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The Irish Rovers to Stop at The Capitol Theatre Next Spring

The Irish Rovers to Stop at The Capitol Theatre Next Spring

The Irish Rovers have been selling out worldwide and are headed on the Unicorn Tour, which includes a stop at The Capitol Theatre on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 29 at 10 am.

Fifty years ago The Irish Rovers had a breakout hit with their second album, The Unicorn. The album and title track took them from folk clubs in America to concert halls and television sets worldwide. This tour is a tribute to that collection of songs and one particular ditty that left a mystery for a generation, "Whatever happened to the unicorns?"

This tour supports the album release of The Unicorn, 50 Years On. The vinyl release will feature all new recordings of the original songs plus a bonus track that answers the question of the last 50 years.

Since the 60's, the Celtic super-group travelled the world as musical ambassadors taking them as far as the Arctic Circle, Japan, and Germany, with regular tours to Australia, New Zealand and the U.S.

The Rovers first became known on American television in the 60s. As guests on shows like The Tonight Show, The Smothers Brothers Show, Mike Douglas Show and The Dating Game, they gained experience before hosting their first of three international television series, The Irish Rovers Show for the CBC. They were even guest stars on three episodes of The Virginian as Irish bank robbers. Throughout the 70's and 80's their own weekly television shows brought Ireland into the living rooms of America.

The last several years have seen a massive resurgence for the band. In 2012, their Drunken Sailor album brought the Rovers back to the forefront by going viral on YouTube and making news headlines in Belfast, N. Ireland with their song commemorating The Titanic on its 100th Anniversary. It also put them back on radio across North America, attracting a new younger generation of fans. They've recently been back on the small screen with three DVD / television specials, The Irish Rovers Home In Ireland, The Irish Rovers Christmas and the two DVD set The Irish Rovers LIVE on St. Patrick's Day / 50th Anniversary Special, all produced in the last few years.

Reserved tickets priced at $49 and $39 will be available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater or by calling 727.791.7400. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm and one hour prior to show time. Patrons may also purchase tickets at 24/7.

Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, owned by the City of Clearwater, manages and operates 2,200-seat Ruth Eckerd Hall, the 200-seat Murray Theatre, the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts, the 750-seat Capitol Theatre and Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road. Our mission is: Changing lives through the performing arts.

The Capitol Theatre, located in downtown Clearwater's Cleveland District, was constructed in 1921 and is one of Florida's oldest operating theaters. In 2015, the Capitol Theatre was named the #5 venue in the world by industry trade publication Venues Today and the #29 club venue in the world by industry trade publication Pollstar. In 2013, the theater underwent a complete renovation and is the catalyst for downtown development.

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