After singing all over Canada as teenagers, the original four Rovers landed in San Francisco at the famous folk club “The Purple Onion,” headlining for an unprecedented 22 sold-out weeks. Then came the million-selling single “The Unicorn,” still the band’s signature song.
In 1980, the Rovers once again soared to the top of the pop and country charts with “Wasn't That A Party.” This real-life celebration was written by their friend, folk singer Tom Paxton, after he witnessed one of the band’s famous post-show parties. The Rovers recorded "Grandma Got Run-Over By A Reindeer" in 1982, which remains a holiday classic.
The Irish Rovers continue to perform in theatres around the world, with original members George Millar, Joe Millar and Wilcil McDowell. Like the Unicorn, the Irish Rovers are legendary and magical, and a good time is guaranteed for all.
The Irish Rovers are the fourth presentation in the Tower Theatre’s 2009-2010 CenterStage Series, with a performance by Tony Award® winner Betty Buckley on April 18. Title sponsor for CenterStage is Francis, Hansen & Martin law firm. Presenting sponsor is Jones & Roth CPA. Supporting sponsors are Sterling Savings Bank and Central Oregon Audiology.
The Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic venue in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to provide performing arts, civic, educational and social events that enliven and enrich the lives of all Central Oregonians. Program information, group discounts and individual tickets are available at the Tower Theatre box office, or at www.towertheatre.org.
What: The Irish Rovers
Where: Tower Theatre ~ 835 NW Wall Street ~ Bend, Oregon
When: Saturday, March 20, 2010 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Reserved seating
$35 & $40
541-317-0700 ~ TowerTheatre.org ~ Ticket Mill