Popular eighties icons – Scotland’s The Proclaimers – today have announced their most comprehensive New Zealand tour to date and they will perform at the Invercargill Civic Theatre.
Twins Craig and Charlie Reid and their talented band will perform eight shows nationwide in May 2019 – performing in Auckland, Hawkes Bay, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill.
Fans can look forward to hits like ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’, ‘I’m On My Way’, ‘Sunshine on Leith’, ‘Letter From America’ and ‘King Of The Road’; as well as material from their acclaimed new album Angry Cyclist.
New Zealand singer-songwriter Mel Parsons will open all eight shows. Mel is currently celebrating the release of her new single ‘I Got The Lonely’, recorded in the US with award-winning producer Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney).
The New Zealand tour is:
- Christchurch, Town Hall, Fri 3 May (Ticketek)
- Dunedin, Regent Theatre, Sat 4 May (TicketDirect)
- Invercargill, Civic Theatre, Sun 5 May (TicketDirect)
- New Plymouth, TSB Showplace, Tues 7 May (Ticketek)
- Palmerston North, Regent Theatre, Wed 8 May (TicketDirect)
- Wellington, Michael Fowler Centre, Fri 10 May (Ticketmaster)
- Theatre – Aotea Centre, Sat 11 May (Ticketmaster)
- Hawkes Bay, Black Barn, Sun 12 May (Ticketek & BlackBarn.co.nz)
Pre-sales will run for members of Ticketmaster, Ticketek, TicketDirect and Plus1, from 9am Monday October 15th
Tickets go on general sale at 9am Wednesday October 17th
The Proclaimers are currently in the middle of a 60-date tour through Canada and UK in support of the new album, before heading downunder as part of more tour dates in 2019.
Strikingly individual, The Proclaimers’ Reid twins have enjoyed huge success across the globe as the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness.
They have uniquely 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 records in UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand; and their strong loyal following continues to generate Sold Out signs at venues worldwide.
They have even inspired a musical, play and film: Sunshine on Leith was a hit independent film of 2013, and its namesake musical this year enjoyed a fourth UK run. 2018 also marks the 30th anniversary of the Sunshine On Leith album.
The Proclaimers’ famous fans are many and varied. Actor David Tennant (Dr Who) succinctly said “They write the most spectacular songs, big hearted, uncynical, passionate songs”.
Born in Leith in 1962, Craig and Charlie Reid grew up in Edinburgh, Cornwall and Auchtermuchty in Fife. At home, they listened to early rock ‘n’ roll and country greats such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams.
At school they played in punk bands and formed The Proclaimers in 1983. With a fervent live following growing in Scotland, particularly in Inverness where they performed regularly, their first big break came late in 1986 when they were invited to tour with The Housemartins.
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