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The Waterboys - The 2015 Tour
Legendary UK based performance artists the Waterboys are crossing the pond for one of their biggest and most exciting tours yet, making their way all across North America and straight into a city near you. Don't miss the Waterboys when they make their way to all corners of the United States and Canada, with stops including: Austin, TX; New Orleans, LA; Nashville, TN; Atlanta, GA; Alexandria, VA; Millvale and Glenside, PA; New York City, NY; Wilmington, DE; Boston, MA; Toronto and Ottawa, ON; Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; and Portland, OR. Don't see the Waterboys making their way to venue somewhere near you? Keep calm and keep checking back because these good ole boys of the modern Celtic rock sound are always adding last minute performances and special engagements to their busy performance schedule. Stay up to date on all things the Waterboys right here at StubHub, your number one resource for all of your online concert ticket needs.
The Waterboys will be marking the beginning of their 2015 Spring tour at the Paramount Theatre Austin, located in the heart of the American southwest in Austin, Texas. Once they're done blowing up the city that is quickly becoming the cultural capital of the south, the band will be heading eastwards to burn down the Tipitinas Uptown concert hall in NOLA with their addictive Celtic sound, then making their way to the musical mecca of Nashville, Tennessee to play to a sold out crowd at the 3rd and Lindsley Bar & Grill. The band will finish out a frenzied April tour with a whirlwind of performances at Atlanta's Variety Playhouse, the Alexandria Birchmere Music Hall, and the Keswick Theatre of magical Glenside, Philadelphia before they head to the world's most exciting city to play Irving Plaza, located in the heart of New York's lower Manhattan area. They'll finish up their Celtic pillaging of east coast venues with shows at Boston's Wilbur and the Grand Opera House of Wilmington before taking a jaunt north of the border, where they'll be delivering their iconic jam sounds to Canada's most vibrant location, the Winter Garden Theater Toronto. After a quick stop in Chi town, the Waterboys will be ending 2015 with a bang as they jam up and down the best coast, hitting everywhere from the world's entertainment capital of Los Angeles at the Fonda Theater to the Seven By City's Fillmore San Francisco. The Waterboys will say their farewells to their 2015 Spring tour with shows at Seattle's Showbox and the Aladdin Theater of Portland, ending a spectacular two months of music in signature Waterboys style.
From sold out amphitheatres to up close and personal acoustic venues, the Waterboys 2015 tour is a must see music event that commemorates decades of Waterboys musical excellence. Don't miss the Waterboys tour train when it chugs into a local near you!
About The Waterboys
Originally formed by the formidably talented Mike Scott, the Waterboys would burst into existence in 1983 as a musical project composed of mainly Scottish, Irish, and English musicians. The band would build up a considerable fan base with a near constant tour schedule, becoming one of the most celebrated folk rock jam bands of the 80s that delivered performance experiences unlike any other. During this era of the Waterboys, known as the Big Music era, the band sampled heavily from the folk genre and featured a huge retinue of performers on stage at any given time. This era of the Waterboys would fade out in 1993, when the band was temporarily disbanded by Mike Scott, who decided instead to pursue a solo career.
The Waterboys would be reformed in 2000, moving in an experimental rock direction and bringing aboard many of the band's former members. This era of the Waterboys would persist until 2003, with the band then moving in a Celtic music direction and putting out a constant body of work throughout the decade. The band invited a plethora of talented musicians including Simon Wallace, Katie Kim, and Joe Chester, adding depth and variety to the Waterboys sound that persists into today.
One of the band's earliest hits came with 1985's This Is the Sea, a breakout hit that climbed to #37 on the UK Albums charts and the #4 and #6 position in the Netherlands and New Zealand, respectively. The album would be certified silver in the UK, helped along by visionary producers Mick Glossop, Karl Wallinger, and John Brand. The album boasts heavy Velvet Underground and Van Morrison influences, and received widespread critical acclaim including a perfect score from Kerrang!, and near perfect scores from AllMusic, Melody Maker, and The Rough Guide To Rock. The album spawned two classic Waterboys singles, including the top charting "The Whole of the Moon" and "Don't Bang The Drum".
The band's 1988 followup Fisherman's Blues remains their best selling album to date, receiving gold certification as it blew up charts across with board with top 20 showings in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Sweden. The album again received widespread critical praise from AllMusic and Rolling Stone, and eventually hit the #76 position on the US Billboard 200. The album was carried by three hit singles, including title track "Fisherman's Blues", "And a Bang on the Ear", and "World Party".
Mike Scott considers the Waterboys and his solo work indistinguishable, and the only distinguishing factor is branding and name recognition.
The current lineup of the Waterboys features just four members - Mike Scott, fiddler and mandolin player Steve Wickham, percussionist Ralph Salmins, and keyboardist Paul Brown. The band's long list of former members makes it the most heavily populated rock act of all time.
The Waterboys Concert Experience
From start to finish, the Waterboys concert experience distills the talents of one of music's most masterful minds with a long standing discography of feel good hits, creating a night of epic music that will change the way you view music. Whether they're borrowing from their old time jam band era or moving into their experimental sonic sound jams of the 00s, the Waterboys concert experience is an adventure in sound that will keep you out of your seat and singing along from start to finish. Don't miss your chance to catch these living legends live and in the flesh - get your tickets today!