Sioux Falls, SD (7/14/2017) Gaelic Storm will perform in the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion on August 31, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale starting July 19, 2017.
Tickets will go on sale as follows:
July 19, 2017 | 9:30 a.m | Pavilion donors
July 20, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. | Pavilion members, subscribers and volunteers
July 21, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. | Public
Gaelic Storm is back with their twelfth studio album, once again delivering the foot-stomping, eclectic mix of tunes that has established the band as one of world music’s premier live acts. Matching Sweaters infuses traditional Celtic music with modern influences, updating the genre for a new generation of fans raised on rock, country and folk.
After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that's as wide-ranging as the band's own audience.
From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to deadheads, rock and rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music. Matching Sweaters helps explain the broad appeal.
Rooted in the songwriting of founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the album moves from drinking songs (“Another Stupid Drinking Song”) to energetic instrumentals (“The Narwhaling Cheesehead”) to rootsy pop/rockers (“Whiskeyed Up and Womaned Out”), gluing everything together with the spark and spirit of a band that's spent close to 20 years on the road.
“We're a touring band,” says percussionist Ryan Lacey, who joined the lineup in 2003. “That's how this band works. Matching Sweaters is one of the most complete albums we've done so far, because it taps into every facet of our live show.”
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