Vandoleirs cover Proclaimers, announces UK dates – Listen

Texas country punks Vandoliers are following their Bloodshot debut full-length album ‘Forever’ with the release of a single, a cover of The Proclaimers’ ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’. Rolling Stone Country premiered the song today before the weekend saying, “For their new single, the Dallas-Fort Worth group Vandoliers further broaden their palate, transforming a Nineties one-hit-wonder into something unexpectedly relevant… It’s Nineties nostalgia shot through with nonconformist spirit.”.

“Growing up in the ’90s, this song was one of my favorites,” says lead singer Josh Fleming. “I would run around the house singing it at the top of my lungs. Over the years it’s grown from a nostalgic anthem, to a drunken shanty, but it wasn’t until I was memorizing every word that I realized it was one of the greatest love songs ever written.”

Vandoliers also announced new UK tour dates for the summer which you can peruse here:

03/07: Easton, UK – Maverick Festival
04/07: Bridport, UK – SouthCider Festival 2020 – July 3-6th
05/07: London, UK – The Grace
06/07: Hull, UK – O’Rileys
07/07: Scarbrough, UK – Wood End Gallery
08/07: Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
09/07: Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
10/07: Thorseby Park, UK – Walled Garden Music Festival


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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

1 thought on “Vandoleirs cover Proclaimers, announces UK dates – Listen”

  1. One hit wonder indeed. Rolling Stone Country – what do they know – Letter from America – one of the finest political songs ever . They ought to get out a bit more, there”s plenty more where that came from and they are excellent live as well

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