Popular Scottish duo The Proclaimers will perform in Qatar on April 29, and you won’t even have to walk 500 miles to see them.
According to event organizers Iconic Qatar, twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid – will be stopping in Doha on their way home from their tour of Australia and New Zealand, which finishes on April 25.
Tickets are already on sale for the event, which is being held at the Intercontinental Doha Hotel (near Katara Cultural Village).
The Proclaimers had great success in the UK in the 1980s, with high profile singles I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) and Letter from America. I’m Gonna Be also made it to the top ten in the US and Australian single charts.
The group has released 10 albums over the last three decades, and they’re promoting their latest release, Let’s Hear It For The Dogs on their current tour.
In an interview with Doha News, Charlie Reid said that the band will also play their well-loved hits while in Doha:
“We always play our best known songs during the shows. Those songs get mixed in with newer material. We change the set a bit for each show. It’s also important to keep the show upbeat and positive. It’s great if people sing along.”
Doors open at 7:30pm, with the band expected to take to the stage at around 9:30pm. Qatar-based DJ Legacy will entertain concert-goers before and after the performance.
Tickets cost QR250 and include one drink, and can be purchased online here.
Attendees must be over 21 years old to attend and bring their ID cards or passports to the gig.
The news of the band’s appearance in Qatar should bring cheer to the country’s Scottish residents, who were disappointed recently when a concert by Scottish rock band Simple Minds at the Qatar Masters was canceled on short notice.
Do you plan to go? Thoughts?