Celtic Thunder returns to Abbotsford

Show announced for March 10, with ticket sales starting on Friday, Sept. 26

Celtic Thunder performs at Abbotsford Centre on March 10. Tickets go on sale starting Friday

Celtic Thunder performs at Abbotsford Centre on March 10. Tickets go on sale starting Friday

The thunder is rolling into town once again – Celtic Thunder, that is.

The Abbotsford Centre has announced that the popular singing group is returning for another show, after last performing there in 2013.

This time, the group visits on March 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. as part of its “The Very Best of Celtic Thunder Tour,” with tickets going on sale starting Friday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m.

The tour features an eclectic collection of the group’s best-loved and most popular songs from the past seven years, drawing material from its nine public TV specials, 11 CDs and DVDs, and eight U.S. tours to date.

The tour aims to combine all Celtic Thunder classics, fan favourites and hit songs into a formidable stage show, married with the group’s huge signature sound, dramatic lighting and imposing set that audiences and fans everywhere have come to expect from a Celtic Thunder show.

Celtic Thunder’s principal singers, backed by the eight-piece Celtic Thunder band, will deliver their much-loved ensemble numbers with selections including “Heartland” from Celtic Thunder The Show; “Galway Girl” and “Seven Drunken Nights” from Voyage; “A Place in the Choir” from Heritage; and “Turning Away” from Mythology.

No Celtic Thunder show would be complete without a performance of their rousing anthem “Ireland’s Call,” which generally acts as the show’s finale and never fails to bring the audience to its feet.

The tour will also feature a wide variety of solo hits from the principal singers such as “Ride On,” “The Dutchman,” “Noreen,” “Danny Boy,” “Puppy Love” and many more.

Celtic Thunder is the brainchild of producer Sharon Browne, and since its inception in 2007, it has released 11 albums, touring the U.S. and Canada coast to coast eight times, and Australia three times, performing at more than 800 shows to date.

Celtic Thunder has also been hailed as Billboard’s Top World Music Artist, along with Top World Music Imprint and Top World Album of 2008, 2009 and 2011.

The Celtic Thunder official YouTube channel, “Thunder Tube,” has received more than 28 million views since 2008.

Tickets for their Abbotsford show are available online at abbotsfordcentre.ca, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at the venue.