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International Irish Superstar Daniel O'Donnell Performs Songs from New Album "Back Home Again" at The Kimmel Center Campus, May 23, 2017

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Irish singer and frequent @PBS special guest @Daniel_ODonnell makes his @KimmelCenter debut with new album #backhomeagain 5/23

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Amanda Conte
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, March 23, 2017) –– International chart topper Daniel O’Donnell celebrates the release of his new CD/DVD Back Home Again at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Academy of Music on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. O’Donnell has been featured in 12 PBS specials and has charted at least one new album every year since 1988, becoming the first artist in the history of the UK Artist Album Chart to do so.

“Daniel O’Donnell has been entertaining audiences worldwide for over 30 years,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “His genuine love of performing becomes infectious when he’s on stage, creating an unforgettable, enjoyable evening for all.”

Daniel O’Donnell began performing in the early 1980s, realizing quickly that all he wanted to do was sing.  He has broken multiple records and received many accolades, including an honorary MBE from Queen Elizabeth and various Lifetime Achievement and Entertainer of the Year awards.  O’Donnell has become an international superstar with 12 PBS specials, over 50 albums, has been featured on an array of music charts, and continues to be involved in philanthropic charitable causes.

Other upcoming programming on the Kimmel Center Campusincludes Broadway Up Close with Chita Rivera (June 3, 2017, Merriam Theater), Tedeschi Trucks Band (June 8 – 10, 2017, Merriam Theater), Diana Krall (June 23, 2017, Academy of Music), and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (June 24 – July 9, 2017, Perelman Theater).


Academy of Music

May 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.


Tickets are on sale now and start at $49. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2016-2017 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit

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