There are two kinds of Celtic groups in this world: those who cite Neil Diamond as a musical hero and those who don't. Celtic Thunder is the former. And you'd think with a name like Celtic Thunder they would be forced to forfeit some of their European punch, as their tour features songs made famous by Michael Buble and The Beach Boys. But it doesn't look that way. The male soloist group lends their worldly, whole-grained vocal talents to some of the biggest hits of the past 30 years. Each member performs two songs--one a serious exercise in culture and voice, the other for the shameless delight of an American audience. The five- to six-man pop-singing band will get their Thunder on live 7:30 p.m. Friday at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie. Tickets are $39.50 to $59.50. Visit verizontheatre.com.
Fri., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., 2010