Fans don’t have to walk 500 miles

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE -

SUN­SHINE Coast fans don’t have to walk 500 miles to see Scot­tish duo The Pro­claimers.

Scot­land’s finest Celtic soul broth­ers Craig and Char­lie Reid are re­turn­ing to Aus­tralia in May for a na­tional tour, with a show in Caloun­dra on May 19 at The Events Cen­tre.

It has been 32 years since The Pro­claimers emerged in our mu­si­cal psy­che.

Since then, their en­dur­ing ap­peal across gen­er­a­tions has carved a niche where pop, folk, new wave and punk col­lide as the emo­tional hon­esty, po­lit­i­cal fire, wit and sing-along rau­cous­ness of their songs and their ex­ten­sive tour­ing have en­light­ened and en­ter­tained fans around the world.

The Pro­claimers recorded their 11th stu­dio al­bum at the leg­endary Rock­field Stu­dios in Wales last April, with pro­ducer Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preach­ers, Roger Dal­trey, Kylie Minogue) at the helm.

An­gry Cy­clist, re­leased in Au­gust, be­came the band’s eighth UK Top 40 al­bum, de­but­ing in the UK of­fi­cial al­bum charts at 17 and at No.3 in the UK of­fi­cial in­de­pen­dent al­bum charts.

It’s been three years since The Pro­claimers last came Down Un­der and they’re look­ing for­ward to re­turn­ing.

“We’ve been com­ing to Aus­tralia since the late ’80s and have loved be­ing there every time. We hope the au­di­ences will en­joy the new songs, and the old,” the broth­ers said. Ex­pect to hear all the clas­sics at the show: Let’s Get Mar­ried, Sun­shine on Leith, Let­ter From Amer­ica and I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), along with songs from their re­cently re­leased, highly ac­claimed An­gry Cy­clist al­bum. For tick­ets, phone 5491 4240 or go to theevents­cen­tre.com.au/ prod­uct/the-pro­claimers.

PHOTO: MURDO MA­CLEOD

THEY’RE BACK: The Pro­claimers.

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