Posted by The Killdares on May 4, 2011
Summer festival season for the band starts THIS SATURDAY May 7th, as we headline the Main Stage at Ft. Worth’s MayFest for the 2nd year in a row! This is a great ALL AGES family-friendly event that takes place throughout the beautiful Trinity Park. We take the stage at 8:30PM. So, come help us kickstart the summer with true KD fashion!
Posted by The Killdares on Mar 20, 2011
Online exclusive: Q&A with Killdares founder Tim Smith
Published: March 18, 2011
By: Michael Kormos, Corsicana Daily Sun
Corsicana, TX —After last year’s Relay for Life campground was unexpectedly rained out, The Killdares improvised and rocked the Navarro County Exposition Center. The show ended with the band accepting a key to the city from Mayor C.L. “Buster” Brown III. Corsicana’s favorite “Celtic-rock” band is coming back to town for a St. Patrick’s Day weekend fundraiser. The Killdares are set to play the Palace at 6:30 p.m. Friday…Read the entire Q&A here
Posted by The Killdares on Mar 7, 2011
…and No we are not referring to the NCAA basketball tournament with Dick Vitale launching spittle into yer face about which spunky little team in rural Indiana got hosed out of a tournament bid. No…no…no! We are of course referring to the great St. Paddy’s Day time of year which is well underway. The “Green” season if you will. Where the only spittle you’ll be receiving will be from the sweat of the bagpipes, the bow of the fiddle…or that person next to you who talked you into buying them one too many pints! Either way…it doesn’t get any better than this. Starting THIS Saturday, you can celebrate the St. Patrick’s March Madness with The Killdares. Catch the band performing all over Texas in the coming weeks at the following shows.
Saturday, March 12th – St. Patrick’s Day Festival – (Wichita Falls, TX)
Monday, March 14th – Arts Council Northeast Concert Series – (Euless, TX)
Wednesday, March 16th – The Lion & Crown Pub – (Addison, TX)
Thursday, March 17th – ST. PATRICK’S DAY Party at The Idle Rich – (Dallas, TX) *The place to be on the big day!
Friday, March 18th – The Palace Theater – (Corsicana, TX)
Saturday, March 19th – Lochrann’s Irish Pub – (Frisco, TX)
Check our Shows Page for more details…
Posted by The Killdares on Feb 22, 2011
As part of the “NEW Discover” Artist-to-Watch campaign, i-Heart Radio has now added The KDs crowd favorite “Whiskey In The Jar” to its Alternative music rotation. That’s 2 of our songs in the Top 20! So…start your green season early and play it today!
Posted by The Killdares on Feb 16, 2011
Located in the historic Bishop’s Art district in Dallas, The Kessler Theater is fast becoming THE place to see live music in the metroplex. Winner of the “best listening room in town” award by the Dallas Observer, The Kessler will host The Killdares in our first local show this year on Friday March 4th. Showtime: 8:00PM. This is our first time to play this very cool venue, so come help us kick off the St. Paddy’s season early! Fiddler Ruby Jane opens the show. Tickets available via the venue website.
Posted by The Killdares on Feb 3, 2011
Today we are thrilled to announce that The Killdares have been chosen as an Artist-to-Watch in Clear Channel’s Alternative i-Heart Radio campaign…NEW “Discover & Uncover.” Our re-imagined audio AND video version of the famed Ramones song “Blitzkrieg Bop” is now featured in 23 markets across the country on muliple Clear Channel radio websites…and WE NEED YOUR HELP! All you have to do is go to our i-Heart Radio “New Music” page on all these Alternative stations and press PLAY! This is major radio folks…and the more you click to listen to the band…the higher we move on the charts. A list of all markets appears below. You can listen to us Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by The Killdares on Jan 31, 2011
Our first show of the year couldn’t be happening at a better place: McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Houston, TX. Tickets are already ON SALE for our February 26th show…and must be purchased in person directly from the venue, or by mail. Box office hours are Monday-Saturday 11am – 11pm. Seats are arranged on a first come, first sold basis. Don’t miss the band at this very cool and very intimate venue. Call 713-528-5999 or come by, and get your tickets today!
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