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The Proclaimers are on their way
THE Proclaimers are coming to Salisbury City Hall later this month, in their 25th year of writing and performing.
Scottish twins Charlie and Craig Reid have enjoyed success around the world since the release of their first album, This Is The Story, in 1987.
Best known for I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), I’m On My Way and Letter from America, the duo are touring following the release of their ninth studio album, Like Comedy, which was recorded in Bath.
The new album was mostly written last year, following a busy year of performing, and this year’s 28-date tour comes after a number of performances across the world over the summer, including shows in Singapore and Dubai.
“I think the album is a mixture of themes,” said Craig. “If there’s one theme, though, it’s the thing of getting older and not taking situations or yourself as seriously as you did before.”
The Proclaimers have fans of all ages and Craig said sometimes three generations of the same family go along to their shows.
“There are people who have been with us since we made our first record 25 years ago and who came to see our first shows, but there are also people much younger,” he said.
It will be the third time the duo has performed in Salisbury.
“We’ve been to Salisbury twice but it has been a good while since the last time in 2005,” said Craig. “Last time I went round the cathedral and Close, which was stunning. It’s the most beautiful cathedral in the country.”
Despite an extensive set, those who know and love the duo for their most famous hits won’t be disappointed by their new tour.
“There are probably about eight songs that we have to play every night but we also play new stuff, and songs from albums that we haven’t played in a long while,” said Craig. “It’s good because we do have a large number of people who go to at least two or three concerts and it keeps us on our toes.”