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Whitecaps Team Up With Scottish Duo The Proclaimers
...fans get chance to party with Whitecaps, Breakers, and the Proclaimers at May 1 concert at Richards on Richards, just prior to May 3rd home opener



VANCOUVER (Thursday, March 28, 2002) - The Vancouver Whitecaps and Vancouver Breakers Soccer Clubs, in conjunction with Nettwerk Productions and the Pacific Western Brewing Company, today announced a special ticket launch promotion featuring Scottish duo The Proclaimers.

Nettwerk artists The Proclaimers will headline a Whitecaps/Proclaimers VIP Concert at Richards on Richards on May 1, and will also be featured at the Whitecaps home opener against the Minnesota Thunder on May 3.

In addition, the duo, consisting of identical twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid, have re-recorded the popular Whitecaps anthem "White is the Colour", first released in 1978.

Whitecaps and Breakers seasons ticket holders can now also obtain the Proclaimers Party Package, an exclusive "front of the line" opportunity to purchase up to six $20 tickets to the VIP concert, allowing them to party with the The Proclaimers, the Whitecaps, and the Breakers at Richards on Richards on May 1. The package also includes a complimentary copy of the limited-run Proclaimers/Whitecaps CD, featuring the new version of "White is the Colour", as well as other songs by The Proclaimers.

Whitecaps season tickets start from just $109, and include 16 Whitecaps plus four Breakers games in doubleheaders. Complete Breakers season tickets covering an additional six games can be added for just $25 more. Whitecaps and Breakers season tickets as well as the Proclaimers Party Package can be purchased from Ticketmaster at 604-280-4400. Complete ticket information can be found at http://www.whitecapssoccer.com/tickets.html and http://www.vancouverbreakers.com/tickets.html

The Proclaimers will be in Canada promoting their new album _Persevere_. The duo, who hail from the Scottish town of Leith, had their biggest hit with "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" from the 1988 album _Sunshine on Leith_ which went platinum in Canada and around the globe, and then climbed the charts again in 1993 when chosen as the theme song for the film Benny & Joon.

Long-time soccer enthusiasts, The Proclaimers used their fame in the early nineties to spearhead the lengthy and ultimately successful "Hands Off Hibs" campaign to save their beloved Hibernian Football Club, when the century-old Edinburgh team fell into financial difficulty and was threatened by a take-over bid by cross-town rivals Heart of Midlothian.

Nettwerk Productions is the umbrella company for Nettwerk Records, Management, Publishing, Soundtrack, Multimedia and Nettfilms. A Vancouver based company, with over 50 staff and offices in New York, London and Los Angeles, Nettwerk represents such artist as Sarah McLachlan, gob, Neil Finn, and The Proclaimers.

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Alan Douglas, Soccer Information
Vancouver Whitecaps and Breakers Soccer Clubs

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