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State Fair of Texas…our 17th Year!

Posted by The Killdares on Sep 30, 2016

The smell of corny dogs is in the air…and what goes better with a world class one-and-only Fletcher’s corny dog?  Some deep fried Celtic Rock!

THIS WEEK: FRIDAY Sept 30 – Friday Oct. 7 we begin our final marathon run at the great State Fair of Texas!  It’s hard to imagine…but this year will be our 17th Year to perform in the shadow of the Cotton Bowl at the largest fair in the country.  And when all is said and done we will have played nearly 2,000 shows…on just the State Fair stages alone over the course of that time.  Simply put…that is a feat that few can accomplish, and one we will forever be proud of.

You’ll have 5 chances each day to see us over the 8-days we’re there this year.  Don’t miss out on this final journey…as Big Tex himself watches over us for one last time.  Showtimes 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30PM // Dr. Pepper Stage // Gate G of Cotton Bowl // FREE w/ fair admission

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Farewell Show: Tickets ON SALE NOW

Posted by The Killdares on Aug 17, 2016

Just Announced and On Sale Now…Tickets are now available to our FAREWELL SHOW on Friday November 18th at The Kessler Theater in Dallas, TX.  Grab ‘em while you can ’cause these are gonna go fast!

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Iowa Irish Fest: 10-Year Anniversary

Posted by The Killdares on Aug 3, 2016

Our 20-year farewell year is fast approaching its final end, and as the days go by…the reality of saying goodbye is becoming harder and harder. To help soften all these emotions, it gives us great comfort returning to some of our favorite venues. And THIS WEEKEND August 5-6th we return to play one of the best festivals in the entire country The Iowa Irish Fest in Waterloo, IA. We’ve been with them since their first year in 2007 and have grown to call them family! Join us this Friday at 5:30PM & Saturday at 8:30PM for their 10-year anniversary…as we play this great event for one last time.

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St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by The Killdares on Mar 15, 2016

Green Season has arrived.  St. Patrick’s week is always a fun time for us…and as our farewell year marches on, we are super excited to announce that this year will be no different.  We will be playing TWO special St. Patrick’s Day shows to cap off our 20th year…and it all begins THURSDAY March 17th on the day o’ green itself!

THURSDAY 3/17: we return to  The Idle Rich outdoor street party for the 11th straight year. This is by far one our favorite places to play on St. Paddy’s!  We believe it’s one of Dallas’ best kept secrets for the day itself…so come join us and see what you’re missing.  Showtime 7:00PM.

SATURDAY 3/19: the holiday continues through the weekend this year for everyone…so join us after the Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade for Round 2 as we make our debut at one of Dallas’ best event bars The Henderson Tap House  Showtime 7:00PM.

Green minds think alike…so dress in green, wear your KD swag…and celebrate loud and proud this year with us!

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20 Years Together: Our Final Farewell

Posted by The Killdares on Jan 27, 2016

Many of you may know that this year 2016 marks our 20th year together as a band.  And as you can imagine, milestones like that usually carry big announcements.  In September 2014 we released our seventh album, Steal The Sky, and were honored with further tours, more endorsement deals, and unparalleled support from all of our fans.  But now, after much soul searching, we decided that 20-years just feels right and that it was time to climb out of the van and go out on a high note.

And so…after an incredible 20-year journey of making records and solid touring, it is with mixed emotions that THE KILLDARES are announcing 2016 as our farewell year.

When we began writing music together in early 1996, it started us down a path we never expected. And to think that what began in pubs and dive bars would eventually take us all over the country playing for thousands of fans…well…is simply magical to say the least.  We always felt that Celtic Rock was a genre of music that dug deep into one’s heart, quickly took up residence there, and stayed with you.  It was this visceral and organic approach to the music that always drove us to make music without compromise or regret…and became the foundation for what we believe was our own unique Celtic style.  But that was just half of the equation.

The other half?  You…the fans.  Each and every one of you have been the lifeblood that kept us going all these years.  To our amazing friends and family, we thank you for your support from the bottom of our hearts. To each of you who listened to our music, promoted our shows, hosted us in their homes, tattooed us on their bodies…we can’t thank you enough.

Although we’re going to miss seeing you all, we plan on performing a series of shows throughout the year and will do our very best to make it to a town near you.  So please…come out and see us whenever possible in the coming months, so that we can say a heartfelt goodbye.

Music will always be a part of our lives I’m sure.  So…here’s to life’s next chapter, whatever that may be.

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HOLIDAY SAVINGS: 20% off ALL KD Music & Merch

Posted by The Killdares on Dec 7, 2015

Big HOLIDAY SAVINGS this year on all KD swag in our online storeNOW until DECEMBER 14th…we’re offering 20% OFF All Items Storewide // MusicWearablesAccessories // Buy Now, Save MORE!  Enter coupon code KILLDARES20 at checkout and Give the Gift of CELTIC ROCK this year! –> Shop away right here on our Online Store

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