The Irish phenomenon celebrates its tenth anniversary with a North American tour and brand new CD and DVD release
MINNEAPOLIS— There’s no resting on your laurels for Public Television phenomenon CELTIC THUNDER! The multi-platinum Irish group returns to Minneapolis for one night only at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) when Hennepin Theatre Trust presents CELTIC THUNDER X on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. CELTIC THUNDER released “CELTIC THUNDER X” deluxe double CD, deluxe double DVD packages, on March 2, 2018 which celebrate the group’s tenth Anniversary accompanying a North American tour that launches in the fall of 2018.
Tickets are on sale now to the general public at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave.), charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
|Tuesday||Oct. 23||7:30 p.m.||State Theatre||$40, $60, $70|
A Celtic Thunder CD is included with every order for this show.
All pricing includes a Building and Restoration Fee of $4.
The brand new music and footage from CELTIC THUNDER X is also a highly anticipated television special, which began airing nationally on March 1, 2018. The special was filmed in Dublin on Oct. 30, 2017 at the Helix Theatre. Celtic Thunder has become one of public television’s largest draws. Their shows have aired more than 22,500 times across 50 states on PBS. The group is among the top five audience-generating acts on the network.
Backed by the amazing Celtic Thunder Band, the singers (Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Michael O’Dwyer, Emmet Cahill & Neil Byrne) deliver new ensemble numbers including “Sons of Light”, “Toora, Loora, Lay”, “The Wild Rover”, “Right all right”, and “Castle on the Hill” followed in the second act by nostalgic fun songs like “Celebration”, “I’m a Believer”, “Seasons in the Sun” and “Rise Again.” No Celtic Thunder show would be complete without an encore of their rousing anthem “Ireland’s Call”, the only song in CELTIC THUNDER X that isn’t a new song but which never fails to bring the audience to its feet.
“We had a blast making CELTIC THUNDER X. The music choices were carefully selected to suit each member’s personality and gave us something we could really dig our teeth into. The musical arrangements, the orchestra and the band are all great, and they really helped to create our best show to date. We love singing songs that are a perfect mix of traditional and contemporary Irish Songs, along with the fun we have performing hit songs that are known worldwide.”
– Damian, Michael, Emmet, Ryan & Neil, Celtic Thunder
Celtic Thunder have sold more than 3.4 million albums in the US, combined, toured the U.S. and Canada, coast to coast, 12 times, and Australia 4 times performing almost 1,000 shows to date, selling well over one million tickets. Celtic Thunder has been hailed as BILLBOARD’s “Top World Music Artist,” along with “Top World Music Imprint” and “Top World Album” of in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015 and again in 2016.
The Celtic Thunder official YouTube channel, “Thunder Tube” has received over 98 million views since 2008 and has more than 138,000 subscribers. The Celtic Thunder website www.celticthunder.com reached over 5.3 million users last year. Their Facebook www.facebook.com/celticthunder has 461,000 followers and over 42,000 on Twitter https://twitter.com/CelticThunder. www.theceltictimes.com, Celtic Thunders monthly newzine has a readership of 1.2 million and 100,000 subscribers.
Celtic Thunder has appeared on multiple national TV programs including The Today Show, CBS Early Show Saturday, Fox & Friends, QVC, and numerous regional shows in major cities.
Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts by bringing together people, businesses and organizations in WeDo™, the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District. We serve the community through our three historic theatres – the Orpheum, State and Pantages – and our unique arts, culture and education programs. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.