The Killdares celebrate the 15th anniversary of their extraordinary annual run at the State Fair of Texas beginning Friday, Sept. 26th through Sunday, October 19th , performing five shows a day for 24 days straight (120 performances in all!) on the rotating in-the-roud Dr. Pepper sponsored stage.
Delivering their core mix of passionate vocals, wailing electric guitar, fiery fiddle and hypnotic bagpipes, The Killdares will unveil several songs from their new studio collection Steal The Sky. Produced by veteran Dallas-based touring musician, composer and producer Jordan Critz (Green River Ordinance, Tim Halperin), the album showcases the natural chemistry between drummer and lead singer Tim Smith, six time National Fiddle Champion Roberta Rast, competition bagpiper Matt Willis and newer members Gary Thorne (bass) and Mike Urness (electric guitar).
Still setting trends as a progressive indie/DIY unit, the cutting edge Celtic rock fusion innovators urge us on their eclectic seventh release to “Wake up and steal the sky/Become the treasure we deny.” Steal The Sky strikes an artful balance between simply told, poignant tales of love and loss with deep and inspiring philosophical tunes about everything from the nature of being to personal ambition. The 11 song collection will be released world-wide digitally on Tuesday, September 23rd. The physical CD will also be available exclusively at the State Fair and via The Killdares website, and will officially be available in stores Tuesday, October 21st.
About the State Fair of Texas:
Since its inception in 1886, the State Fair of Texas has celebrated all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment. The State Fair of Texas is a non-profit organization with all proceeds helping to preserve and improve Fair Park and underwrite museum, community and scholarship programs for inner city youth and students pursuing agricultural careers. The 2014 exposition runs September 26 through October 19 in Fair Park. Visit BigTex.com for more information.