SMA presents Gaelic Storm and The High Kings: The Mighty Tour 2023 on Friday, March 10 at Hennepin Theatre Trust
‘s Pantages Theatre! SMA is excited to announce the return of two Irish music favorites to the Twin Cities.
It’s hard to imagine a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success, but that’s exactly what makes a true anomaly. This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians as live performers.
On Go Climb a Tree, co-founders of Gaelic Storm, Steve Twigger and Patrick Murphy, along with longtime friend and co-writer Steve Wehmever, are again at the helm of song-writing duties. This album has everything – party drinking songs (“The Beer Song”), patriotic anthems (“Green, White, and Orange”), beautiful folk songs (“Monday Morning Girl”), spritely instrumentals (“The Night of Tomfoolery”), perfectly poppy songs (“Shine On”), and even a raucous pirate song (“Shanghai Kelly”). When speaking of the overall concept of the album, Patrick Murphy gives some insight: “With all the craziness and division in the world, we wanted to make an album about ‘contemplative escapism.’ Go Climb a Tree certainly isn’t about dropping out of the conversation, it’s just about taking a short hiatus to recharge the batteries before you take on the world again.”
About The High Kings
After 15 years at the top of their game, The High Kings are still selling out venues around the world to an ever-growing army of loyal fans. Having already surpassed a million listeners on Spotify as well as two platinum albums in their time, The High Kings are celebrating 15 years together by releasing 15 brand new tracks. In their time together, they have charted across the world and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans, as well as in many prestigious situations. They continue to set the bar extremely high for Irish folk bands across the world and 2023 will be no different.
This is a special opportunity for Gaelic music and bluegrass fans to see two high-energy performers in the genre in one night!