Tempest Spring Tour

Tempest - Shapeshifter
Tempest – Shapeshifter
California, USA – Celtic rock band Tempest will be on tour to promote its new album, Shapeshifter.

Tempest has been recording and performing since 1988, has played more than 1000 performances and has released 9 CDs. Tempest is so much more than a folk-rock band. The roots of what they do draw sustenance from traditional folk music, and they rock like wild things, but that tag is far from succinct. What precisely would one call Celtic and European themes artfully sculpted by a Norwegian lead singer and double-necked mandolin player, a Cuban drummer, a crazy fiddle virtuoso, a sophisticated yet funky American bassist and a guitar player with a penchant for heavy rock guitar? Tempest is the only definition of the aforementioned to date. These guys take mythology and history, Irish jigs & reels, Norwegian traditional music and Scottish ballads and run it all through the rock &roll art school to produce a colorful and shapely soundscape that is fresh, irreverent and always a delight.

Tour dates:

Fri. Mar. 28 Berkeley, CA STARRY PLOUGH
3101 Shattuck Ave. 9:30pm (510)841-2072
with special guests Brazen Hussey

Sat. Mar. 29 Modesto, CA
BROWN BAG PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
924 15th Street, 8pm (209) 521-3053
http://www.brownbag.net

Sat. Apr. 5 Calistoga, CA
NAPA VALLEY RENAISSANCE. Benefit for the River School
Villa Amorosa, 4045 Hwy 29, 7:30pm (707) 258-0664

Thu. Apr.10 Seattle, WA
TRACTOR
5213 Ballard Ave, NW, 8:30pm (206) 789-3599
http://tractortavern.citysearch.com/

Dbl. bill with Guarneri Underground http://guarneriunderground.com

Fri. Apr. 11 Bellingham, WA
WILD BUFFALO
208 West Holly, 8:30pm (360) 752-0848
http://www.wildbuffalo.net
Dbl. bill with Guarneri Underground
http://www.guarneriunderground.com

Sat. Apr. 12 Portland, OR
KELLS
112 SW 2nd Ave, 9:30pm (503)227-4057
http://www.kellsirish.com

Fri. April 25 Racine, WI
McALIFFE’S
3700 Meachem Rd. 9:30pm (262) 554-9695

Sat. April 26 Palatine, IL
DURTY NELLIE’S
55 North Bothwell St. 9:30pm (847) 358-9150.
http://www.durtynellies.com

Sun. April 27 South Bend, IN
FIDDLER’S HEARTH
127 North Main St. 7:30pm (574) 232-2853

http://www.fiddlershearth.com

Mon. April 28 Newark, OH
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES.
66 Grandville St. 8pm (740) 345-2120. Life Teen Show

Wed. April 30 Saranac Lake, NY

Art Council Presents WATERHOLE UPSTAIRS
43 Main St. 8pm (518) 962-8778

http://www.artsnorth.org

Thu. May 1 Quincy, MA
BAD ABBOT
1546 Hancock St. 9pm (617) 774-1434
http://www.badabbot.com
May Day Concert

Fri. May 2 Cumberland, RI
BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATRE
549 Broad St. 8pm (401) 725-9272
http://www.riverfolk.org

Sat. May 3 Sellersville, PA
SELLERSVILLE THEATER
24 Temple Ave. 8pm (215) 257-5808

http://www.st94.com

Sun. May 4 Trenton, NJ
CONDUIT MUSIC CLUB
439 South Broad St. 7:30pm (609)656-1199
http://www.conduitmusic.com

Tue. May 6 New York, NY
PADDY REILLYS
519 2nd Ave, corner of 29th, 8pm (212) 686-1210
http://www.paddyreillys.com/showcase.htm
Celtic TV Showcase

Thu. May 8 Columbus, OH
BYRNE’S PUB
1248 West 3rd Ave, 9pm (614) 486-4722

Fri. May 9 Dayton, OH
CANAL STREET TAVERN
308 East 1st St. 9:30pm (937) 461-9343

http://www.canalstreettavern.com

Sat. May 10 St. Louis, MO
FOCALPOINT
2720 Sutton Ave, 8pm (314) 726-4707
http://www.thefocalpoint.org

May 24, 25 Costa Mesa, CA
COSTA MESA HIGHLAND FESTIVAL
Orange County Fairgrounds, times tba (310) 370-9887
http://www.unitedscottishsociety.com

Fri. June 6 Redwood City, CA
LITTLE FOX
at The Fox Theatre
2209 Broadway, 9pm (650) 369-4119
http://www.foxdream.com
CD RELEASE PARTY FOR “SHAPESHIFTER”

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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