We are very pleased to be able to include the Daniel O’Donnell one night performance at the Des Moines Civic Center in our list of upcoming tours. We have acquired a block of exceptionally good premium tickets that we know will satisfy the requests of our many wonderful customers
March 4th, at the Des Moines Theater of Performing Arts, will give those that could not make it to Branson on our November 2017 tour an opportunity to see and hear the most famous Irish personality and vocalist of all time.
The following are a few interesting highlights surrounding Daniel O ’Donnell’s very illustrious career. We could go on and on regarding the talents of Daniel O’Donnell but better yet give us a call or email and get on our roster for this wonderful evening. Our ticket block will not last long and we encourage you not to delay.
Daniel Francis Noel O’Donnell (born 12 December 1961) is an Irish singer, television presenter and philanthropist. After rising to public attention in 1983 he has since become a household name in Ireland and Britain; he has also had considerable success in the US Australia. In 2012, he became the first artist to have a different album in the British charts every year for 25 consecutive years. Known for his close relationship with his fanbase, and his charismatic and engaging stage presence, O’Donnell’s music has been described as a mix of country and Irish folk, and he has sold over ten million records to date, He is widely considered a “cultural icon” in Ireland, and is often parodied in the media. Affectionately known as “Wee Daniel”, O’Donnell is a prominent ambassador for his home county of Donegal.
O’Donnell was born in and brought up in the village of Kincasslagh, in the Rosses region of County Donegal. He grew up as the youngest of a Roman Catholic family, with his parents, Julia (née McGonagle born 1919; died 18 May 2014) and Francis O’Donnell, and siblings John (the eldest), Margaret (Margo), Kathleen and James. He has described his upbringing as mostly happy, with the exception of the death of his father after a heart attack when O’Donnell was six years old.
During his school years, O’Donnell considered pursuing a career in banking. Despite this, a career in music was also always a possibility. As a youngster O’Donnell performed in the local religious choir. In 1980, he went to Galway to pursue business studies, however, he never settled down and by Christmas he was in his sister Margo’s band. Margo had already forged a successful career in Ireland.
Not getting enough opportunities to perform solos with the band, in 1983 O’Donnell decided to record his own record. On 9 February 1983 he recorded his first single, Johnny McCauley’s “My Donegal Shore”, with £1,200 of his own money, selling all the copies himself. Later that year, he formed his own musical group, Country Fever. After the group disbanded, he formed The Grassroots. In 1985, the manager of the Ritz label, Mick Clerkin, saw him perform, and introduced him to Sean Reilly, who remains as his manager to this day.
Under the management of Reilly, O’Donnell started to sell concerts out in England on a regular basis. According to O’Donnell, by January, 1992, he had hit rock bottom with exhaustion. After a three-month recovery break, he returned to the stage, this time at the Point Theatre, Dublin.
O’Donnell is arguably better known for his gentle, soft-spoken personality and clean cut image, than for his music. Over the years he has attracted vast media attention and there have been many cultural references to the performer.
Transportation will be provided by luxury motor coach.
4:00 PM - Depart Cedar Rapids Sam’s Club on Blairs Ferry Rd. behind Burger King
Additional pick-ups available in route.
6:00 AM - Arrive Des Moines Performing Arts Civic Center
7:00 PM - Daniel O’ Donnell Show
9:30 - 10:00 PM - Depart Des Moines
11:30 PM – 12:00 AM - Arrive at Cedar Rapids Sam’s Club
$ 135.00 All Inclusive, Transportation and Premier Tickets