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Gaelic Storm back to rock the Egyptian

The popular Celtic band Gaelic Storm will once again turn the Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb into an Irish Fest on Feb. 15.

Gaelic Storm has been celebrating success in 2013 with its limited new release, “The Boathouse,” which spent two straight weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s World Albums chart, making it their fifth release in a row to chart at No. 1. Their concert will feature new songs from this album, as well as fan favorites from “Chicken Boxer,” “Cabbage” and “What’s the Rumpus?”

“The Boathouse” includes classic songs of the sea and was recorded in one whiskey-fueled week in a boathouse on the Chesapeake Bay. The songs tell a story from New York to Cork City, Liverpool to Mobile Bay, from Greenland to Hawaii – pirates, slave traders and Johnny Jack Tarrs aboard three skysail yarders and fully rigged clippers facing the dangers of the mighty whale, the roaring wind, the crashing ocean, flying cannon balls and ladies of ill-repute. The album is only available online at www.gaelicstorm.com or at the band’s live concerts.

Since their big-screen debut in the blockbuster movie “Titanic,” Gaelic Storm’s fan base continues to multiply with each new album, turning the one-time pub band into one of the premier touring acts in the Celtic/World music genre, performing 200 nights a year.

The group’s ability to incorporate a rock sensibility into their sound affords them rare crossover appeal. They’ve performed on the same bill with acts ranging from the Zac Brown Band and the Goo Goo Dolls, to Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett, and at events as varied as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Milwaukee’s Summerfest, in recent years.

The show wiil begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb.

Premium reserved seats cost $37 for adults and $32 for students and seniors. Regular reserved seats cost $30 for adults and $25 for students and seniors.

Tickets are available at the Egyptian Theatre box office, 815-758-1225 or www.egyptiantheatre.org.

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