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Red Hot Chili Pipers at the Campanile Center on Aug. 15

August 13, 2019

The Red Hot Chili Pipers will be performing at 7 p.m. on Aug. 15 at the Campanile Center. The Red Hot Chili Pipers — not the Peppers — is a nine-piece ensemble of pipers, guitarists, keyboards and drummers who have been rocking the world from New York to Beijing to Melbourne and everywhere in between with expert musicianship and a passion for pipes, according to a news release. 

The band has four members with 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 prime time TV talent show, “When Will I?be Famous” in the U.K. in 2007, the Red Hot Chili Pipers haven’t stopped for a breath.

Formed in 2002, the Chilis have become a global phenomenon, taking their signature “bagrock” sound to the masses with their unique fusion of rock-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” and contemporary anthems like Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” “Clocks” by Coldplay, “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol and more. 

Tickets are $35 in advance, and $45 for premium seating. For tickets and more information, visit www.campanilecenter.org or call 715-356-9700. 

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