The Proclaimers to play Inverness Leisure in November.

Another day and another gig announcement for 2018 in Inverness. Building on what’s already becoming a strong year for Inverness, The Proclaimers are the latest act to be added to an impressive roster of concerts in and around the city.

In case you didn’t already know, The Proclaimers are composed of the identical twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid and are probably best known for their songs “>I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”, “Sunshine on Leith”, “I’m On My Way” and “Letter from America”. They’ve inspired a musical, become the backing track for innumerable football and rugby matches, struck Gold and Platinum with their first two albums and been a part of the Independence movement… like them or loathe them they’re well and truly ingrained in Scottish culture.Ten albums later and they’ve rightfully earned the moniker of ‘guaranteed crowd pleasers’ and the Leisure Centre concert is bound to be a sell-out.

“The one thing is that we enjoy doing it” explains Craig in our interview with them from 2012, “we still write new songs and make new records and especially we want to play shows. I think we do what we do and we don’t do it with reference to anybody else”.

Strikingly individual, The Proclaimers have over the years enjoyed huge success across the globe as the emotional honesty, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has enlightened and entertained fans new and old. They’re another act who will be more than familiar with those of us in the Highlands and over the years they’ve entertained us from venues as diverse as a marquee tent in Bught Park as part of The Highland Games, Belladrum (read our skeptics perspective of their 2015 headline slot) and even the Market Bar right back at the beginning of it all.

The Proclaimers play Inverness Leisure Centre, as part of The Proclaimers UK & Ireland Tour 2018, on the 23rd of November, 2018

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 23rd February from Ticketline (0844 888 9991) or from Caffreys Menswear, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness.

Other dates announced are;

JULY
22 Llandudno Venue Cymru
28 Carlisle Sands Centre
29 Scarborough Spa Grand Hall

AUGUST
11 Bournemouth Pavilion

OCTOBER
10 Cardiff St Davids Hall
11 Norwich Theatre Royal
13 Blackburn King George’s Hall
14 Liverpool Empire
16 Nottingham Royal Centre
17 York Barbican
18 Newcastle City Hall
20 Hull City Hall
21 Sheffield City Hall
23 Leicester de Montfort Hall
24 Portsmouth Guild Hall
25 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
27 Bath Forum
28 Brighton Dome
29 Birmingham Symphony Hall
31 Cambridge Corn Exchange

NOVEMBER
01 London Palladium
02 Coventry WAC
04 Manchester Opera House
09 Edinburgh Playhouse
10 Edinburgh Playhouse
15 Dunfermline Alhambra
16 Glasgow O2 Academy
17 Glasgow O2 Academy
22 Perth Concert Hall
23 Inverness Leisure Centre
24 Aberdeen BHGE Arena
29 Ipswich Regents Theatre
30 Basingstoke Anvil

DECEMBER
01 Hastings White Rock
07 Belfast Ulster Hall
08 Dublin Vicar Street
13 Motherwell Town Hall
14 Stirling Albert Hall
15 Dundee Caird Hall

Check our photographs of The Proclaimers in 2015

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