DANIEL O’DONNELL - September 13th 2017, Wednesday, 7:30 AMBuy Tickets
International star, Daniel O’Donnell, has announced that he will be returning to tour across Canada in September this year. The tour will see the record breaking chart singer blaze a trail from Victoria & Vancouver (BC) in the West, right across all the provinces to Halifax (NS) & St.John’s (NL) in the East (an impressive run of tour dates that takes in 10 out of 10 of the Canadian Provinces).
Commenting on the tour announcement, Daniel said “I’m really excited about this tour, it will take us to quite a few cities in Canada which we have not performed in before, as well as to some of our old favourites, offering us an opportunity to meet both new & familiar faces. I love meeting and performing for the fans, it is one of my greatest pleasures in life. I’m so very thankful for them, as they are the ones who make these shows happen.
“We introduced some new musicians and some different instruments when we went back touring earlier last year and I am delighted to say that they have been a great success, fans everywhere have complimented them on their great talent as musicians and have really welcomed them on board. We will be interested to hear what Canadian audiences think of the new line up and show. We hope they love it as much as audiences elsewhere have proved to.
Daniel burst into superstardom in the USA & Canada back in 2002 with his first ever PBS special – The Daniel O’Donnell Show. That began a special relationship between Daniel and PBS and since then, he has recorded a further thirteen specials, with ‘Back Home Again’ being his fourteenth one in 2016. This fantastic selection of 32 / 37 songs is presented on this 2 CD / 37-track DVD set recorded and filmed in Ireland, on this new US TV Special. The concert also features Daniel’s long-term singing partner Mary Duff.
Daniel’s previous PBS release was ‘Stand beside Me’ which is a concert celebration of Irish, country, gospel, rock, movie and long-time Daniel O’Donnell favourites. The title ‘Stand Beside Me’ is not only a popular song among concert goers, but also reflects Daniel’s belief that fans throughout his more than 15 years on PBS have brought him to where he is today, standing beside him making his career a success and he will be forever grateful to them.
The Irish singer made record-breaking chart history earlier this year by becoming the first recording artist in the history of the UK Artist Album Chart to have charted at least one new album every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 30 year span, surpassing everyone from Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Madonna and Irish strongholds U2. Along with this, Daniel makes regular appearances in the Billboard World Music Chart.
In total, Daniel has now reached the UK Artist Albums Chart with more than 37 albums and has now amassed THIRTY ONE Top 30 albums over the course of his career. Over his long and continuingly successful career Daniel has received many accolades including an honorary MBE from Queen Elizabeth, an appearance on Top of the Pops, his life celebrated on This Is Your Life and multiple Entertainer of the Year/Person of the Year Awards in Ireland and the UK to add to his record breaking chart appearances.
- Daniel O’Donnell has spent more than 300 weeks in the UK Albums chart.
- Daniel O’Donnell has sold more than 4 MILLION units in the UK this millennium