For Immediate Release:
July 18, 2013
July 18, 2013
(Toronto, ON) - Identical twins Craig and Charlie Reid, aka The Proclaimers are set to return to Canada this August for a string of tour dates in support of their 9th studio album ‘Like Comedy’. The new album was released in North America on April 9th through 429 Records/Universal and is the follow-up to their acclaimed 2009 release ‘Notes & Rhymes’. ‘Like Comedy’ finds the boys back in fine form, having already garnered rave reviews in the UK and Europe upon its release in 2012.
The Proclaimers’ Canadian Tour begins in Toronto at the Canadian National Exhibition on August 16th and wraps up on August 28th in Vancouver at the Pacific National Exhibition.
Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have, over the years, enjoyed huge success around 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 sold more than seven million albums and enjoyed Gold and Platinum singles and albums in UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The last couple of years have been busy ones for The Proclaimers. The band toured the UK and Europe extensively in support of ‘Like Comedy’. In April 2013, to coincide with the North American release of the album on April 9, the boys set out on a successful three week USA acoustic tour. After that, they headed back in the UK where they headlined The Acoustic Festival of Britain in May before joining up with their live band for a host of UK festivals and concerts over the summer including their fifth Glastonbury appearance, Cornbury, T In The Park and Camp Bestival.
On July 1st, 2013, The Proclaimers released a thirty track compilation (in the UK and Europe) selected by Craig and Charlie, ‘The Very Best of The Proclaimers (25 Years 1987 to 2012)’ (EMI). The album will be available in North America later this year. October 2013 will see the UK release of the movie version of the hugely successful award winning UK musical drama 'Sunshine On Leith', based around songs by The Proclaimers. Screenplay written by Stephen Greenhorn, directed by Dexter Fletcher, produced by Andrew Macdonald (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Heartlands, The Last King Of Scotland, 28 Weeks Later, Sunshine, Never Let Me Go, Dredd 3D) of DNA Films & Black Camel Pictures.
With nearly three decades of career longevity, The Proclaimers have reached the rarefied status that few have been able to achieve: they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, they’ve continued to garner new fans. Don’t miss out on your chance to see them live this August as they tour across Canada!
THE PROCLAIMERS CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
August 16 - Toronto, ON - Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
August 17 - Owen Sound, ON (Summerfolk)
August 19 - Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks
August 21 - Winnipeg, MB - McPhillips Station Casino
August 22 - Saskatoon, SK - Odeon
August 23 - Edmonton, AB - Century Casino
August 24 - Calgary, AB - Deerfoot Casino
August 26 - Kamloops, BC - Blue Grotto
August 27 - Cranbrook, BC - Key City Theatre
August 28 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
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