Thursday, 8 March 2018

German Tour Round Up and New UK Tour Dates

Irish Cruise

“An incredible week in the Caribbean with Brian and Finbarr. One of the very special times we've had together, and we all had our wives with us to make it perfect. Huge thanks to Gertrude Byrne for a sensational cruise with top class artists including Nathan Carter, Engelbert, Charlie Pride, Michael English and so many more.
Great times.”

German Tour Round Up


Hannover! What a night. What a welcome back to Germany. Fantastic. 

Big thanks to you all for an unreal show.” #hk18

Black Velvet Band live from Hannover. The video turns after a few seconds in.

Photo copyright


“After a travel day, it was great to unwind in the totally unique ' Fitness Manufakter gym in Karlsruhe. The owner extended a warm welcome, a personal training session, plus threw in a complimentary Protein shake on the house. You don't get that everyday.” #hk18

Karlsruhe! What a night. One of the largest audiences we have ever played to in Germany! Louder than loud and totally up for the party. A night to remember for sure!” #hk18


“Thank you Köln! Thank you GLORIA THEATER ! What a crowd! Loved it!!” #Köln #SoldOut #Decade #germany

Leaving of Liverpool live from Cologne.


Aschaffenburg on a Monday night blew us away tonight. Bavaria knows how to party! What a totally great audience. Loved it. On to Munich.” #germany #hk18


“Accordion to many, this is the biggest German tour to date. Tonight....Munich.”
#hk18 #decade 


“When the gym is really this good 

Thank you to 'All inclusive Fitness' in Essen for taking care of us this morning.” #hk18 #decade

Essen! You lot are crazy! Great fun tonight. Thank you all for coming out to see us.” #hk18 #germany

Oh Maggie live from Essen.

HKHQ: “Sharing some snaps taken by our good friend Stefan Claus Konzert und Festival Nerd at our Essen show on 8th Feb.”


"Oldenburg! Wow! That was nuts!
What a way to spend Friday night. Too much fun. Thank you to every one of you for an incredible evening." #hk18 #germany #holdenburg


“Tonight in Hamburg, the force that is music presented itself in all its beauty.
Our stage manager told me that during 'The Town I Loved so Well' he saw an old man and a young lady in different parts of the audience cry during different parts of the song.
Here we are in Germany, and an amazing song written by Phil Coulter about Derry has carried that far and deeply affected two people that have possibly never been to Ireland.
That's magic. That's music.” #hk18


“Thank You Berlin. What a great night. One of the best audiences of the tour. A fantastic welcome back to your great city. To those fans we met that traveled from The UK, Poland, Hungary and Italy especially for the show...we can't thank you enough. Unreal dedication.” #hk18 #germany


Leipzig! What a way to wrap up the German leg of the Decade tour. Unreal night. Fantastic crowd and atmosphere. Thank you Germany! 'Til next time.” #decade #hk18

From the Archives

The High Kings are spending the 2018 on the road celebrating a 'Decade' of the band's music. Turning the clock back to 8 July 2013, Darren sings Galway girl at the 'Friends For Life' album preview show at Borderline London. This time he left the accordion playing to Sharon Shannon who joined them on stage for a few songs.

Tour Dates

UK Tour

UK Fans, 8 date tour announced for November!

UK November Decade tour tickets on sale now direct from the venues or via Gig Cartel links on and various other ticket outlets.


Most venue websites allow you to select your own seats and have a better seat choice than those allocated to ticket outlets like Ticketmaster and Eventim etc.


“Dutch fans! The High Kings have just announced an Amsterdam show for 1st November.”

Irish Spring Tour

Tickets are ON SALE for the 12 dates Irish Spring Tour 30 March – 28 April.
See the High Kings Website for details of dates, venues and ticket links.

Next stop USA!

The High Kings left a snow covered Ireland with the worst of the snow still to come forcing a red alert weather warning. Storm Emma was due to hit later that day, and it did! Dublin Airport was closed the following morning!

“Think we might be one of the only flights to get going this morning” #hkusa18

Tickets for a lot of the venues on the US Tour have been SOLD OUT for a while now, but some venues are still available.


Due to demand, an additional NYC City Winery show has been added on 14th March, tickets ON SALE now!

We'll be back with a round up of the US Tour in a few weeks, in the meantime please follow Darren's official Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news as it happens, including live updates from Darren and the High Kings.

Thanks for your continued support.

Darren and the DH Team


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