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Inverness favourites The Proclaimers return to the city for an Inverness Leisure Centre date in December next year

By Margaret Chrystall

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The Proclaimers return to Inverness Leisure Centre next December – their last show there in 2018 a sold-out special occasion.

Craig and Charlie Reid, The Proclaimers. Picture: Murdo MacLeod
Craig and Charlie Reid, The Proclaimers. Picture: Murdo MacLeod

Tickets for the LCC Live event on December 15, 2022 go on sale on Friday (November 26) from 9am, details below.

Next year will see The Proclaimers recording their 12th studio album early and then they plan to tour from the summer, kicking off with a main stage appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival in June.

And their special relationship with Inverness – some of their earliest gigs as performers were in the town's tiny Market Bar – was emphasised when that 2018 event was quickly followed in July 2019 by a sold out summer marquee event as one of the two Big Top Under Canvas concerts at Bught Park.

In 2018, their Angry Cyclist album released to acclaim, becoming their 8th UK Top 40 album debuting in the UK Official Album charts at 17 and at number thee 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."

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, over the years, seen them enjoy huge success across the globe.

Craig and Charlie Reid, The Proclaimers. Picture: MURDO MACLEOD
Craig and Charlie Reid, The Proclaimers. Picture: MURDO MACLEOD

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.

The Proclaimers have carved out a niche for themselves in the place 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 Sunshine On Leith – the musical, the play and the film which 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. And 2018 also marked the 30th anniversary since the release of the Sunshine On Leith album.

Tickets for The Proclaimers’ show on Thursday, December 15, 2022 in Inverness go on sale this Friday, (November 26) 2021 at 9am.

Tickets are available from: www.lcclive.co.uk, www.ticketline.co.uk and in person from Caffery’s Menswear, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness.

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