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Young Dubs @ Canyon Santa Clarita, CA- Subject to covid compliance

Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm PDT


It’s the start of a new decade and an exciting new beginning for the

Young Dubliners. After thirty years as one of the worlds leading

Celtic Rock bands, the boys have begun work on their tenth studio

album while simultaneously launching the 2020 Winter tour.

They are also welcoming onboard new bass player Ethan Jones who had

previously worked for the band in the early days as a tech and stage

manager. When the Dubs were holding auditions for the job in

November 2019, Ethan reached out and said he would like to try out.

Although they hadn’t seen him in many years it was as though they

had never been apart. Ethan’s bass playing is superb but it was the

ease with which he assimilated into the band that has really caused the

most excitement and renewed commitment from the whole band. “It

felt more like a family member coming home” says frontman Keith

Roberts. The new line up is Keith Roberts (vocals / guitar), Chas

Waltz (Violin, keys, vocals), Justin Pecot (guitar, vocals), Dave

Ingraham (drums) and Ethan Jones (bass guitar)

With a solid line up and a new batch of songs to play live. The YD

are set to make 2020 one of their busiest yet. Starting the tour in

Alaska at the end of January then playing across the US before

heading over to Ireland with 170 American fans in tow. Finally

returning in time for their fourth “Into the Blue” cruise from Miami

with such legendary acts as the Moody Blues, The Zombies and

Alan Parsons to name but a few. And that’s just the first three


The band has already begun work on the new album and very soon

will announce its fund raiser to help pay for the recording. This will

be the second time the band has looked to its fans to finance an

album instead of a traditional record company. “The business has

changed so much over our lifetime that it no longer makes sense for

us to take money from a label and then owe it all back” says

Roberts. “Making all our supporters co producers is a far more

rewarding way to make a record and allows us to maintain control all

the way” The band will team up with long time producer, Irish born

Tim Boland, and begin recording in the coming months. They will be

releasing the songs in a new, unique way to match the changing

tides of the music industry.

The Young Dubliners have released nine albums to date. The set on

the upcoming “Road to Saint Patrick” tour will draw from all their albums and

include unreleased new material.

In recent years the Young Dubs have appeared on ABC’s Jimmy

Kimmel Live!, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy,

Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the

opener for such a diverse list of artists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull,

Johnny Lang, Los Lobos, Chris Isaak and many more.

Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called

‘Celtic Rock’, that label can often be misleading. The Irish influence

is certainly there, but it’s not the only influence that bursts through

on their albums or live shows. After all, several of the band members

have no Irish roots of any kind. “That was always the idea”, explains

Roberts “The sound was intended to be a hybrid because we all

come from different backgrounds. Even though I am from Ireland, a

lot of the music I listened to growing up wasn’t Irish at all, but when I

got here, I got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish

Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the

American band members. Everyone writes now so you never know

what you’ll end up with”

Please go to YoungDubliners.com for Tour Dates, pictures and lots more

information on the band.


Friday, June 18, 2021
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm PDT


The Canyon Santa Clarita
24201 West Valencia Blvd
Valencia, Santa Clarita, United States
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