No Blarney, It’s The Chieftains!

12.18.13
Chieftains
Pollstar

By Jay Smith

The famous Irish traditional band locks down its schedule leading up to Saint Paddy’s Day.  Promising surprise guests, The Chieftains’ winter 2014 tour includes stops in San Diego, Milwaukee, Baltimore and New York.

 

Mention The Chieftains playing dates in March and the most obvious question is, “Where will Paddy Moloney & Co. play on Saint Patrick’s Day?  This year the band will celebrate everything Irish in Newport News, Va., at the Ferguson Center March 17, the last U.S. date listed on their current itinerary.

As to those special guests set to join the band on their U.S. trek, word from The Chieftains’ camp is that details will be announced soon.

What else is the six-time Grammy-winning band planning for the winter outing?  Moloney explains:

“We’ll be revisiting our roots and incorporating some of our early traditional pieces from back when our journey began 52 years ago. We’ll also add to the group a young fiddle champion and an award winning guitarist, both from Ireland.”

Here’s the schedule:

Feb. 19 – Davis, Calif., The Robert And Margrit Mondavi Center For The Performing Arts
Feb. 20 – San Rafael, Calif., Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium
Feb. 22 – Northridge, Calif., Valley Performing Arts Center - Great Hall
Feb. 23 – San Diego, Calif., Copley Symphony Hall
Feb. 26 – Austin, Texas, One World Theatre
Feb. 28 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Hall
March 1 – Sewell, N.J., TD Bank Arts Centre
March 2 – Baltimore, Md., Modell Performing Arts Center At The Lyric
March 4 – Raleigh, N.C., Memorial Auditorium
March 6 – Carmel, Ind., The Palladium
March 7 – Milwaukee, Wis., Pabst Theater
March 8 – New York, N.Y., Town Hall
March 10 – Rutland, Vt., Paramount Theatre
March 11 – Keene, N.H., Colonial Theatre
March 13 – Rochester, N.Y., Auditorium Theatre
March 14 – Buffalo, N.Y., Kleinhans Music Hall
March 16 – Fairfax, Va., George Mason University
March 17 – Newport News, Va., Ferguson Center For The Arts

Some shows are already on sale.  Visit TheChieftains.com for more information.