The international Irish music phenomenon, CELTIC WOMAN, has announced a brand-new “Isle of Hope” Tour, stopping in over 70 cities. The tour kicks off on February 13, 2009 in St. Paul and includes multiple shows in New York, Boston, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Jacksonville, among others.

Four years ago Celtic Woman traveled from Ireland to America and captivated millions with their inspiring songs of hope and love. Their incredible journey to stardom has been like a dream come true for vocalists Chloë, Lisa, Lynne, Alex and Celtic violinist Máiréad. The 2009 “Isle of Hope” tour will dazzle the eye, enchant the ear and stimulate both the mind and the heart.

Fans have the opportunity to experience Celtic Woman’s most magical production yet, featuring brand-new renditions of “Fields of Gold” and “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,” as well as an original anthem by Brendan Graham, writer of “You Raise Me Up.” Musical Director David Downes has composed stunning new music for the 19- member ensemble featuring the wonderful voices of Celtic Woman and the energetic musical inventiveness of Celtic violinist, Máiréad.

The show will also feature cornerstone favorites such as “The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun,” “Danny Boy,” and “Spanish Lady,” among others that are featured on their latest release “Greatest Journey: Essential Collection” CD/DVD.

Celtic Woman has been winning over audiences worldwide with their heavenly renditions of Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary hits. In just four short years, the group has sold more than 4 million CDs and DVDs, played seven US tours, and performed for more than 800,000 people. Meanwhile, the three Celtic Woman PBS Specials have aired more than 13,658 times on 685 PBS stations across the country, covering 97% of US television households.

The group has also appeared on several national television shows including Live with Regis and Kelly, Martha Stewart, CBS Early Show, Brian Boitano’s Skating Spectacular: Skate for the Heart, and most recently, The Bonnie Hunt Show.

Named the #1 Top World Music Artist by Billboard Magazine, Celtic Woman albums (“Celtic Woman,” “A Christmas Celebration,” and “A New Journey”) have held the #1 position on the magazine’s World Music chart for 90 consecutive weeks. Their recent album, The Greatest Journey Essential Collection, debuted at #1.

Celtic Woman “Isle of Hope” Tour Dates

2/13 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
2/14 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Theatre
2/15 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
2/17-18 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
2/20 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
2/21-22 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
2/24-25 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace
2/27 Columbus, OH Ohio Theater
2/28 Knoxville, TN Civic Auditorium
3/1 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
3/3-4 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center
3/6 Schenectady, NY Proctors Theatre
3/7 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
3/8 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
3/10 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
3/11 Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena
3/13-14 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
3/15 Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre – 2 shows
3/17-18 Baltimore, MD France-Merrick PAC
3/20, 21, 22 Boston, MA Citi Performing Arts Center – Wang Theatre
3/24-25 Atlanta, GA Fabulous Fox Theatre
3/26 N. Charleston, SC Coliseum
3/27 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall
3/28 Tallahassee, FL Leon County Civic Center
3/30-31 Jacksonville, FL Times Union Center for the Performing Arts
4/2 Gainesville, FL O’Connell Center
4/3 Pensacola, FL Civic Center Arena
4/4 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
4/5 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center – 2 shows
4/8-9 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
4/10-11 St. Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theatre
4/16 Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge River Center
4/17 Houston, TX Toyota Center
4/18 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
4/19 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
4/23 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
4/24 Costa Mesa, CA Orange County PAC – Segerstrom Hall
4/25 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
4/27-28 Palm Desert, CA McCAllum Theatre
4/29 San Diego, CA SD Open Air Theatre
5/1 Fresno, CA Saroyan Theatre
5/2 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
5/3 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic Auditorium
5/5 Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium
5/6 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre of the Arts
5/8 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena – Star Theatre
5/9 Portland, OR Rose Quarter – Theater of the Clouds
5/10 Eugene, OR Hult Center for the Performing Arts
5/12 Salt Lake City, UT E Center of West Valley
5/13 Boise, ID Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
5/15, 16, 17 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
5/27-28 Ft. Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
5/29, 30 West Palm Beach, Kravitz Center
6/1 Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theater
6/2-3 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
6/5 Roanoke, VA Civic Center Performing Arts Theatre
6/6 Raleigh, NC Progress Energy CPA – 2 shows
6/7 Portsmouth, VA Ntelos Pavilion
6/8 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap
6/10-11 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center
6/12 Youngstown, OH Chevrolet Centre
6/13 Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square Center
6/14 Richmond, VA Landmark
6/16 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
6/17-18 Nashville, TN TPAC
6/20-21 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts
6/22 Trenton, NJ Sovereign Bank Arena
6/23 University Park, PA Bryce Jordon Center
6/24 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial
6/26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
6/27 Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena
6/28 Tulsa, OK Mabee Center Arena
7/1-2 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre


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