YOUNG DUBLINERS

Posted Friday, September 16th

September 16, 2016

 

YOUNG DUBLINERS – High Energy Celtic Rock

Pleasanton Firehouse stop on US tour!


Pleasanton, Calif.  The “hardest working band in Celtic Rock” makes a concert stop in Pleasanton at the Firehouse Arts Center on Friday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m. The band is on their current US tour, hot off a summer of high-powered music festival appearances, and say they are ready to rock the stage at the Firehouse.

Familiar from recent appearances on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the soundtracks of Sons of Anarchy and Human Target, YOUNG DUBLINERS are known for their high-energy hybrid rock. Set list promises picks from all nine albums…and these Irish always deliver!

Reserved seating tickets are $25-$35.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.firehousearts.org, by calling 925-931-4848, and in person at the Box Office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton.  Box Office hours are Wednesday – Friday 12:00 noon-6:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm, and two hours prior to the performance if not sold out.

YOUNG DUBLINERS tour extensively as both the headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang and many more.

Although their sound is most commonly called ‘Celtic Rock’, the band says that label, as labels can often be, is misleading. The Irish influence is there, of course, but it’s not the only influence that rears its head on their albums, or in live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. “That was always the idea,” lead singer Keith Roberts explains. “The sound was always intended to be a hybrid because we all come from different backgrounds. Even though two of us are from Ireland, a lot of the music we listened to growing up wasn’t Irish at all, but when we got here, we got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American band members. Everyone writes now so you never know what you’ll end up with when we write.”

“Drawing from all nine albums makes for an interesting set list every night and keeps us on our toes” says Roberts. “Playing new cities and venues each year gives us another type of boost. The US is such a huge market full of little hidden treasures in the form of festivals and clubs, there is never a dull moment.”

The band is: Bob Boulding from Los Angeles on guitar and vocals; Dave Ingraham on drums/percussion; Chas Waltz handles violin, keyboard, harp, mandolin and vocals; Dublin native Keith Roberts is lead vocals and acoustic guitar; fellow Dubliner Brendan Holmes on bass and vocals.

The Firehouse Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring passion through the arts.  The center is comprised of the 227-seat Firehouse Theater, the 2000 square foot Harrington Gallery, classrooms and rehearsal space, the grand atrium lobby, and the famous interior glass bridge.  With world-class performing and visual arts, exciting interactive programs for all ages, and a state-of-the-art venue which opened in 2010, we combine the sophistication of the culturally rich Bay Area arts landscape with the hospitality and intimacy of our own home town.  The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton.  Media:  Jane Onojafe, jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.gov

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