Tulsa, OK (May 6, 2010)– With their marathon winter-spring concert tour crossing North America, Irish Music phenomenon, Celtic Woman, has extended their current itinerary into summer due to overwhelming popular demand, with a stop at Tulsa’s BOK Center.
WHAT: Celtic Woman
WHERE: BOK Center
WHEN: August 6, 2010
ON SALE: Monday, May 10, 2010 at 10am
TICKETS: $37, $62
Touring in support of their latest chart-topping CD/DVD, Songs from the HeartCeltic Woman continues to delight live audiences with what critics are calling an “uplifting” and “beyond captivating” concert experience. Following the 60-city journey that winds down May 22 in Salt Lake City, the group will launch the new leg July 12 in Saint John, Canada and make over 40 stops including 12 Canadian cities, culminating with a September 12 performance at Red Rocks in Colorado.
Tickets for the concert go on sale Monday, May 10 at 10:00AM and can be purchased at the BOK Center Box Office, all Tickets.com outlets, charge by phone at 1-866-7-BOK-CTR or online at www.bokcenter.com.
Songs From the Heart, (Manhattan Records)the group’s fifth CD and DVD debuted at #1 Billboard World Music Chart, #9 on Billboard Top 200. In addition, the companion live concert DVD hit #1 on both the U.S. and Canadian Billboard Top Music DVD Charts. Musical director David Downes beautifully captures the pure essence of Celtic Woman showcasing the celestial sounds of vocalists Lisa Kelly, Chloë Agnew, Lynn Hilary and Alex Sharpe along with the dynamic inventiveness of Celtic Violinist Máiréad Nesbitt. The CD features studio recorded versions of songs performed during their PBS TV Special “Songs from the Heart- Live at Powerscourt House & Gardens.” The TV special began airing Nov 28th on PBS stations around the country as part of the network’s quarterly pledge drive and has immediately yielded outstanding viewership results.
During the 2010 tour, fans have the opportunity to experience Celtic Woman’s most dazzling production yet, moving seamlessly between Irish classics, contemporary covers and original compositions featuring renditions of Jimmy Webb’s “The Moon’s a Harsh Mistress,” Billy Joel’s “Goodnight My Angel,” “Amazing Grace,” with world champion bagpiper Anthony Byrne, and Irish classics “My Lagan Love,” “Galway Bay,” as well as a new favorite “Níl Sé’n Lá.” The tour also includes an original composition, “Songs from the Heart” written specifically for this tour and has not yet been recorded.
In just five short years, this unique all-female ensemble continues to have mainstream success without the aid of traditional sales drivers such as radio or video airplay. No other group of this particular adult contemporary genre can claim 5 million albums sold, two top 10 album debuts on the Billboard Top 200, 3 gold and platinum albums, 4 Top 5 Releases on the Billboard Top Video chart and a million concert tickets sold. They have succeeded by connecting directly to fans via their Public Television specials, their frequent touring and then having those fans share the experience with friends and loved ones.
As a testament to the group’s ability to cross musical and cultural boundaries, the group recently performed at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington D.C and ABC’s Dancing With The Stars singing for millions of viewers while their PBS TV specials have dominated the broadcast airwaves over the past five years.
A true celebration of Ireland with an unforgettable signature style, don’t miss an “evening of spectacular entertainment” (Kalamazoo Gazette) when Celtic Woman comes to Tulsa’s BOK Center.