The High Kings - Hoyt Sherman Place1501 Woodland Ave. Des Moines, IA 50309
08/02/2018 7:30 PM - 08/02/2018 9:30 PM
The High Kings
Thursday, August 2
Day of Show: $35
ON SALE: Wednesday, May 9 at 10:00 AM
Brian Dunphy, Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, and George Murphy
To say that The High Kings are charting a new course for Irish ballad music – equal parts rousing and reflective, energetic and insightful – is an understatement. They are, essentially, marking out a new and bright era for Irish folk music, and aiming to bring a broad demographic along for the journey. With 2016's Grace & Glory, the band widened their appeal and fanbase, as Finbarr Clancy affirmed. “There is something for everybody on the album, and any doubters out there might just discover there’s a whole lot more to us than perceptions would have them believe. Previous High Kings albums have been stepping-stones, but this one sees us on top of things."
In 2017, the band continued with intensive touring of Ireland, the UK and the U.S.A., in tandem with a rapid growth in their digital and online profile. It was also the year the band reached its tenth anniversary, which was marked with a very special compilation celebrating a decade of outstanding songs and performances. The departure of original High King Martin Furey and the arrival of young-gun George Murphy has brought a new hunger to The High Kings and their audiences alike.
The November 2017 release of Decade: Best of The High Kings was received with rave reviews and record sales figures with the band again topping the Irish Album Charts and returning to the Billboard World Music Charts once again.
The DECADE World Tour promises a joyous trip down Memory Lane, to the music and song of yesteryear, this time performed in a contemporary style and arrangement which still remains true to the original.