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Irish singer Nathan Carter takes 1st North American tour to Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 21

Irish singer Nathan Carter takes 1st North American tour to Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 21
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From a press release:

Young chart-topping Irish singer Nathan Carter will embark on his debut North American tour this September, which stops at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.

Tickets, which are $45-$75, are on sale now and can be purchased at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton), by calling 800-745-3000, online at and, and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Nathan Carter has catapulted into stardom, charming audiences on guitar, piano, and accordion. At age 27, he boasts three No. 1 albums, two No. 1 singles, and two No. 1 live performance DVDs. Now, he will embark on his first North American tour, alongside his Irish band and special guest star Chloe Agnew for a show-stopping mix of songs like “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Home to Donegal,” and a program packed with old country favorites, Irish folk songs, and adult contemporary classics.

The tour will begin September 8 in Rochester, New York with 11 concerts through Canada and the United States, including the Scranton Cultural Center. Fans of Daniel O’Donnell, Michael Bublé, and Tony Bennett will love this young Irish crooner, who is blazing a trail to worldwide success.

After growing up in a household filled with both Ireland’s Celtic sounds and country western music, Carter started performing at a young age, picking up the accordion, piano, and guitar, in addition to singing. He gained success in Ireland playing in smaller venues and had his big break when his cover of Bob Dylan’s “Wagon Wheel” shot to No. 1 on the Irish charts.

His next two albums also hit the No. 1 spot on the Irish album chart, and Carter signed with Decca Records. His first album with a major label, “Beautiful Life,” went four times platinum in Ireland and became the first of his albums to chart in the U.K. His next and most recent album, “Stayin’ Up All Night,” also rose to No. 1 in Ireland, and he has spent much of 2016 touring the country supporting it.

Carter is now credited with sparking the rebirth of country music in Ireland, introducing a new generation of fans of all ages to the genre. With fans the world over, he will be embarking on his first North American tour by popular demand this September.

Fellow popular Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell has praised Carter, calling him the new generation: “He has taken the Irish music scene by storm. Now it’s time we shared him with the rest of the world.”