The Proclaimers have announced their return to Australia, with a 10-date run of headline shows slated for early next year.
The tour will kick off in Perth on February 24, with shows in Darwin and Cairns rounding out the month. The band will continue their trip through Queensland with shows in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, before rolling on to Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne and Adelaide. They’ll play two back-to-back shows at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre (on Thursday March 9 and Friday 10), while Adelaide’s venue is yet to be confirmed.
The tour comes in support of The Proclaimers’ 12th studio album, ‘Dentures Out’, which arrived last month via Cooking Vinyl and was previewed with ‘The World That Was’. Billed as “a record of the times”, the band described it in a press release as their “most political album” since 1988’s ‘Sunshine On Leith’, their breakthrough second album.
The Proclaimers’ 2023 Australian tour dates are:
Friday 24 – Boorloo/Perth, Concert Hall
Sunday 26 – Garrmalang/Darwin, Entertainment Centre
Tuesday 28 – Gimuy/Cairns, Performing Arts Centre
Thursday 2 – Meanjin/Brisbane, CPAC
Friday 3 – Yugambeh and Kombumerri Land/Gold Coast, HOTA
Saturday 4 – Warrang/Sydney, State Theatre
Tuesday 7 – nipaluna/Hobart, Odeon Theatre
Thursday 9 – Naarm/Melbourne, Athenaeum Theatre
Friday 10 – Naarm/Melbourne, Athenaeum Theatre
Saturday 11 – Kaurna/Adelaide, (Venue TBC)