by / January 13th, 2010 /

Ronan Keating – Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin

Tickets will be €47.25 fully seated on sale this Thurs 19th Nov, Tickets from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. 24 Hrs: 0818 719 377. Buy on line; www.ticketmaster.ie

RONAN KEATING will be taking to the stage in February and March 2010 on a UK & Ireland Tour to showcase classic tracks from his album ‘Songs For My Mother’ released in March this year as well as performing some of his greatest hits including a date at the New Grand Canal Theatre on 23rd March 2010, on sale this Thurs 19th Nov at 9am.

‘Songs For My Mother’, went to No 1. in the UK and Ireland, and is a beautiful and evocative collection of songs that Ronan remembers his mum listening to throughout his childhood. All of the songs on the album were carefully selected by Ronan and so have a special place in his heart. Along with traditional folk songs such as -Wild Mountain Thyme’ and -Carrickfergus’, the album includes tracks by revered musicians such as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Elvis as well as Ronan’s version of Joshua Kadison’s song -Mamas Arms’, a song that helped Ronan through his grieving for his mother Marie.

To date Ronan has released five solo albums, three of which went straight to number one. Ronan is listed in the Guinness Book Of Records for being the only artist ever to have 30 consecutive top 10 singles in the UK chart, having beat the likes of Elvis. With two sell-out world tours under his belt, an Ivor Novello and BMI songwriting awards, an autobiography, a role as ambassador for Christian Aid and sales in excess of 22 million albums across the globe, Ronan’s lengthy and triumphant career shows no signs of slowing down just yet. In 2007 Ronan got back together with his chart-topping band Boyzone. 2008 and 2009 saw the band conquer the charts again and sell-out two arena tours. After the success of these tours, Ronan is looking forward to getting back out onto the road,

A dedicated fundraiser, Ronan and his family set up The Marie Keating Foundation in memory of his late mother, which funds mobile cancer awareness units in Ireland. Ronan ran his first London Marathon in 2008 to raise money for Cancer Research UK completing his second in April this year. February 2009 saw Ronan join his friend Gary Barlow climb Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief raising over a staggering £4,000,000.

Grand Canal Theatre is Ireland’s brand new 2,100 seat venue. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the theatre has been designed as a receiving house for musicals, theatre, ballet and opera and will be operated by Live Nation and owned by Harry Crosbie. Access to the venue will be provided through a mix of public and private transport. There will be full Dart, Bus and Luas connections and it is in walking distance of the city centre.

Group Bookings 01 677 7770 Ticketmaster dedicated line: 0818 719 377
The Circle Club and Hospitality Bookings: Tel: + 353 (01)1 866 3488
www.grandcanaltheatre.ie