MASON CITY | Celtic rock band Gaelic Storm will perform at the North Iowa Community Auditorium as part of the Performing Arts and Leadership Series in March.
The concert is 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2.
Gaelic Storm, who formed in the mid-1990s as a pub band in Santa Monica, California, has created 10 albums, performed in more than 3,000 live shows and appeared in "Titanic."
They have straddled the line between traditional and innovation, infusing traditional Irish music and Celtic rock with modern influences, updating the genre for a new generation raised on rock, country and folk music.
The band mixes personal with fan favorites while telling the crowd humorous stories and anecdotes, creative an interactive, one-of-a-kind party atmosphere.
"Playing for a new crowd is great, it takes you back to those early days, where you’ve got something to prove," said Steve Twigger, a member of the band. "We could just do Irish festivals, but why not play a cross over show where 90 percent of the audience doesn’t know you, and you have to make them know you? That’s what makes your band good."
Tickets are available by calling the NIACC Box Office at 888-466-4222, extension 4188, or at www.niacc.edu/boxoffice.