The Proclaimers are back. 2022 sees The Proclaimers recording their 12th studio album in the new year and then touring from the summer, kicking off with a main stage appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival in June. November and December 2022 sees The Proclaimers embark on an 11 date Scottish tour including Saturday, December 17 at P&J Live in Aberdeen.
2018 had seen their ‘Angry Cyclist’ album released to immense acclaim, becoming their eighth UK Top 40 album debuting in the UK Official Album charts at 17 and at number three in the UK Official Independent Album Charts.
On BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island discs, David Tennant describes his first track by The Proclaimers: "I could have chosen any and every track from this band, probably my favourite band of all time. They write the most spectacular songs, big hearted, uncynical passionate songs."
Louise Stewart, head of entertainment, exhibitions and marketing at P&J Live says: “The Proclaimers are one of those best-loved bands whose songs have become somewhat legendary. The brothers are a firm favourite and a huge crowd pleaser with the people of Aberdeen, so we can’t wait to welcome Craig and Charlie back to Aberdeen for a brilliant night.”
Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid emerged 31 years ago with their debut album This Is The Story and top three single ‘Letter from America’. Since then, their enduring appeal across generations has have over the years seen them enjoy huge success across the globe.
The Proclaimers songs are timeless, capturing a gamut of human emotions, written with poignancy, emotional honesty, political fire and wit. Their songs feature at weddings, funerals and everything in-between and there is one song, an early celebration of falling head over heels in love that is known the world over and has become a staggering global anthem. There are many others that have gained great popularity in different parts of the planet and then there is a wide cross section of sublime songs embraced by a multitude that has kept up with The Proclaimers studio albums, compilation collections and extensive touring over three decades.
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.
They have even inspired a musical, the play and film Sunshine on Leith. The movie was the fifth highest grossing Independent UK film of 2013. The musical has its fourth UK run from April to June this year, with its biggest production to date by West Yorkshire Playhouse. 2018 also marks the 30th anniversary since the release of the Sunshine On Leith album.
Tickets on sale Friday, November 26 2021 at 9am from www.pandjlive.com