Celtic Thunder to Bring North American Symphony Tour to Chicago Theatre, 11/30

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Celtic Thunder to Bring North American Symphony Tour to Chicago Theatre, 11/30

Tickets for international singing sensation Celtic Thunder's upcoming North American Symphony Tour are on sale now. The shows 8th US tour kicks off at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL on November 14th, following the 2nd annual Celtic Thunder Cruise (sailing on November 8th -12th 2104). The Symphony Tour will introduce the show's newest member Emmett O'Hanlon, an Irish American baritone who will be joining the show in the US this fall. Emmett O'Hanlon was born and raised in New York to Irish parents and is currently finishing his Master Degree in Voice at Julliard School of Music.

The tour will remain on the road through December 10th, touring the East Coast and Mid West in the US, playing major venues such as the Symphony Hall in Atlanta (11/21), The Chicago Theatre, Chicago (11/30), MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods (12/5), Heinz Center for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh (12/9), The State Theater in Minneapolis (11/28), NYCB Theatre at Westbury (12/7), Morristown PAC (12/6).

This will be the first ever Symphony Tour for Celtic Thunder, who will depart from their traditional and critically-acclaimed large set productions to perform songs from their 2013 chart-topping album Christmas Voices in a dynamic live music experience accentuated by the instrumentals of a full symphony orchestra. Featuring holiday favorites ranging from traditional carols Away in A Manger, and O Holy Night to the more contemporary Mary's Boy Child and Fairytale of New York, Celtic Thunder's five male soloists Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne, Colm Keegan and Emmett O'Hanlon will also perform solo and ensemble numbers, signature Celtic Thunder hit songs Ireland's Call and Turning Away and traditional Irish numbers such as Dulaman and My Land.

The Celtic Thunder Symphony Tour will be the show's 8th 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 Pledge Season, check http://www.celticthunder.com/tour for tour details and Public TV listings. A spring 2015 USA and Canada Tour is also in the works and will be announced shortly.

Thrice hailed as BILLBOARD's Top World Music Artist and Top World Imprint (2008, 2009 and 2011), 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 700,000 fans over the past six 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 28 million-upload views since the channel's inception in 2008. 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 Show, and Fox and Friends.

For information about the Celtic Thunder - Symphony Tour of North America in fall 2014 please see www.celticthunder.com/tour For information on the inaugural Celtic Thunder Cruise please see www.celticthundercruise.com for full details and reservation information.

For more, see www.celticthunder.ie.

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