Red Hot Chilli Pipers Bagpipe Band to Perform at Patchogue Theatre
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents the bagpipe band Red Hot Chilli Pipers on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range between $25-$55, plus applicable fees, and are available online, by phone or at the box office. For more information, visit PatchogueTheatre.org, call the Patchogue Theatre Box Office at 631-207-1313, or stop by 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY.
Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Scottish accent. Gear up for St. Patrick's Day with a blazing nine-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards, and drummers - who have been rocking the world from New York to Beijing to Melbourne and everywhere in between. The band's achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop anthems which they proudly call "Bagrock."
Since walking away with the top prize on the U.K.'s TV talent show "When Will I Be Famous" in 2007, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers haven't stopped for a breath, other than to inflate their bagpipes! Formed in 2002, The Chillis have fast become a global phenomenon, taking their Signature Sound to the masses with their unique and clever covers of popular songs from all genres. Their trademarked sound includes traditional pipe tunes - like "The Flowers of Scotland," "The Hills of Argyll," and "Amazing Grace" (done Chilli-style, of course!) - and contemporary anthems like Queen's "We Will Rock You," "Clocks" by Coldplay, "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol, "Let Me Entertain You" by Robbie Williams, and a fantastic rock medley of "Deep Purple," "Smoke on the Water," and AC/DC's "Thunderstruck."
With three highly successful albums already under their belts, the band has just released its fourth titled "Music For The Kilted Generation." Their previous live album and DVD "BLAST Live!" have already gone triple platinum in Scotland plus their second album "Bagrock To The Masses" received platinum in Scotland and silver status in the UK.
From huge festivals and concerts to top corporate and A-list celebrity clients, the Chillis have been playing to packed houses and standing ovations night after night.
The historic crown jewel of downtown Patchogue, Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA), first opened in 1923 as the largest theatre in Suffolk County. Ninety-five years since its construction, Patchogue Theatre has been through multiple renovations, including a $1.15 million renovation of its interior in 2016 with the installation of over 1,000 new seats, and the addition of a state-of-the-art LED marquee to its exterior in 2018. PTPA has produced more performances and welcomed more patrons than ever before during its 2018 season. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the revitalization and reopening of Patchogue Theatre's doors since standing abandoned for nearly a decade. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (organization name: Patchogue Village Center for the Performing Arts) operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. Our mission is to enrich, educate, and entertain a diverse audience by cultivating and showcasing a broad variety of performing artists. Patchogue Theatre serves as an innovative cultural resource for its community and the Long Island region by collaborating with neighboring organizations and fostering educational opportunities. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is located at 71 East Main Street in Patchogue, N.Y., and can be reached at 631-207-1313 or by visiting PatchogueTheatre.org.