Jul 12, 2010

VOCAL SUPERGROUP CELTIC THUNDER TICKETS ON-SALE AT DPAC

7.12.10- VOCAL SUPERGROUP CELTIC THUNDER TICKETS ON-SALE AT DPAC FRIDAY, JULY 23 AT 10AM.

PART OF NATIONAL U.S. TOUR IN SUPPORT OF THEIR SMASH PUBLIC TELEVISION SPECIAL IT’S ENTERTAINMENT

DURHAM, NC- In response to their third hugely successful Public Television special- It’s Entertainment- the acclaimed super-group Celtic Thunder will hit the road this Fall with a much anticipated stop at DPAC, the new Durham Performing Arts Center on November 17th, 2010 at 7:30pm.

Ticket prices start at $38.50 plus service charges. Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on Wednesday, July 21st and tickets go on sale Friday, July 23rd at 10am, through Ticketmaster outlets including Crabtree Valley Mall, FYE and Lowes Foods, online at dpacnc.com and through the DPAC Call Center (919.680.2787). Joining the Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at www.DPACnc.com/friendofdpac.

“After two sell out performances of Celtic Woman this past spring, we are pleased to bring Triangle audiences for the first time another Irish favorite with Celtic Thunder this holiday season,” said Rachel Gragg, Assistant Director of Marketing and PR at DPAC.

Hailed as Billboard’s Top World Music Artist and Top World Imprint of 2009, the phenomenon that is Celtic Thunder has achieved sales of over 600,000 copies to date. Their mass appeal and devoted fan base continues to grow with impressive statistics to prove it. Celtic Thunder’s official YouTube channel, “Thunder Tube” has seen over 6 million upload views and 368,000 channel views since the channel’s inception in summer 2008. The New York Times described the group as “a Fab Five peddling Celtic stylings…steadfast George, sensitive Keith, bruising Paul, caddish Ryan and angelic Damian.”

Following the tradition of their previous releases (Celtic Thunder: The Show, Act Two and, Take Me Home) Irishmen Damian McGinty, Keith Harkin, Paul Byrom, Ryan Kelly and Scotsman George Donaldson deliver an amazing and thrilling live performance throughout the concert while showcasing a broader range of diverse musical styles. Filmed in front of a live audience in Toronto, It’s Entertainment spans six musical decades including unique interpretations of classic songs such as "Standing on the Corner" along with pop hits including U2's "Still Haven't Found (What I'm Looking For)," The Proclaimers' "My Life Without You" and the timeless "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen. For more information please go to http://celticthunder.com.