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Bon Iver, The Decemberists collaborate with The Chieftains

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    chieftans voice of ages 1 Bon Iver, The Decemberists collaborate with The Chieftains

    Celtic music mainstays The Chieftains — who you may be most familiar with via their Sinead O’Connor collaboration “The Foggy Dew” — turn 50-years old in 2012. As an issued press release reports, the band is celebrating with a new studio album featuring collaborations with “like-minded musical visionaries and kindred spirits.”

    Titled Voice of Ages, the record features contributions from Bon Iver, The Decemberists, Paolo Nutini, Imelda May, The Low Anthem, The Secret Sisters, and Lisa Hannigan, among others. In addition, T-Bone Burnett served as producer alongside The Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney.

    Voice of Ages will be available beginning February 21st, 2012 via Hear/Concord. In support of the release, the band plans to tour the U.S. extensively beginning February 17th in Santa Barbara, CA and ending on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) in New York City. Check out their entire tour schedule below.

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    The Chieftains 2012 Tour Dates:
    02/17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Campbell Hall
    02/18 – Aliso Viejo, CA @ Soka Performing Arts Center
    02/19 – Tucson, AZ @ Centennial Hall
    02/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Davis Symphony Hall
    02/22 – Davis, CA @ Jackson Hall/Mondavi Center
    02/24 – Athens, GA @ Classic Center
    02/25 – Birmingham, AL @ Alys Stevens POPAC
    02/27 – Edmond, OK @ Armstrong Auditorium PAC
    02/28 – Forth Worth, TX @ Bass Hall
    02/29 – San Antonio, TX @ Lila Cockrell Theatre
    03/02 – Chicago, IL @ Orchestra Hall
    03/03 – Cedar Falls, IA @ Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
    03/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orchestra Hall
    03/06 – Carmel, IN @ The Palladium
    03/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Helzberg Hall
    03/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kimmel Center
    03/10 – Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
    03/12 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Sandler PAC
    03/14 – Boston, MA @ Symphony Hall
    03/16  - Washington, DC @ Kennedy Center
    03/17 – New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall
    05/29 – Dublin, IE @ Grand Canal Theatre
    06/01 – Brighton, UK @ Dome
    06/02 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
    06/03 – Cardiff, UK @ St. David’s Hall
    06/05 – Birmingham, UK @ Symphony Hall
    06/06 – Sheffield, UK @ City Hall
    06/08 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
    06/10 – Liverpool, UK @ Philharmonic Hall
    06/12 – York, UK @ Barbican
    06/13 – Manchester, UK @ The Bridgewater Hall
    06/15 – Newcastle, UK @ City Hall
    06/16 – Glasgow, UK @ Clyde Auditorium

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