The Proclaimers announce their New Zealand tour in 2023
Friday 30 September 2022
Plus1 proudly presents The Proclaimers largest ever New Zealand tour, with the Scottish legends announcing nine concerts for March 2023.
The Proclaimers featuring twins Craig and Charlie Reid and their superb four-piece band will perform Auckland, Hamilton, Hastings, Palmerston North, Wellington, Blenheim, Christchurch, Oamaru and Dunedin.
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 favourites from across their entire career including songs from new album Dentures Out.
Acclaimed Auckland duo The Bads (Brett Adams and Dianne Swann) will open all nine concerts.
September 2022 saw The Proclaimers release their 12th studio album Dentures Out, recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales with producer Dave Eringa. James Dean Bradfield from the Manic Street Preachers guests on two songs.
Kicking off a 14-month World tour with a main stage appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival in June, followed by a series of summer festivals and regional concerts, The Proclaimers have nearly sold out all 35 dates on their upcoming UK and Ireland tour between October and December.
Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid emerged 31 years ago with their debut album This Is The Story and Top 3 single ‘Letter From America’. Since then, their enduring appeal across generations has, over the years, seen them enjoy huge success across the globe.
The Proclaimers have carved out a niche for themselves in the netherworld where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide. Their 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.
Born in Leith in 1962, the brothers 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, their first big break came in 1986 when they were invited to tour with The Housemartins.
In subsequent years, they have enjoyed Gold and Platinum singles and albums in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. They have even inspired a musical, the play and film Sunshine on Leith.
THE PROCLAIMERS NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2023
Tuesday 14 March Opera House Oamaru
Wednesday 15 March Town Hall Dunedin
Friday 17 March Isaac Theatre Royal Christchurch
Saturday 18 March ASB Theatre Blenheim
Sunday 19 March Opera House Wellington
Tuesday 21 March Regent on Broadway Palmerston North
Wednesday 22 March Opera House Hastings
Saturday 25 March Powerstation Auckland
Sunday 26 March Globox Arena / Claudelands Hamilton