture, he has been a fantastic drummer for The Proclaimers for many years and we welcome Clive Jenner on drums for the summer gigs.


The Proclaimers are confirmed to play on August 12 - The World Fleadh, Portlaoise, Ireland

www.theworldfleadh.com

The Proclaimers will be appearing on 29th July at Sundae on The Common, Clapham Common, London.
Ticket info at www.benjerry.co.uk


The Proclaimers have just announced they will be playing at The Wickerman Festival in Galloway on 21st July.
www.thewickermanfestival.co.uk


22nd April

The Proclaimers are proud to be patrons of The Lighthouse Foundation who do fantastic work caring and supporting the children and families of drug and alcohol misusers. www.lighthouse-foundation.co.uk

*Bring A Pound to Work Day - Wednesday 2nd May 2007

Click here for more info


April 17

Update includes Ticket info for Ireland and N Ireland tour dates on sale from today, UK Festival appearances & UK October/November tour dates, Sunshine On Leith - The Musical now running.

It has been a frantic few weeks that saw The Proclaimers Comic Relief version of 'I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)' featuring Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin (Peter Kay & Matt Lucas) top the UK Singles charts for three weeks. Following the launch on Red Nose Day (16 April) of the Peter Kay directed video, Craig and Charlie went on a bit of a media blitz, highlights included appearing on Sky Sports Soccer AM. BBC Radio 2 Jonathan Ross Show, BBC Radio 1 Chris Moyles Show, GMTV, BBC 2 Something For The Weekend, BBC 2 Graham Norton Show, ITV This Morning, BBC 5Live with Simon Mayo, Ch4 The Paul O'Grady Show and BBC Radio 4 Front Row. A 3 track acoustic performance on Virgin Radio can be seen in the News & media section on this page, alongside recent press features.

To download this hilarious sketch to your PC or phone (video and audio) visit www.iTunes.co.uk, www.rednoseday.com, www.bbc.co.uk/rednoseday, www.tunetribe.com or your mobile operator’s portal. All downloads will help raise extra cash for Red Nose Day 2007.

Craig and Charlie along with their band, Stevie Christie, Garry John Kane, Ross McFarlane, Zac Ware and producer Steve Evans now head off to record their seventh studio album. The album will be released via W14/Universal in the UK in September.
A major UK and Ireland tour in October and November follows, see dates below.

June dates

Fri 15 Stranraer – The Ryan Centre - SOLD OUT
Sat 16 Isle of Arran – Auchrainnie Hotel - SOLD OUT
Mon 18 Selkirk – Victoria Hall - SOLD OUT
Tue 19 Airdrie – Sir John Wilson Hall SOLD OUT

The Proclaimers are delighted to confirm
Ten Storeys High
as support for these tour dates www.tenstoreyshigh.com

Festivals

June 30 - The Bournemouth Music Festival
The Opera House, Bournemoth
www.operahouse.co.uk
www.ticketweb.co.uk

July 7 - Cornbury Music Festival
Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
www.cornburyfestival.com

July 13 - Hebridean Celtic Festival, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
www.hebceltfest.com

July 29th - Sundae on The Common, Clapham Common, London.
Ticket info at www.benjerry.co.uk

August 18 - V Festival Hylands Park - SOLD OUT
August 19 - V Festival Weston Park - SOLD OUT

UK tour

JUST ANNOUNCED - Tickets on sale from April 17.

November 21 - Dublin Vicar Street
November 23 - Castlebar TF Theatre
November 24 - Ennis The Glor Theatre
November 25 - NEC Killarney
November 28 - Derry City The Nerve Centre
November 29 - Belfast The Waterfront Hall

www.ticketmaster.ie

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3rd April

Due to huge demand additional Edinburgh and Glasgow shows have been added to the forthcoming UK tour.

Tickets on sale from 10.00am Weds 4th April

Friday 9th November
Edinburgh Playhouse

Friday 16th November
Glasgow Carling Academy

Scottish Ticket Hotline 0870 903 3444
ww.ticketweb.co.uk
www.ticketmaster.co.uk

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Peter Kay, Matt Lucas and The Proclaimers are ‘Gonna Be’ downloadable for Comic Relief!

Following the massive anticipation surrounding Peter Kay’s new Comic Relief project, he’s produced and directed an exclusive performance '(I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles' by The Proclaimers, featuring Brian Potter and Andy Pipkin. The track will be made available for digital download (video and audio & ringtone immediately after it airs tonight on Comic Relief – The Big One.


The single, in aid of Comic Relief, will also be available on ECD single and DVD single from Monday 19th March on EMI.

In a never to be repeated collaboration, Phoenix Night’s Brian Potter and Little Britain’s Andy Pipkin actually add their vocal talents to those of cult Scot band The Proclaimers to deliver a hilarious and rousing version of the 80’s anthem.

In typical comic fashion, the hilarious sketch, aired tonight on BBC ONE won’t see Brian and Andy walking their 500 miles, they roll!

Peter Kay said: It’ll lift people up and hopefully do a lot of good in the process. It was great of The Proclaimers and Matt to help bring the idea to life”

Matt Lucas, who is a lifelong Proclaimers fan said:
“The Proclaimers are my absolute favourite band of all time. It was a great honour to be allowed to destroy one of their greatest songs.”

The Proclaimers said of their involvement:
"We are very honoured to be asked to participate in this years Red
Nose Day and the use of one of our songs for a cause as worthy as this makes us very happy."

The huge success of Peter Kay’s last Comic Relief single, ‘(Is this the way to) Amarillo’ for Red Nose Day 2005, spurred on his decision to create this new project and release this song, the hope is that it will raise even more money this time round!

To download this hilarious sketch to your PC or phone (video and audio) visit www.iTunes.co.uk, www.rednoseday.com, www.bbc.co.uk/rednoseday, www.tunetribe.com or your mobile operator’s portal. All downloads will help raise extra cash for Red Nose Day 2007.


TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT


16th March

Scottish June Dates

The Proclaimers have always made a point of not just playing the major cities but playing halls across the length and breadth of Scotland. Having visited 40 different cities/towns over the years they are delighted to make that 44 with first time shows in 4 more this June.











June

Fri 15
Stranraer – The Ryan Centre - SOLD OUT
Sat 16
Isle of Arran – Auchrainnie Hotel - SOLD OUT
Mon 18
Selkirk – Victoria Hall - SOLD OUT
Tue 19
Airdrie – Sir John Wilson Hall SOLD OUT

Tickets on sale from Monday 19th March – 0870 903 3444 www.ticketweb.co.uk
Tickets available in person from all local outlets

The Proclaimers last live appearance in Scotland was main stage at T In The Park 2006, these dates kick of a year long World tour that will see the band playing at festivals over the summer (confirmed for Hebridean Festival on July 13 and V Festival 2007 on August 18 & 19) followed by their biggest ever UK & Ireland tour in October & November. 2008 then sees The Proclaimers touring Australasia, USA & Canada. Craig & Charlie and band will be recording their seventh studio album in the spring, for release in September of this year.

UK Tour 2007

English and Welsh dates on sale from 30th March.

Oct-03 Carlisle Sands centre 01228 625222 www.thesandscentre.co.uk
Oct-04 Hull City Hall 01482 226655 www.hullcc.gov.uk/hullcityhall/
Oct-05 Bradford St Georges Hall 01274 432000 www.bradford-theatres.co.uk
Oct-07 Derby Assembly Rooms 01332 255800 www.assemblyrooms-derby.co.uk
Oct-08 Ipswich Regent 01473 433100 www.ipswichregent.com
Oct-09 Brighton Dome 01273 709 709 www.brightondome.org
Oct-11 Leicester De Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111 www.demontforthall.co.uk
Oct-12 Southampton Guild Hall 023 8063 2601 www.southampton-guildhall
Oct-13 London Hammersmith Apollo 08448 44 47 48 www.carling.com/music/venue/hammersmith_apollo
Oct-15 Bristol Colston Hall 0117 922 3686 www.colstonhall.org
Oct-16 Wolverhampton Civic Hall 0870 320 7000 www.wolvescivic.co.uk
Oct-17 Reading Hexagon 0118 960 6060 www.readingarts.com
Oct-19 Norwich UEA (01603) 508050 //secure.ueaticketbookings.co.uk
Oct-20 Cardiff St Davids Hall 029 2087 8444 www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
Oct-21 Plymouth Pavilions 0845 1461460. www.plymouthpavilions.com
Oct-23 Sheffield City Hall 0114 2 789 789 www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk
Oct-24 Stoke Victoria Halls 0870 060 6649 www.theambassadors.com/victoriahall/info/
Oct-25 Llandudno North Wales Theatre 01492 872000 www.nwtheatre.co.uk/
Oct-27 Coventry Warwick Arts Centre 024 7652 4524 www.warwickartscentre.co.uk
Oct-28 Cambridge Corn Exchange 01223 357 851 www.cornex.co.uk
Oct-29 Southend Cliffs Pavilion 01702 351 135 www.thecliffspavilion.co.uk
Oct-31 Preston Guild Hall 01772 258858 www.prestonguildhall.com
Nov-01 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789 www.liverpoolphil.com
Nov-02 Manchester Apollo 0870 4018000 www.carling.com/music/venue/manchester_apollo.htm
Nov-04 Newcastle City Hall 0191 2612606 www.newcastle.gov.uk/cityhall

Scottish dates on sale from 2nd April.

Nov-07 Perth Concert Hall - SOLD OUT
Nov-08 Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - SOLD OUT
Nov-09 Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - SOLD OUT
Nov-11 Fort William Nevis Centre - SOLD OUT
Nov-12 Glenrothes Rothes Halls - SOLD OUT
Nov-13 Kilmarnock Grand Hall - SOLD OUT
(a Lighthouse Foundation Benefit Concert)
Nov-15 Glasgow Academy - SOLD OUT
Nov 16 Glasgow Academy - SOLD OUT
Nov-17 Aberdeen Exhibition Centre - EXTRA TICKETS ADDED

01 Dec 2007 Cultuurcentrum Mechelen
02 Dec 2007 Cultuurcentrum De Spil Roeselare
04 Dec 2007 Ancienne Belgique Brussel
05 Dec 2007 Cultuurcentrum Hasselt
06 Dec 2007 Cultureel Centrum De Werf Aalst

Scottish dates hotline 0870 903 3444
Online www.ticketweb.co.uk

FURTHER DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

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January 2007

A Very Happy New Year.

We are looking forward to a particularly exciting year ahead and in forthcoming months, will be announcing news on a new Proclaimers album and tour dates.
Craig and Charlie are finishing off a batch of new songs which they will record in the Spring along with the band, Ross, Stevie, Garry John and Zac.

There will be a few select live appearances over the summer. The new album will be released in the Autumn and a UK & Ireland tour follows in October and November. We would then hope to see The Proclaimers live in Australasia, USA & Canada early in 2008.

We'll announce details as and when confirmed.

Also, there's the Musical!
Here's the info info from Dundee Rep's press release.

Dundee Rep Ensemble presents
SUNSHINE ON LEITH - A MUSICAL
Featuring the songs of THE PROCLAIMERS
Written by Stephen Greenhorn

Dundee Rep Theatre (18 April – 12 May)
then on tour to
The Festival Theatre, Edinburgh (15 – 26 May)
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen (29 May – 2 June)
Kings’s Theatre, Glasgow (5 – 9 June)

Dundee Rep Theatre’s plans to premiere a new Scottish musical based around the songs of The Proclaimers are now confirmed. SUNSHINE ON LEITH has been written by Stephen Greenhorn and will be performed by members of Dundee Rep’s Ensemble under the direction of James Brining. The musical, SUNSHINE ON LEITH also boasts a live nine piece band and will open in Dundee in April 2007 and will then tour to Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow. Rumours of the show have already received a great deal of attention from both the public and the press. Tickets are already on sale in Dundee and Glasgow with tickets due to go on sale in Aberdeen on Feb 6 and in Edinburgh on Jan 15 2007.

SUNSHINE ON LEITH focuses on two Scottish men who leave the army and return home to Leith and their families. Three very different love stories are intertwined creating a funny, poignant and hugely entertaining show. SUNSHINE ON LEITH will have a cast of 15 performers including the award-winning Dundee Rep Ensemble - Scotland’s only full-time company of actors. The band also help bring to life 21 much loved Proclaimers songs including Letter from America, I’m on My Way and I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles). SUNSHINE ON LEITH uses the music of The Proclaimers to tell this engrossing tale about everyday life in Scotland in a similar way to Mamma Mia’s use of Abba’s songs – it will not be about the Fife born twins.

The show coincides with the 20th anniversary of The Proclaimer’s first ever album – This is the Story. Dundee Rep Theatre is already well known for staging successful musical productions and already has hits like Gypsy, Flora the Red Menace and Cabaret. Stephen Greenhorn, who has just completed an episode of Dr Who, also wrote TV’s River City and Glasgow Kiss and the stage play Passing Places.

“The Proclaimers’ songs are rooted in Scottish experiences and seem to belong to the people of Scotland. We have to do them justice and put them in a context they deserve that engages the audience and gives them a great night out” comments James Brining.

Craig and Charlie say they are “surprised and very happy that a theatre company of the quality of Dundee Rep with its fantastic history, are doing a play featuring our music”.

Full TICKET INFO below:

Dundee Rep Theatre -  ON SALE NOW
Wednesday 18 April – Saturday 12 May at 7.45pm
Matinees: Sats 28 April & 5 & 12 May & Weds 9 May at 2.30pm
Audio Described Performance & Touch Tour: Sat 5 May at 2.30pm
Signed Performance: Thurs 3 May.
Tickets
18 & 19 April: £8. Matinees: £10 (£8)
Tues – Thurs eves: £12 (£8/£10). Fri & Sat eves: £16 (£8/£12)
Groups: One ticket free for every 10 booked.
Bookings: 01382 223530 or www.dundeerep.co.uk

Edinburgh Festival Theatre – ON SALE FROM JAN 15
Tuesday 15 – Saturday 26 May at 7.30pm (except Saturday – 8pm)
Early Eve: Saturday 5pm
Tickets
15 May & 5.00pm perfs: £11.00 (£8.00) - £17.00 (£14.00)
Evenings: £15.00 (£12.00) - £25.00 (£22.00)
No concessions on an opening night or Fri or Sat eves.
Groups – parties of 8+ : £4.00 off Stalls and Dress Circle seats (excluding Fri or Sat eves). Call 0131 529 6005 Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm
Audio Described and Signed Performance: Fri 25 May 7.30pm.
Bookings: 0131 529 6000 or www.eft.co.uk (booking fee applies)

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen – ON SALE FROM FEB 6
Tues 29 May to Saturday 2 June
Tues to Thurs 7.30pm, Fri and Sat 5pm and 8.30pm
Tickets                                             
£10.50 to £23.50 (bkg fee)
Friends of APA: £4 off on opening night, £2 off all other performances
Groups: £2 off plus one free ticket with every 15 purchased
Concessions: £2 off
School Groups 10+: £7.50 plus one adult free for every 10 purchased
Standby Tickets: 40 tickets at £5 on day of show for concession holders
(no other discounts apply, 2 per booking, subject to availability)
All concessions exclude Balcony
Bookings: 01224 641122 or www.boxofficeaberdeen.com
Group Bookings: groups@aberdeenperformingarts.com

The King’s Theatre, Glasgow ON SALE NOW
Tuesday 5 June – Saturday 9 June at 7.30pm (except Fri & Sat: 8.30pm)
Early eve: Fri & Sat at 5pm
Tickets
Tues – Thurs eve: £10 - £22
Fri & Sat eve: £11 - £23
Early Eve: Fri £9 - £18 & Sat £10 - £20
Concessions available on certain performances.
Bookings:  0870 060 6648
www.kings-glasgow.co.uk 

 

 

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