Thursday, 8 September 2011

Catching up with the Kings!

Last weekend was very special for Darren, but we still need to bring you up to date with all the news for Darren and the lads from their final show in the US through to last Saturday in Mullingar!

Message from Darren from latest his Newsletter

Hey everybody.

Can it really be newsletter time again?

Well, there has been so much happening for us while playing festivals all summer in the USA and Germany, that I guess I better keep you all updated.

We have been having a blast playing to thousands of HK fans for the last few months, and indeed if Milwaukee is anything to go by, there will be a few new fan's now too. What a great weekend we had there, and what a great festival. Very professional, and upbeat.

Tomorrow night we play The Budweiser Event Center in Loveland Colorado. This will be our biggest arena show to date in the States and I can't wait to get out there!

We then fly home to Ireland, and on landing, we are being picked up and driven to Killarney for the last of our summer shows at the INEC.

Thankfully a few days off after that, as I am sure we will be exhausted.

Hope you enjoy the newsletter.

'Til next time, be well and stay safe.

Last days in the USA

“Morning all from sunny Colorado. Gearing up for soundcheck at the Budweiser Event Centre, where we are live tonight at 8pm. Heading home tomorrow for a show at the INEC on Saturday night. Them....home to my clan. Ahhh”

“Fantastic night at The Budweiser Event Centre. Very cool audience thats rocked it out all the way with us. The Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra were out of this world! and the young choir that joined us for the second half of the show were great. Homeward bound tomorrow. :)” 

 “About to hit the road for Denver, to fly to Chicago and home.
Best of luck to all my East Coast friends over the coming few days. We'll be thinking of you. God bless.”

Next Stop Killarney via Dublin!! 

“Just landed back on the 'aul sod. About to board a sleeper coach for the drive to Killarney where due to massive demand for tix we will perform in the main room of the INEC tonight at 9.30.
Pretty tired but hoping to catch some zzzzz's on the way.
Big thanks to the USA once again for a marvellous summer!!!”

“Killarney!!! What can I say! Yet again it was a milestone for us in the kingdom. What a homecoming. Nobody parties harder than Kerry! Unreal.”

“I am so thankful to be heading home in the morning to my little family, especially as my beautiful, sweet, hilarious little girl is 4 years old. Happy Birthday Ava!!
Can't wait to see everyone! Good to be home.”

Ireland's Call!!
“This coming Friday night The High Kings will rock 50,000 soccer fans ahead of the crunch Euro 2012 qualifier between Ireland and Slovakia at the Aviva Stadium. I for one, cannot wait!!” 

“Amazing night so far! Crowd really got behind us, and the all round reaction was superb. Saw loads of friends from home in the crowd, great to catch up. Pity about the result, but hey, we are still there with a shout.
Great fun.”

Greville Arms Hotel Mullingar 

“I have to say Mullingar tonight was one of those shows that live long after its over. Over 800 people stuffed into The Greville Arms Hotel and the volume level coming from them was ear splitting. Mad mad night.
We wore the Loughlin Gaels hurling jersey's onstage for the second half and that set the tone for the rest of the night. Mayhem!!” 

The photos in this slide are copyright Therese Dunne.

So there you have it, all up to date with the High Kings news. It had been a weekend of pulling on the football shirts, but the following day of course Darren changed sports to pull on the black and amber shirt of Kilkenny!


Darren 'Harley' Holden

We have just one more set of photos to bring you from Darren's time in America. While he was in Milwaukee, Darren had some photos taken with the bikes in the Harley Davidson Museum.
These photos are courtesy and copyright of Charlie Brock.

That's all for now! Back soon!

Thanks for your continued support

Darren and the DH Team

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