Posted by The Killdares on Jul 30, 2012
Don’t let the small town fool you. The Iowa Irish Festival is the real deal and is one of the best Irish fests in the country, run by some of the coolest people you’ll ever meet. We love this place, and couldn’t be more excited to be returning again this year to play on FRIDAY and SATURDAY nights. Check the full schedule here, as we will be sharing the main stage with alot of great acts. See ya in Waterloo!
Posted by The Killdares on Jun 25, 2012
After a fantastic Memorial Day weekend this past May in Chicago, we are excited to be returning to CHI-town on SUNDAY July 15th to help headline The Irish American Heritage Festival. This is our first time to play the 3-day event which is in its 27th year, and we’ll be rocking the main stage along with other great bands like The Young Dubliners and The Tossers. We’ll be closing out the festival on Sunday from 7:00 – 9:00PM. Purchase Tickets here.
Posted by The Killdares on May 22, 2012
We are excited to be returning to Chicago this Memorial Day weekend as a featured headliner for the 26th Annual Gaelic Park Irish Festival. We will be performing both Saturday and Sunday nights (May 26-27) on the Celtic Stage just before Gaelic Storm. Showtime: 7:00PM. Get there early and spend your holiday weekend with us! Full festival schedule, tickets and details found here.
Posted by The Killdares on Mar 6, 2012
Today we are thrilled to announce that we have entered into an agreement with D’Addario & Co. This is a huge honor for the band, as the D’Addario company houses multiple brands that we have been playing for the past 14 years including: D’Addario guitar strings, D’Addario bowed strings and Evans drumheads. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by The Killdares on Mar 5, 2012
Once again the “Green” season is upon us. A time of year where everybody is Irish for a day. Which is why we like to up the Irish irons, and give everyone a full week of being green instead. And this year our St. Patrick’s Week starts with a wild ride…literally. Join us Tuesday March 13th as we kick off St. Patrick’s Day at Six Flags Over Texas. There’s no better way to spend Spring Break week, and it will definitely get you in shape for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend itself. Because come Friday and Saturday, March 16-17th…we will be headlining a 2-day Street Party hosted by our good friends at The Idle Rich Pub. That’s right! A 2-day celebration! This is our 7th year to play this event, and every year it becomes more apparent why this is THE place to be in town. Come join us to get in touch with your inner Irish!
MARCH 13th: Six Flags Over Texas (Carousel Stage) – Shows at 7:30PM, 8:30PM, 9:30PM – FREE w/ park admission
MARCH 16th: The Idle Rich Annual Street Party (St. Practice Day) – 7:30PM
MARCH 17th: The Idle Rich ST. PATRICK’s DAY – Afternoon show at 3:00PM, Night show at 7:30PM
Posted by The Killdares on Feb 29, 2012
We’re happy to announce our return to the music venue that has continually been voted one of Dallas’ best over the years. On Saturday, June 23rd join us at The Granada Theater…the place where we recorded our latest Live CD/DVD Up Against The Lights. This is our first time playing the venue since we recorded the DVD, so you don’t wanna miss this special show. Tickets are already on sale. Get yours today.
Posted by The Killdares on Jan 24, 2012
Today we are proud to announce that our own KD frontman/drummer/lead singer Tim Smith has entered into an agreement with SilverFox drumsticks. Since 1982, SilverFox sticks have outperformed competitors in balance, finish, and durability. And in spite of manufacturing for over 23 years, SilverFox is still one of the best kept secrets in the music industry. With as much touring as we do, Tim needed a stick that was not only comfortable, but also “hits harder and lasted longer” just like the company’s slogan states. And he found that with SilverFox. We are proud to endorse SilverFox and welcome them into our family of tour support products.
Posted by The Killdares on Dec 27, 2011
Start the New Year off right with an introduction to one of Dallas’ best music venues: The Kessler Theater. Tickets On Sale Now for our Saturday, January 21st show. Join us as we return to one of the best listening rooms in the entire Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. This is an ALL AGES venue, and will be our first show back in action for 2012. So we would love for you and the entire family to be there with us in a very intimate setting as we welcome another year. There is not a bad seat in the house. Doors at 7:00PM. Showtime 8:00PM.
Posted by The Killdares on Dec 7, 2011
We have just released a new line of KD wearables. Go online and visit our official store today to shop for the latest T-shirts and Hoodies. We have a brand new soft-style maroon heather Ladies T-shirt, a navy blue heather T-shirt for men, and a new, more edgy hoodie…all featuring the band’s logo from the new album Up Against The Lights. These make great gifts for both friends and family…and they look even better when you wear them under your Santa suit! And if you’re feeling especially full of yule tide joy this season…you can’t go wrong with one of our discounted combo bundle packs. 4 options to choose from. NOTE: All store orders must be placed by Dec. 21st in order to be received by Christmas!
Posted by The Killdares on Nov 30, 2011
Recently the band hooked up with Richie Frieman of PensEyeView.com for a lengthy in-depth interview that gets up close and personal. PensEyeView.com is an active online blog site featuring some of the best emerging artists, and we are proud to be this month’s featured artist. Wanna know more about the band? Read the entire interview here.
Posted by The Killdares on Nov 14, 2011
We are proud to announce that we have entered into an agreement with a great stand company: Hercules Stands. We now join an exclusive list of other top notch acts like Dave Matthews Band, Ted Nugent, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley, Sister Hazel and many more. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by The Killdares on Nov 1, 2011
By: Lanny Fields
Published: September 25th, 2011
I had not heard of the Dallas, Texas Celtic rock band The Killdares before I watched their recently released concert DVD Up Against the Lights. The first thing I noticed was the professional look. There’s a polished, modern style to the editing that gives it the feel of an arena rock show. The second thing that got my attention was the non-stereotypical songwriting evident in their originals. I was halfway expecting standard songs about whiskey, murder and politics – you know…Celtic rock stuff – but actually what I picked up on was a 1960′s “smile on your brother” kinda vibe coming from drummer and lead vocalist Tim Smith’s lyrics. Pleasantly surprised. While the lyrics may have a folk-rock bent, musically The Killdares have more in common with Aerosmith or Led Zeppelin. [Read entire Review here]
Posted by The Killdares on Oct 28, 2011
For the 2nd time this year we will be sharing the stage with popular 90′s alternative rockers Third Eye Blind. And this time we have been given a co-headlining slot on the festival line-up…playing right before 3EB as their opener. Where: Festival at The Switchyard (Carrollton, TX). When: SATURDAY, November 5th. Showtime: We go on around 8:00PM. We are super excited about this show, and you should be too. Why? ‘Cause it’s FREE! Austin’s Bob Schneider will also be there, along with many more Dallas/Ft. Worth local bands. Go here for full line-up and showtimes.
Posted by The Killdares on Sep 28, 2011
Howdy folks! It never ceases to amaze us just how quickly each year passes. And with the smell of Fall (and corny dogs) in the air, once again another State Fair of Texas is upon us. Starting FRIDAY September 30th we will take the stage for what will be our 12th year performing at the biggest and best fair in the country. We will be on the Backdoor Stage (Gate G Cotton Bowl) where we will rock 5 shows a day…EVERY DAY. Yes…you heard that correctly: 5 shows a day for 24 days! Showtimes at 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6PM…and are FREE with your fair admission. Plenty of times to join us on our Celtic Rock marathon!