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| After three hugely successful shows in St. John's and Halifax last year, Irish musical phenomenon Celtic Thunder are returning for a tour of Atlantic Canada with their brand new show Voyage, Sept. 5-9. Dates include:|
September 5 St. John's, NL Mile One Centre
September 7 Sydney, NS Centre 200
September 8 Halifax, NS Metro Centre
September 9 Moncton, NB Casino New Brunswick
Surpassing sales of one million units combined, Celtic Thunder have just been hailed as BILLBOARD's Top World Music Artist, along with Top World Music Imprint and Top World Album of 2011 for their most current disc, Heritage. Celtic Thunder rings in 2012 with a new CD and DVD concert special, Voyage, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Voyage the concert special will be broadcast across the U.S. on Public Television stations during the March 2012 pledge period, with an estimated one thousand airings beginning in late February. Both the new CD and DVD were just released Feb. 28 on Decca.
Voyage continues to pay homage to the musical culture of Ireland, while exploring the musical journey each soloist has undertaken since the beginning of Celtic Thunder four years ago. Former members Damian McGinty and Paul Byrom have moved on - McGinty's star continues to rise after securing a reoccurring role on FOX's hit show GLEE (a result of winning last year's 'The GLEE Project'), while Paul Byrom launches his own solo career as well. Keith Harkin is also working on a solo project while maintaining his integral role in Celtic Thunder. He is the first artist signed to the newly helmed David Foster Verve Music Group, and is readying his forthcoming solo debut wildly anticipated by 'Thunder Heads' everywhere. The rest of the ensemble including Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne, George Donaldson and Emmet Cahill welcome 13-year-old Daniel Furlong to the fold as a guest artist on this recording. The group performances highlight the diversity of Irish music and song; from the powerful rendition of 'Dulaman' to the love song 'Maid of Culmore,' the collection also features a rousing performance of 'Galway Girl' and beloved Irish party song 'My Irish Molly-O.'
In addition to their impressive sales statics, their official YouTube channel, 'Thunder Tube' has received over twenty five million views since its inception in 2008. Celtic Thunder's successful resume includes performing for President Obama at The White House's St. Patrick's Day celebration in 2009, opening New York City's famed St. Patrick's Day Parade two consecutive years in a row (2008 & 2009), and most notably six hit Public Television specials and numerous sold out concerts all across America.
Celtic Thunder's three-week US promotion for VOYAGE will end with the group appearing once again on The Today Show on March 16th performing a song from their newly released CD. Celtic Thunder have appeared on multiple national TV programs to date including The Today Show, CBS Early Show's Saturday Second Cup Café, Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends, as well as numerous regional shows in major cities.
Voyage is the 6th Public Television special for Celtic Thunder and the shows' 7th DVD release.
Ticket prices are $55.00 and $65.00 including tax plus surcharge.
Tickets for the St. John's show go on sale Monday, April 16 at 12noon and will be available at the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at (709) 576-7657 and online at www.mileonecentre.com and www.sonicconcerts.com. Please note that until April 16, tickets will only be available through PBS.
Please note that major credits cards are accepted and surcharges apply. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
For more information on Celtic Thunder and Voyage, visit: http://celticthunder.ie/