Singing Scottish siblings The Proclaimers are set to visit O2 Academy Bristol this autumn as part of a 28-date UK tour.
It will be The Proclaimers‘ first tour for some time. The pair have spent a year writing and recording their ninth studio album, Like Comedy, due for release in May.
It follows a 95-date world tour which began at SXSW in Texas in 2009 and ended at T In The Park in 2010.
Strikingly individual, identical twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have, over the years, enjoyed huge success across the globe.
The emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has enlightened and entertained fans new and old.
Probably best known for the songs Letter From America, I’m On My Way, I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), Sunshine On Leith and Life With You, The Proclaimers have 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 singles and albums in UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Comedian Matt Lucas is a huge fan and in the sleeve notes of the band’s Best Of compilation he wrote: ‘I find it hard to put into words quite how the music of The Proclaimers makes me feel. It makes me laugh. It makes me cry. It just makes me generally euphoric… Sunshine On Leith says more to me about my life and the way I feel than anything Morrissey or Cobain ever wrote.’
The Proclaimers hit O2 Academy Bristol on October 24, 2012. Tickets go on sale at 9am on March 9, 2012.