Pop revolutionists The Proclaimers
Scottish duo Craig and Charlie Reid, who form the popular band The Proclaimers, took the world by surprise when they dropped their first album in 1987 and revolutionised pop music as it was known at the time. Don’t miss out on one of their upbeat and hypnotising performances by heading to StubHub to buy and sell The Proclaimers tickets as soon as they become available.
The journey to becoming a Scottish music phenomenon
Originally from Edinburgh, the Reid twins dared to do something that most artists hadn’t dared to do before them – they kept their accent when most big band names in Scotland, including Simple Minds, Big Country, and Hipsway, had adapted their accents to a more mid-Atlantic pronunciation. At first, many record companies turned the brothers away due to their refusal to adopt a more "neutral" accent, but they were determined to produce their music in a way that felt natural to them. Their first hit single, "Throw the R Away", was written about their accent and the pressures to change it to be successful in their career. The Proclaimers have been touring for several decades and enjoy spending much of their time performing for fans all over the world. Check out The Proclaimers tickets on StubHub at a location in Singapore or anywhere else in the world today.
The band's most successful hit
The song that The Proclaimers are most known for is "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)", originally written in 1987 and featured on their second album Sunshine on Leith in 1988. The single went on to become the duo's most popular hit worldwide, reaching 11th place on the U.K. Singles Chart and the number one place in countries including Iceland, Australia and New Zealand. Although it wasn't released in North America until after being featured in the 1993 American romantic comedy "Benny & Joon", the song reached the top five on the charts in both the United States and Canada. The famous single also went on to be covered by many well-known artists, including the band Phish, and was even covered by "Alvin and the Chipmunks" in 2007 for their video game. Furthermore, in 2014, popular band Imagine Dragons covered the song during a live performance and Sleeping At Last also covered the song for a Budweiser Super Bowl ad in 2015. Enjoy this song and many others by buying and selling The Proclaimers tickets on StubHub for a performance near you.