Multi-Platinum Irish Group Celtic Thunder
The multi-platinum Irish group Celtic Thunder have recently released CELTIC THUNDER X Deluxe Double CD and Deluxe Double DVD packages, which celebrate the group’s 10th Anniversary. The Celtic Thunder X tour of 75 cities across the U.S. and Canada will begin in the fall of 2018 and will make a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday, December 15 at 8 pm. The CELTIC THUNDER X Deluxe Double CD and Deluxe Double DVD packages were released earlier this month and celebrate the international group’s 10th Anniversary. CELTIC THUNDER X reached # 1 on the Amazon, iTunes and Billboard World Music Charts. The brand new music from the set will be performed on the CELTIC THUNDER X tour. CELTIC THUNDER X is also a public television special that airs on PBS during the month of March.
Backed by the amazing Celtic Thunder Band, the singers (Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Michael O’Dwyer, Emmet Cahill and Neil Byrne) deliver new ensemble numbers including Sons of Light, Toora, Loora, Lay, The Wild Rover, Right All Right and Castle on the Hill. The second act includes nostalgic fun songs like Celebration, I’m a Believer, Seasons in the Sun and Rise Again. No Celtic Thunder show would be complete without an encore of their rousing anthem Ireland’s Call, the only song in CELTIC THUNDER X that isn’t a new song but which never fails to bring the audience to its feet.
“We had a blast making CELTIC THUNDER X. The music choices were carefully selected to suit each member’s personality and gave us something we could really dig our teeth into. The musical arrangements, the orchestra and the band are all great and they really helped to create our best show to date. We love singing songs that are a perfect mix of traditional and contemporary Irish Songs, along with the fun we have performing hit songs that are known worldwide.” – Damian, Michael, Emmet, Ryan and Neil, Celtic Thunder.
Celtic Thunder have sold over 2.5 million albums in the U.S., have toured the U.S. and Canada, coast to coast, 12 times and Australia four times. The group has performed almost 1,000 shows to date, selling well over 1 million tickets. Celtic Thunder has been hailed as Billboard’s “Top World Music Artist,” along with “Top World Music Imprint” and “Top World Album” of in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015 and again in 2016.
The Celtic Thunder official YouTube channel (Thunder Tube) has received over 100 million views since 2008 and has more than 140,000 subscribers. The Celtic Thunder website (www.celticthunder.com) reached over 5.3 million users last year. Their Facebook (www.facebook.com/celticthunder ) has nearly 500,000 followers and over 42,000 on Twitter (twitter.com/CelticThunder). Celtic Thunders monthly newzine (www.theceltictimes.com) has a readership of 1.2 million and 100,000 subscribers. Celtic Thunder has appeared on multiple national TV programs including The Today Show, CBS’ The Early Show, Fox & Friends, QVC and numerous regional shows in major cities.
Tickets are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office, by calling 727.791.7400 or visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com. Pre-show dining is also available. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm and one hour prior to show time.