Get ready for a show that’s unlike any other! The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are returning to the Egyptian Theatre on Friday, March 29 at 8 p.m.
Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band and show so hot it carries its own health warning! It’s bagpipes! It’s Rock! It’s Bagrock! AC/DC meet the poet Robert Burns. Where rock anthems sit comfortably alongside the great tunes from the glens and the mountains of Scotland.
It’s The Red Hot Chilli Pipers – (NOT the Peppers!) – a 9-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards and drummers – who have been rocking the world from New York to Beijing to Melbourne and everywhere in between with musicianship of the highest order and a passion for pipes that will leave you breathless.
The band has four music degrees from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and all the pipers and drummers have played at the top level in bagpiping.
Since they walked away with the top prize on the primetime TV talent show, “When Will I Be Famous” in the U.K. in 2007, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers haven’t stopped for a breath, other than to inflate their bagpipes! Formed in 2002, The Chillis have fast become a global phenomenon, taking their signature “Bagrock” sound to the masses with their unique fusion of rocked up bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres.
Their trademarked sound is an amazing mix of traditional pipe tunes – like “The Flowers of Scotland”, “The Hills of Argyll” and “Amazing Grace” (done Chilli-style of course!) and contemporary anthems like Queen’s “We Will Rock You”, “Clocks” by Coldplay, “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol and many more!
Tickets start as low as $25. Tickets can be purchased at the Egyptian Theatre box office during box office hours (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 3-6 p.m.), online at www.egyptiantheatre.org or by calling the box office at (815) 758-1225.
The Egyptian Theatre located at 135 N. 2nd Street in Downtown DeKalb, IL is owned and operated by Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Annual support provided by First National Bank, Northwestern Medicine, Shaw Media, and Tapa La Luna.