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Young Dubliners Are Coming to Baltimore

Jan 28, 2011 05:38PM ● By Anonymous

Wednesday, February 16 @ The Rams Head Live
20 Market Place   Baltimore, MD 21202
Time: 7 p.m.; Tickets $12.50; ALL AGES

Celtic rockers The Young Dubliners will take a break from the studio to road test some of the new material beginning February 10. The tour leads up to their annual St. Patty’s Day performance at the Shamrock Festival in San Diego.

“The way America celebrates St Paddy’s Day and the days leading up to it is like no where else on earth” says front man Keith Roberts. “It would be blasphemy not to be on the road at this time of the year”

In 2010, the Dubs toured extensively around the US and Europe in support of Saints And Sinners, the title borrowed from an Irish proverb, the band's journeys have been filled with "poets and patriots, saints and sinners".  Packed with free-wheeling party anthems to politically charged songs to poignant, harmony-laden jams, Saints and Sinners finds the Dubliners seamlessly blending their trademark rock and Celtic influences and offering up  a vibrant collection of songs bursting with wit and wisdom.

The disc came on the heels of 2008’s With All Due Respect: The Irish Sessions, a collection of the best of the best representing Irish poets, playwrights and vagabonds. Indeed, centuries old traditional melodies shimmer bookended by distinctive romps through the songcraft of Shane McGowan, which brush up against the wistfully sad lyrics of Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh.

This year the shows are already piling up and the band will be doing its usual balancing act of recording a new album while still maintaining a hectic touring schedule. “Its just the way our lives are at this point” says Roberts. “We are a working band and that means staying out there as much as we can. We constantly keep the pressure on ourselves to write good songs and make good albums.”

Following their U.S. leg, the Dubs will continue to tour overseas in Ireland and Denmark.  On the Irish leg of the tour the band will fly approximately 100 American fans with them to see the sights and cheer them on at the gigs. “You’re great tour buddies you Americans” Roberts jokes. “This will be our fifth year bringing fans home with us for the Irish tour and it has been a huge success and a lot of fun” 

The Young Dubliners are on tour in the following cities:
February 10                  ORCUTT, CA                           Rooney’s Irish Pub
February 11                  SANTA BARBARA, CA                  Santa Barbara Museum of Art
February 12                  FOLSOM, CA                           Powerhouse Pub
February 15                  ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ         Mexicali Live
February 16                  BALTIMORE, MD                  Rams Head Live
February 17                  RICHMOND, VA                  The National
February 18                  VALLEY FORGE, PA                  Scottish & Irish Festival
February 19                  VIENNA, VA                           The Barns @ Wolftrap
February 25                  TUCSON, AZ                           Plush
February 26                  PHOENIX, AZ                           Compound Grill
March 1                       DOWNER’S GROVE, IL         Ballydoyle Pub
March 2                       BLOOMINGDALE, IL                  Ballydoyle Pub
March 3                      THREE OAKS, MI                  Acorn Theatre
March 4                      TRAVERSE CITY, MI                  Ground Zero
March 5                      COMSTOCK PARK, MI         Pepsi Stadium Club
March 6                      MISHAWAKA, IN                  Martha’s Midway Tavern
March 8                     UNCASVILLE, CT                  Mohegan Sun Casino
March 9                     AURORA, IL                           Ballydoyle Pub
March 10                   BLOOMINGTON, IL                  Bloomington Center For The Arts
March 11                   DENVER, CO                           The Soiled Dove
March 12                   SALT LAKE CITY, UT                  The Depot
March 17                   SAN DIEGO, CA                  Shamrock Festival
March 18                   LOS ANGELES, CA                  The Key Club
March 19                   SANTA ANA, CA                  Galaxy Theater
March 23                   BOISE, ID                           The Knitting Factory
March 24                   RENO, NV                           The Knitting Factory

For more information on the Young Dubliners, please contact THINK PRESS:
Monica Hopman / (323) 661-7802 /