Posted by The Killdares on Jan 7, 2011
Happy New Year everybody! Hope yer all sliding into the new year with grand KD style. 2011 is shaping up to be another great year for us…so we thought we’d kick it off by launching a new website in honor of the new album/DVD “Up Against The Lights”! Whatta ya think of the new design? We sure dig it. New features include a brand new Video Page where we will continue to post stuff of the band in action. We also included some really cool quick-link buttons in the nav bar to join us on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Not to mention we now have our own dedicated KD YouTube Channel where you can subscribe to view all future KD video posts! Lots of new stuff…and we will continue to add things as the year gets underway. C’mon in, click around and stay awhile!
Posted by The Killdares on Dec 21, 2010
JUST ANNOUNCED: Christmas came early this year for KD guitarist Brek Lancaster! Today we are extremely happy to report that Brek will be receiving an endorsement deal from Gibson Guitars! For more than 40 years of musical styles, the spirit of innovation has remained strong at Gibson. And for the last 20+ years Brek has made Gibson his guitar of choice by playing a 1971 Les Paul Custom Sunburst model. He will be joining a top-notch family of players that includes Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Chet Atkins, B.B. King plus many others…and is proud to continue his support for Gibson guitars while out on the road.
Posted by The Killdares on Nov 5, 2010
The Killdares release concert DVD Up Against the Lights
Published: November 5, 2010
By: Jessica Harp, Pegasus News
DALLAS — Thursday night, a band unlike any other in the DFW area hosted a screening to show off their upcoming live-in-concert DVD. The Killdares are a Celtic rock band that blends a power pop sound with a mix of rock ‘n’ roll hooks and a sometimes-traditional Celtic rock flair – thanks to the amazing use of fiddle and bagpipes. The result is an easy-to-listen-to, accessible sound for people of all ages. And perhaps because of that, the band has quite a large and loyal fanbase…Read the entire review here.
Posted by The Killdares on Nov 5, 2010
What was only an idea 8 months ago, became a reality last night. Thanks to everyone who joined us on the big screen at the Dallas Angelika for the official release of the new DVD “Up Against The Lights.” We are proud to report a Sold Out show for the screening last night, and are living on cloud 9 today thanks to all of YOU! If you weren’t able to make it to the show, be sure to stop on by our online store and pick up a copy of the DVD today. Thanks again to all of you…the BEST fans in the world!
Posted by The Killdares on Oct 14, 2010
Please join us for a very special celebration of our first ever live DVD! Were you there the night we filmed the show? Maybe you made it onto the video as well? Join us on the BIG SCREEN for one night only to find out! You don’t wanna miss this one. Advanced tickets are only available right here via the band’s website
There are multiple ticket options, and your ticket purchase includes a copy of the DVD! You can’t ask for a better deal! Be a part of something really special and buy your tickets today at our official online store.
Event: THE KILLDARES “Up Against The Lights” DVD Release Screening
Date: Thursday November 4th
Venue: Angelika Dallas
Address: 5321 East Mockingbird Lane, DALLAS , TX 75206 (Google Map)
Posted by The Killdares on Oct 1, 2010
Today we are extremely happy to announce that the new DVD “Up Against The Lights: Live In Concert” will be released on Thursday November 4th! You can now PRE-Order your own copy directly from the band’s official online store, which will guarantee your copy gets shipped on the day of release. This is a LIMITED TIME Offer for the special price of $19.99.
If you don’t wanna wait to get the DVD by mail, then join us at The Angelika movie theater in Dallas, TX that same evening (Nov. 4th) for a special viewing of the concert on the big screen! That’s right…for one-night only we will be showing the DVD on screen followed by a Q&A with the band. Your ticket cost to the screening will also include a signed copy of the DVD. More information coming soon!
Posted by The Killdares on Sep 22, 2010
In the words of Nigel Tufnel from Britain’s legendary Spinal Tap…”These go to 11!” Indeed they do. Especially this week…as we celebrate 11 years at the great State Fair of Texas. That’s right everyone. This Friday we will begin our annual 24-day tour at the biggest fair in the nation…for the 11th time!
You might be saying to yourself, “Hey…how did The Killdares get to be so rockin?” Well…playing 5 shows a day for 24 days might be a reason. Yep…you heard it right. That’s 120 shows over the course of the fair. Plenty of chances to come praise the corn dog gods while gettin’ yer groove on. Big Tex might even consider wearing a kilt with that much Celtic Rock in his backyard. Showtimes: FREE w/ Fair admission at 2, 3, 4, 5, 6PM EVERY DAY! Where: The Backdoor Stage, Gate G of the Cotton Bowl. When: Sept. 24 – Oct. 17th
Posted by The Killdares on Sep 13, 2010
Today we are proud to announce that the TITLE of our upcoming DVD will be “Up Against The Lights.” Recorded on July 30, 2010 at The Granada Theater in Dallas, TX, and set for release this October…the following songs have been selected for the final TRACK Listing:
1. Intro 2. Farewell to Decorum/Spanner in the Works 3. Seasons 4. Everybody Loves a New Beginning 5. Speak to Me 6. Cutting Bracken 7. Hold My Heart 8. Long Island High 9. Space 10. Dichotomy 11. Secrets of the Day/Gravel Walk 12. A Trip to Miss 13. John McKenzie’s Fancy/The Kitchen Piper 14. Perfect Accident 15. The Undertow 16. Push 17. Whiskey in the Jar 18. Mickey Free/Clumsy Lover/Devil in the Kitchen 19. Acoustic Medley 20. Blitzkrieg Bop 21. Rose de Lay
Even more exciting…we were so stoked about the way the songs sounded, that we have decided to include a 2-CD set of the show in the package as well! That’s right folks! This brand new 3-Disc Special Edition will include: a Live Concert DVD filmed in High Definition, plus a 2-CD set of the entire show. Bonus Materials include: 4 previously unreleased songs including the brand new single “The Undertow”, an extended interview with the band, fan footage…and more!
Here’s a little TEASER to give you an idea of how awesome this thing’s gonna be. We can’t wait. Can you?
Posted by The Killdares on Sep 9, 2010
Due to crazy amounts of rain in North Texas over the past 3 days, Arts Council Northeast (formerly ArtsNet) has made the decision to postpone tonight’s show in Roanoke, TX. A lot of standing water remains at the concert site, which would really put a bummer on yer safety and comfort. And we can’t have that now, can we? Stay tuned for a rescheduled Fall date. But, in the meantime I’m sure we’ll see all of you on our State Fair tour, which is just days away.
Posted by The Killdares on Jul 29, 2010
Hey fans! Tomorrow is the BIG day! So…we were thinking of ways to get our fans more involved in our upcoming DVD shoot, and we came up with a crazy idea, but we need your help! Do you have an iPhone 4, a flip cam, or any other small personal HD video camera? We want our fans to help us film a song during our concert on Friday night! You don’t have to be a pro, just show us what the show looks like from YOUR point of view!! You’ll have your name in the credits and your first entry on your IMDB page
Just bring your HD camera to the show Friday night July 30th. We’ll tell you when to record, and then after the show…come to the merchandise table in the lobby and we’ll exchange email addresses, so we can retrieve the footage from you.
We’re REALLY excited for you to be a part of our first ever live concert DVD! Just remember, the film crew is only permitting fan filming during ONE SONG! So get your trigger fingers warmed up!
Posted by The Killdares on Jul 12, 2010
JUST ANNOUNCED: Today we are extremely happy to report that The Killdares will be receiving an endorsement deal from Sennheiser microphones! For more than 60 years, the name Sennheiser has been synonymous with top-quality products for every aspect of recording, touring and live sound reproduction. The Killdares are proud to support Sennheiser Microphones while out on the road.
Posted by The Killdares on Jun 2, 2010
One of the largest festival gatherings in North Texas, this year’s Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games celebrates 24 years of Celtic heritage. Even more awesome than that…The Killdares have been named the headlining band this year, with shows on all 3 days! We are very excited about this, so plan on an entire weekend of rockin’ good times. Location: Maverick stadium on the campus of UTA (Arlington, TX). Check us out on the Main Stage (Glengarry tent) at the following show times: Friday (9:30PM), Saturday (1:30 & 9:00PM) and Sunday (4:30PM)
Posted by The Killdares on May 3, 2010
On Friday May 14th we will be joining forces with The American Cancer Society to donate our time as part of an awesome fund-raising and awareness event. We are very proud to be taking part in The Navarro County Relay For Life (Corsicana, TX)…a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. The Killdares will be kicking off the event at 8:00PM, and other bands will continue to play throughout the following 24 hours, keeping the walkers movin’ until 8:00AM the next morning!
Posted by The Killdares on Apr 30, 2010
TICKETS ON SALE TODAY at 12 Noon CST for our July 30th Live DVD Shoot at the Granada Theater in Dallas, TX! This is the first ever show of this kind for the band…and we want YOU to be a part of it! We will be utilizing a special seating layout, and according to the venue, the left hand side (Sec. 200, 300, 400) is available & will also be sold as Gen. Admission. Balcony will be closed until the lower level seats sell out. Tickets: $12 GA, $20 reserved seating. ALL AGES, under 14 admitted with guardian. Bring the whole family, and get your tickets today!