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THE PROCLAIMERS at The Danforth Music Hall September 24
Doors @ 7pm 19 Event
Tickets at ticketmaster.ca/thedanforth
Rotate This, Soundscapes & Tiny Record Shop
The Proclaimers announce a 27 date North American tour with 20 shows in the USA and 7 in Canada in September and October 2016.
Special guests for all shows will be Jenny O: www.jennyo.com
Apart from a handful of acoustic dates these are the first USA gigs with the full band since 2009 and the first in Canada since 2013.
Craig and Charlie Reid said, We are absolutely delighted to be coming back to North America, bringing the band, and we look forward to seeing lots of old friends again and meeting new ones.
Since releasing their widely acclaimed 10th studio album Lets Hear It For The Dogs in April 2015, The Proclaimers embarked on a mammoth 68 UK date tour which involved 15 festivals including Wychwood, Glastonbury, T In The Park, Cambridge, Carfest, Belladrum, and V Festivals and 53 sold out theatres. Ents 24, the UKs biggest live guide, announced The Proclaimers as the 6th biggest live music act in the UK in 2015.
2016 sees The Proclaimers kicking off another seven-month tour with shows in Hong Kong in April as part of the HK Rugby Sevens tournament, followed by a 10 date April tour of Australia and New Zealand including their first ever concert at Sydneys Opera House. Shows have also been confirmed in Dubai and Doha. This summer sees more UK and European festival appearances, including a 28 date England & Wales Seaside & Regional Tour. After their September and October tour of USA and Canada, Craig and Charlie will come off the road to focus on writing and recording with a view to being back out live in 2018.
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 the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
In addition, The Proclaimers are no stranger to film and live theatre success as well. Following up from the hit musical drama Sunshine On Leith featuring songs by The Proclaimers, the movie version had its UK release in October 2013 and was hugely popular, opening at number 3, moving up to 2 in its second week, and spending another month in the top ten while generating over 4.8 million at the UK box office. Sunshine On Leith was number 5 in the highest grossing Independent UK films of 2013.