The Very Best of Celtic Thunder Tour” kicks off in Florida in February 2015 and features an eclectic collection of the group’s best-loved and most popular songs from the past seven years. Drawing material from Celtic Thunder’s nine Public Television Specials, eleven CDs and DVDs and eight US tours to date, “The Very Best Of Celtic Thunder” tour aims to combine all Celtic Thunder classics, fan favorites and hit songs into a formidable stage show, married with that huge Celtic Thunder signature sound, dramatic lighting and imposing set that audiences and fans everywhere have come to expect from a Celtic Thunder show.
The three month tour will call on cities that Celtic Thunder have not visited in a while, favorite venues and new audiences. Some of the Spring 2015 tour dates are currently available for pledge through Public Television and the balance of the dates and Meet & Greet passes will be available on Public Television in August 2014. We will be posting pledge details, tour dates and ticket information in the next couple of weeks, so keep checking the Celtic Thunder Tour page. Dates currently available through Public Television include Seattle (KCTS9 and KBTC); British Columbia markets of Abbottsford, Penticton, Victoria, Dawson's Creek, Prince George (all through KCTS9); Edmonton and Calgary, AB (KSPS); Salina, KS (SHPTV), St Louis, MO (KETC); Kansas City, MO (KCPT); Denver and Colorado Springs, CO (CPT12) and Atlantic City, NJ (WHYY).
Celtic Thunder’s principal singers, backed as ever by the amazing 8 piece Celtic Thunder band, will deliver their much loved ensemble numbers with selections including “Heartland” from Celtic Thunder -The Show, “Galway Girl” and “Seven Drunken Nights” from Voyage, “A Place in The Choir” from Heritage and “Turning Away” from Mythology. Of course, no Celtic Thunder show would be complete without a performance of their rousing anthem “Ireland’s Call”, which generally acts as the show’s finale and never fails to bring the audience to its feet. In addition to these incredibly popular ensemble performances, “The Very Best of Celtic Thunder” tour will also feature a wide variety of solo hits from the principal singers such as “Ride On”, “The Dutchman”, “Noreen”, “Danny Boy”, some “Puppy Love” and many more.
Celtic Thunder is the brainchild of producer Sharon Browne and since its inception in 2007 has released 11 albums, toured the U.S. and Canada, coast to coast, eight times, and Australia three times performing at over 800 shows to date. Celtic Thunder has also been hailed as BILLBOARD’s “Top World Music Artist,” along with “Top World Music Imprint” and “Top World Album” of in 2008, 2009 and again in 2011. The Celtic Thunder official YouTube channel, “Thunder Tube” has received over 28 million views since 2008. Celtic Thunder is is backed by the dynamic Celtic Thunder Band and their shows are known for the use of dramatic effects of lighting and choreography as well as a stage set resembling an ancient stone pathway suggestive of those referenced in Celtic lore.