Cape Town - Big Concerts announced on Tuesday that the Irish female singing sensation Celtic Woman will return to South Africa as part of their Destiny Tour.
They will be performing two shows in Johannesburg only on Saturday, 17 September 2016 at Teatro, Montecasino and on Sunday, 18 September 2016 at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City.
It’s been more than ten years since Celtic Woman first captured America’s imagination with their self-titled first public television special. That historic concert performance launched a genuine cultural phenomenon, introducing millions of new fans to the group’s fresh fusion of traditional Irish music, contemporary studio craft and state-of-the-art stage production.
Having been named Billboard magazine’s World Album Artist of the Year six times, Celtic Woman is a one-of-a-kind musical entity that showcases gifted young Irish women: world-class vocalists and a brilliant Celtic violinist, whose talent and charisma help to bring centuries of musical and cultural tradition to vibrant life in the group’s recordings and concert performances.
Since their formation in 2004, Celtic Woman has sold more than eight million copies of their nine CDs and eight DVDs, making them the only all-female act to achieve multi-platinum success in the classical crossover and world music genres during the past decade. Each of their nine CDs has debuted at #1 on Billboard’s World Album chart, where the group has occupied the top slot for a record-breaking 112 consecutive weeks. Celtic Woman has also scored two top 10 debuts on Billboard’s influential album chart and five Top Five DVDs on Billboard’s Top Video chart, as well as achieving platinum-level sales in nine countries.
Celtic Woman has also emerged as an international touring powerhouse, selling out concert halls around the world and racking up cumulative sales of over three million tickets.
2015 marked the tenth anniversary of Celtic Woman’s debut CD and DVD releases and the group’s popular concert tours expanded to include recent performances in Australia, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Japan, China, South Africa and Brazil. With ever-growing worldwide success, Celtic Woman embark on the next chapter of their musical journey with Destiny, a new production that celebrates Ireland’s past while bringing a contemporary musical edge to songs old and new in a way that also reflects the vibrant, modern nation that Ireland has become.
The Destiny tour features and entirely new stage production and the all-female ensemble also delivers other timeless traditional Irish songs such as, Bean Pháidín and Siúil A Run, highlighting the beauty of Ireland’s heritage and its Gaelic language. Alongside newer songs such as Walk Beside Me and The Whole of The Moon, the show also features reimagined renditions of audience favourites Amazing Grace and You Raise Me Up.
Singing songs of love, loss, hope and inspiration, Celtic Woman has transcended national and cultural boundaries to celebrate the timeless emotion of Ireland’s centuries-old heritage, extending those vibrant musical traditions into the present day.
Tickets are available from Big Concerts.
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