Press release submitted by i wireless Center
THE ENCHANTING PRINCESSES OF SONG
CELTIC WOMAN ANNOUNCE BRAND-NEW 2009 "ISLE OF HOPE" TOUR
Coming To The i wireless Center October 11
(August 13, 2009) – The international Irish music phenomenon, CELTIC WOMAN, will play the Quad Cities on Sunday, October 11 at 7:30 pm at the i wireless Center in an intimate theater setting. Tickets start at $32.50 and go on sale Monday, August 24 at 10 am. Tickets are available at the i wireless Center box office, by calling 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets, or visiting www.ticketmaster.com.
Four years ago Celtic Woman traveled from Ireland to America and captivated millions with their inspiring songs of hope and love. Their incredible journey to stardom has been like a dream come true for vocalists Chloe, Lisa, Lynne, Alex and Celtic violinist Mairead. The 2009 "Isle of Hope" tour will dazzle the eye, enchant the ear and stimulate both the mind and the heart.
Fans have the opportunity to experience Celtic Woman"s most magical production yet, featuring brand-new renditions of "Fields of Gold" and "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You," as well as an original anthem by Brendan Graham, writer of "You Raise Me Up." Musical Director David Downes has composed stunning new music for the 19- member ensemble featuring the wonderful voices of Celtic Woman and the energetic musical inventiveness of Celtic violinist, Mairead.
The show will also feature cornerstone favorites such as "The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun," "Danny Boy," and "Spanish Lady," among others.
Celtic Woman has been winning over audiences worldwide with their heavenly renditions of Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary hits. In just four short years, the group has sold more than 4 million CDs and DVDs, played seven US tours, and performed for more than 800,000 people. Meanwhile, the three Celtic Woman PBS Specials have aired more than 13,658 times on 342 PBS stations across the country, covering 97% of US television households.
The group has also appeared on several national television shows including Live with Regis and Kelly, Martha Stewart, CBS Early Show,and Brian Boitano"s Skating Spectacular: Skate for the Heart.
Named the #1 Top World Music Artist by Billboard Magazine, Celtic Woman albums (Celtic Woman, A Christmas Celebration, and A New Journey) have held the #1 position on the magazine"s World Music chart for 90 consecutive weeks. Their recent album, The Greatest Journey Essential Collection, debuted at #1.
For further press information or to schedule an interview, please contact:
JR Rich, EMI Music; phone: 212-786-8628; e: JR.Rich@emimusic.com or
Renee Pfefer, On Tour PR; phone: 914-273-0007; e: Renee@ontourpr.com
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