Marlborough Boys College


7:30PM Friday, 10 October, 2014 NZST
The Irish Rovers  Farewell to Rovin' Tour

The Irish Rovers Farewell to Rovin' Tour

Brings The Irish Rovers to New Zealand

These last few years, the Rovers have sold out concert tours, returned to the radio airwaves, garnered rave reviews for their recent Gracehill Fair, Home In Ireland and Drunken Sailor albums, attracted the attention of a new younger audience, and were touted in the press as "internet sensations!" The excitement around the Rovers these days confirms that their music continues to hit a chord with fans of all ages.

After more than twenty-five years since their last television series, (they had three which spanned over 20 years) the band also returned to the small screen with two television specials in the last few years. One was filmed entirely in Ireland and the other in the mountains and pubs of Banff National Park, Canada: Home In Ireland and Irish Rovers Christmas.

It has been a long and magical journey for these Irish lads, and the magic continues. Due to YouTube, their Drunken Sailor song reached a new young audience, with over 10,000,000 hits. In 2012, Rovers songwriter/producer George Millar responded by heading back to the studio and recording a new CD full of songs of the sea, including a tribute to The Titanic for its 100th anniversary. The release made headlines in both America and Ireland, and was the soundtrack for a Canadian documentary about the Harland and Wolff shipyards of Belfast where the mighty ship was built.

Over these 50 years, The Irish Rovers have become cherished music icons, touched three generations of music lovers, and now receiving some of the best concert reviews of their career. If you've been waiting to see this iconic band, wait no longer as this is the last tine The Irish Rovers will tour New Zealand. "This makes it fifty years of the long tours", says Rovers founder George Millar, "after this we'll still be recording, performing at special events and the tours will be short and sweet. I think it's wiser to leave

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