THE RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS Bring Bag-Piping Rock to Captiol Center Tonight
The FREE William H. Gile Series brings the Red Hot Chilli Pipers to the Capitol Center for the Arts tonight, February 6, at 7:30pm. Free tickets for this 'Bagrock' performance are available now at the Capitol Center Box Office, online at ccanh.com, and via phone at 603-225-1111.
Taking their signature 'Bagrock' sound to the masses, The Chilli's have fast become a global phenomenon, rocking far-flung shores from the USA to China and everywhere in between. The Chilli's launched themselves into the public eye in 2007 after winning the BBC's talent show - "When Will I Be Famous", and haven't looked back. The reputation of the band continues to flourish as they wow audiences across the globe with their dazzling stage show and they are now being frequently asked to appear privately to entertain the rich and famous.
After ten eventful and unbelievable years, the Chilli adventure continues with their fourth studio album - 'Breathe'. Three years after 'Music for the Kilted Generation' the band have taken Bagrock to a whole new level. With clever covers of 'Don't Stop Believing' by Journey, 'Fix You' by Coldplay and a great version of 'Hold The Line' by Toto - just a few examples of how well rock tunes fit on the bagpipes! Their live album and DVD 'BLAST Live!' has already gone triple platinum in Scotland plus their second album 'Bagrock To The Masses' has achieved gold status in the UK.
The Chilli's have spent much of 2012 perfecting their phenomenal live act with sold out shows around the world. Kicking things off in April, with an eight week tour of mainland Europe before jetting off to the Middle East for almost a month, the band returned home in late 2012 only to set to work on the new album.
Further trips in 2013 to Europe, Saudi Arabia and the UAE saw the band cement their reputation as one of the most exciting live acts around! The Chilli's are rapidly gaining momentum in the U.S., finding themselves in demand at major fairs and festivals, performing at theaters and prestigious music venues from coast to coast.
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers sound is a fusion of traditional pipe tunes and contemporary anthems - tracks from across their five albums include the likes of 'Clocks' by Coldplay, 'Chasing Cars' by Snow Patrol, 'Use Somebody' by Kings of Leon, Queen's 'We Will Rock You', a rock medley of Deep Purple's 'Smoke On The Water' and AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck'. Plus, 'Flower of Scotland', 'Amazing Grace' and 'The Hills of Argyll' get a look too, Chilli style of course!
2012 & 2013 have seen the originators of 'Bagrock' take their unique sound to new heights and the year 2014 is set for an even bigger helping of jock 'n' roll!
The William H. Gile Concert Series opened on December 16, 1960 after a legacy of more than $700,000 was left by Helen B. Gile to finance a free concert series for the residents of Concord. The bequest was made in memory of Miss Gile's father, William H. Gile.