Posted by Brek on Jun 10, 2013
Hello KD Nation…
I just wanted to take a minute to let all of our great fans and friends know that I will be saying goodbye at the end of June and stepping down as lead guitarist for The Killdares. It has been an absolute amazing 9-year journey with the band, but I have decided to turn the corner in my musical trek so that I can be closer to my family at home. Believe me, this was not an easy decision to make.
But don’t worry! The KDs have a great new player coming on board that all of you are really going to enjoy! So make sure you continue to come out to all the shows… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by The Killdares on Jun 10, 2013
Today we have a Special Announcement. Brek Lancaster is moving on and has decided to step down as lead guitar player for the band so he can stay closer to home and spend more time with his family. And while he will be leaving us at the end of June…he will always be a part of our special KD Family. Watch his farewell video. Read his farewell letter…and please join us all in wishing him the best in his next journey in life!
Posted by The Killdares on May 20, 2013
Hello Chicago! We’re lookin’ forward to the 2013 Gaelic Park Irish Festival this Memorial Day weekend May 25-26. We had our debut performance at this event last year, and are thrilled to be returning as a featured headliner this year. We will be doing 2 shows on the ”Celtic Stage.” Saturday, May 25 at 9:30PM, follwed by Sunday May 26 at 7:30PM just before Gaelic Storm. Get tickets here.
Posted by The Killdares on May 10, 2013
Today we are happy to announce that we have entered an endorsement deal with Gator Cases. From instrument cases, to rackmount systems, to heavy duty flight-ready options…Gator cases offer some of the best solutions. Read all about them here. With this opportunity, we join an awesome list of artists that includes such bands as Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Lady Antebellum, and Fleetwood Mac. We’re proud to support Gator while out on tour. Thanks Gator!
Posted by The Killdares on Apr 30, 2013
This week we return to Arlington, TX to headline the Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games. We will be playing Friday and Saturday only this year, but will be doing 3 shows.
FRIDAY May 3rd – 9:00PM
SATURDAY May 4th – 4:00PM + 9:30PM
Tickets available via the festival website or at the gate.
Posted by The Killdares on Mar 4, 2013
March Madness is under way. And to celebrate the Green Season this year, we will be raising our pints to St. Patrick over a 3-day Texas Tour. Come see us at the following shows:
-Friday, March 15th – The Live Oak Music Hall (Ft. Worth, TX)*
*First 200 people through the door get a FREE limited edition tour poster of the band!!!
-Saturday, March 16th – Downtown Street Festival (Wichita Falls, TX)
-Sunday, March 17th – The Idle Rich Street Party (Dallas, TX) – returning for the 8th Year in a row!
Details, ticket information here.
Posted by The Killdares on Jan 23, 2013
Happy New Year everyone! Join us at our first show of the year on Saturday, February 23rd as we make our way back to The Kessler Theater. This is one of the best listening rooms in Dallas, and a great place to catch a more intimate show with the band. We love playing here, and we promise…you won’t be disappointed. This is an ALL AGES SHOW. Tickets On Sale Now via the venue website directly. Limited seating. So get yours now.
Posted by The Killdares on Dec 11, 2012
Merry Christmas everyone! ’Tis the season to be rockin’. And what better way to say Happy Holidays, than by sportin’ some of the latest KD swag! Just in time for the holidays, we have stocked our official Online Store with BRAND NEW KD Merch. In addition to our music (of course), we have brand new T-shirts, Hats, Ladies apparel, and Accessories. Or if you’re having trouble deciding, we also have some great music/wearable Bundle Pack combo deals. And if that ain’t enough…we have some super great Sale Items as well. Some deals as low as 20-50% off! Great gifts and stocking stuffers for the whole family!
Order by Sunday Dec. 16th for regular USPS first class delivery to arrive for Christmas
Order via PRIORITY SERVICE (2-3 day) by 9am CST Tuesday Dec. 18th to arrive for Christmas. *
Order via OVERNIGHT by 12pm CST Thursday Dec. 20th to arrive for Christmas.
*USPS suggests the above time frames but does not guarantee those delivery times. Only Overnight delivery is guaranteed.
Posted by The Killdares on Nov 15, 2012
We’re glad to finallty be returning to The Iron Horse Pub in Whichita Falls, TX this Friday November 16th. This is a great national tour stop for many bands, and we haven’t played here in over a year, so we’re super excited. A great venue, hidden away just a few hours from Dallas…and the energy inside is always through the roof. Opening band: Hillbilly Picnic around 9:00PM. KDs to follow. Don’t miss this show.
Posted by The Killdares on Oct 10, 2012
UPDATE: Our State Fair shows for Saturday’s TX/OU game day have changed. We will only be playing 3 shows on Saturday October 13th. Showtimes: 4:30p, 5:30p and 6:30p. Same location, same stage. Hook ‘em Horns!
Posted by Matt on Oct 4, 2012
We’re one week into the 2012 State Fair of Texas, and it’s been quite an experience this year. The Fair really upped the irons for us this year, and built a new stage for us. It’s round, and it spins. It take just under four minutes to complete a revolution. I know I’m still getting used it; I’ve never been much for rides. That’s more Tim’s thing. And Roberta’s. And, well, okay, everyone else likes rides. But it’s nice getting to see folks all around us. And to see who’s still hanging out with us next time the stage comes ’round.
Still plenty of time to catch us, everyone. The State Fair goes on everyday until October 21.
Posted by The Killdares on Sep 27, 2012
Another State Fair of Texas is upon us. It’s hard to believe, but this will be our 13th year to play this event, and once again we will be playing 5 shows a day for ALL 24 days. And boy! Oh boy!…there are a lot of new things in store this year. We’re releasing a whole new line of MERCH this year including T-shirts, Tank-tops, Hats, jerseys, drink koozies…and more. But even more awesome is our new stage!. We’ve teamed up with Dr. Pepper and built a brand new 360-degree revolving stage! This stage is the first of its kind at the State Fair, and we couldn’t be more stoked about it. Now you’ll be able to watch us in the round. 360-degrees of Celtic Rock!
Showtimes: EVERY DAY at 2:00PM, 3:00PM, 4:00pM, 5:00PM, 6:00PM
Posted by The Killdares on Sep 11, 2012
We’re in a New York state of mind this weekend as we head to the 16th Annual Irish 2000 Festival at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa, NY. This festival is ranked as one of the top five of its kind in the United States, and kicks off Friday, September 14 with non-stop music from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. On Saturday September 15 we take the stage at 4:00PM along side some of the best Celtic bands including The Prodigals, Screaming Orphans and Canadian fiddler Ashley MacIsaac. A great way to celebrate half-way to St. Patrick’s Day.
Posted by The Killdares on Aug 7, 2012
We’ll be making our debut at Musikfest this year with performances on both WED & THUR August 8-9th. In it’s 29th year, Musikfest annually attracts more than one million people to Bethlehem, PA. The festival showcases more than 500 performances on 15 indoor and outdoor stages, and to this day remains the largest 10-day FREE Music Festival! That’s right…FREE. And for an extra fee you can even check out some great bands like the Goo Goo Dolls, Jane’s Addiction or Boston! We’ll be on the Volksplatz stage Wednesday night from 9:00 – 11:00PM, followed by the Americaplatz Levitt Pavillion stage on Thursday night from 9:30 – 11:00PM.