Irish vocal powerhouse Celtic Thunder, backed by a full orchestra, returns to perform holiday classics, fan favorites and music from their newest release Inspirations.
International singing sensation Celtic Thunder announced dates for their upcoming North American Symphony Tour which kicks off at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL on November 14th, following Celtic Thunder’s 10th Anniversary Cruise. The announcement arrives as Celtic Thunder are preparing themselves for a hectic month of March, centered around Public Television pledge events, and a live appearance on the TODAY SHOW on St Patrick’s Day.
The Celtic Thunder Cruise 2017 sails from Miami to Cozumel and onto the island of Roatan from November 6th -11th, after which Celtic Thunder will remain on the road through December 17th, touring the East Coast and Mid West in the US. Playing Miami Beach, Sarasota, Clearwater, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Hershey, Morristown, Englewood, Westbury, Bethlehem, Upper Darby, Mashantucket, Lynn, Milwaukee, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Carmel & Thackerville.
This will be the second Symphony Tour for Celtic Thunder, who will depart from their traditional and critically-acclaimed large set productions to perform hit songs from their Legacy, Mythology, Voyage, The Show & It’s Entertainment Shows along with songs from their chart-topping albums Christmas & Classic Christmas and their upcoming Celtic Thunder Inspirational album due Fall 2017 in a dynamic live music experience accentuated by the instrumentals of full symphony orchestras. Celtic Thunder’s five male soloists Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Emmet Cahill, Neil Byrne and Michael O’Dwyer will perform solo and ensemble numbers.
The Celtic Thunder Symphony Tour will be the show’s 10th tour of the USA since it was launched in 2008. The airing of their first Public Television special came that same year and Celtic Thunder has consistently remained one of the most popular musical shows for stations throughout the US. Tickets for the Celtic Thunder Symphony Tour will be available through Public Television during its March, June and August Pledge Seasons, check http://www.celticthunder.com/tour for tour details and Public TV listings.
Twice hailed as BILLBOARD’s Top World Music Artist and Top World Imprint (2009 and 2011& 2015), the phenomenon that is Celtic Thunder has achieved sales of over 2 million copies to date. Celtic Thunder also continues to extensively tour the USA, Canada and Australia, performing to more than 1,000,000 fans over the past nine years. 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 77 million-upload views since the channel’s inception in 2008 and has over 100,000 subscribers. Their Facebook page has over 350,000 followers and their newzine www.theceltictimes.com has had over 500,000 visitors. Celtic Thunder has performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama, at the Pentagon for the Chairman of the Joint Chefs of Staff as well as on the CBS Saturday Show’s Second Cup Café, the Today and Fox and Friends.