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.
Posted by The Killdares on Dec 7, 2015
Big HOLIDAY SAVINGS this year on all KD swag in our online store. NOW until DECEMBER 14th…we’re offering 20% OFF All Items Storewide // Music…Wearables…Accessories // 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
Posted by The Killdares on Dec 7, 2015
Join us at our first local show back in 2016 at The Kessler Theater in Dallas, TX on Friday Feb. 5th. Truly one of the best sounding rooms in all of Big D, the Kessler provides a special vibe and is one of our most favorite places to play. There is not a bad seat in the house. TICKETS are on sale now! So grab ‘em while you can. They make great X-mas gifts too!
Posted by The Killdares on Nov 25, 2015
This year we will be having a special 5-day SALE on many items in our online store. To help you all avoid the holiday crowds, we’re getting a jump on Black Friday and opening our store for orders on Thanksgiving Day. The sale starts Thursday Nov.26th and goes through Cyber Monday Nov. 30th. Reduced items include the new album Steal The Sky for only $5, as well as our custom soccer jersey for only $20. Plus other cool accessories. Buy Now…Save More.
Posted by The Killdares on Sep 15, 2015
We are excited to be returning to the State Fair of Texas again this year especially because 2015 marks our 16th year to perform at the largest fair in the country. We will once again be located on the Dr. Pepper Stage at Gate G of the Cotton Bowl, with daily showtimes at 2:30PM, 3:30PM, 4:30PM, 5:30PM and 6:30PM. However…we do have a special announcement re: the scheduling. This year, the State Fair has decided to make some changes to the entertainment…and so…we will only be playing for 8 days instead of the usual 24 days. So if you wanna see us, you will need to come check us out from Friday Sept. 25th – Friday Oct. 2nd. These are the only 8 days we will be at the fair this year. And remember…all our shows are FREE with fair admission.
Posted by The Killdares on Jul 29, 2015
We’re super excited to announce that we will be returning to Waterloo, IA this year for the 9th annual Iowa Irish Festival! We’ll be in good company playing along side a whole clan of other great bands like Gaelic Storm, Screaming Orphans, and The Elders. We take the stage Friday July 31st at 7:30PM and Saturday August 1st at 8:30PM. This festival holds a special place in our hearts as they have always made us feel like family. So join the family…and grab a Ticket today! You won’t be disappointed.