by Bill Pearis
Scottish brothers Charlie and Craig Reid have been making music as The Proclaimers since the mid-'80s when they wore their brogue on their sleeve via debut single "Throw the 'R' away." Though American mainly knows them for their fluke hit "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" (released on the Benny & Joon soundtrack four years after it's initial single release), The Proclaimers have kept doing what they do (charming, anthemic, acoustic-y pop), releasing new albums every few years, including 2012's Like A Comedy which you can stream below.
The Proclaimers will be promoting that album on a North American tour, which has two dates in NYC: April 11 at The Bell House (tickets) and April 12 at City Winery (tickets). All tour dates are below, along with the stream of their new album and a few classic-era videos.
The Proclaimers - "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"
The Proclaimers - "I'm On My Way"
The Proclaimers - "Letter from America"
The Proclaimers - "Throw The 'R' Away"
The Proclaimers - "Over and Done With"
The Proclaimers -- 2013 Tour Dates
Apr 11 The Bell House Brooklyn, NY
Apr 11, 2013 Brooklyn, Bell House, NY
Apr 12, 2013 City Winery
Apr 13, 2013 The Center for The Arts Natick, Natick, MA
Apr 15 Tin Angel, Philadelphia, PA
Apr 16 Birchmere Alexandria, VA
Apr 18 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Apr 19 The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI
Apr 22 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
Apr 23 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
Apr 26 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
May 31 Uttoxeter Racecourse Uttoxeter, United Kingdom