After another successful touring season in 2010, Irish vocal group Celtic Woman has announced a fresh schedule for 2011. The group will continue its...

After another successful touring season in 2010, Irish vocal group Celtic Woman has announced a fresh schedule for 2011. The group will continue its Songs from the Heart Tour early in the New Year with a slate of 80 new U.S. concert dates.

Celtic Woman’s first 2011 tour leg launches February 4 at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland, FL, and closes about four months later on May 22 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX. A brief 10-date German tour is set to follow in June.

As always, Celtic Woman has several multiple-night engagements booked across the nation: February 19-20 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, GA; February 23-24 at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA; March 9-10 at the Hippodrom Theatre in Baltimore, MD; April 16-17 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL; April 22-23 at Hennepin in Minneapolis, MN; May 9-10 at Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN; and May 16-17 at Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, TX.

Public onsales have already started in a few cities — New York City, East Lansing and Little Rock — but the bulk of ticket sales are set to open this Friday, December 10. Specific onsale dates and tour information can be found on Celtic Woman’s official Web site.

Ticket prices for the tour start as low as $25 and range as high as $78.50, but based on current listings, most markets feature face values more in the ballpark of $30 to $60.

The initial 2010 Songs from the Heart Tour featured two legs that blanketed the nation and spanned much of the year. The winter / spring 2010 leg stopped in 60 cities and played a total of 75 dates from February 9 through May 22. The late summer 2010 leg followed, playing 47 concerts in a total of 44 cities from July 12 through September 12.

The Irish vocal group’s 2009 Isle of Hope Tour had a similarly lengthy schedule. The first 2009 tour leg ran almost non-stop from winter through summer, starting February 13 and wrapping July 2. Just three months later the second 2009 tour leg started its late fall routing from October 7 through November 22.

In both 2009 and 2010, Celtic Woman performed nearly 130 concerts across the nation. The group is expected to amass a similar concert count for 2011.

But the nearly non-stop touring has taken its toll on the group, which has undergone various lineup changes in recent years. Just this year, soprano Lynn Hilary announced her departure from the group after three years of touring and recording.

In Hilary’s stead, Irish actress and singer Lisa Lambe will join as the fourth Celtic Woman for the upcoming 2011 tour. Other current members are vocalists Chloë Agnew and Lisa Kelly, and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt, all of whom were in the original Celtic Woman lineup in 2004.

Celtic Woman – Songs from the Heart 2011 itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

February 4 Lakeland, FL The Lakeland Center
February 5 Orlando, FL Amway Center
February 6 Fort Lauderdale, FL Broward Center for the Performing Arts
February 8 Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
February 9 Jacksonville, FL Times-Union Center for Performing Arts
February 10 Melbourne, FL King Center for Performing Arts
February 12 Macon, GA Macon City Auditorium
February 13 Tupelo, MS BancorpSouth Arena
February 14 New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
February 15 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
February 16 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
February 19 – 20 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
February 21 Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theatre
February 23 – 24 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
February 25 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center
February 26 Winston-Salem, NC Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 27 Clemson, SC Littlejohn Coliseum
March 1 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
March 2 Salem, VA Salem Civic Center
March 3 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
March 5 Fayetteville, NC Crown Center
March 6 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
March 9 – 10 Baltimore, MD Hippodrome Theatre
March 11 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
March 12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
March 13 Boston, MA Wang Theatre
March 15 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
March 16 Wallingford, CT The Oakdale Theatre
March 17 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
March 18 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
March 19 Trenton, NJ Sun National Bank Center
March 21 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
March 23 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
March 24 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
March 26 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre
March 27 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
March 29 Richmond, VA Landmark Theater
March 30 Norfolk, VA Constant Convocation Center
April 1 Akron, OH Akron Civic Theatre
April 2 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
April 3 Columbus, OH Ohio Theatre
April 5 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
April 7 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
April 8 Kalamazoo, MI James W. Miller Auditorium
April 9 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
April 10 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center for the Arts
April 12 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theatre
April 14 East Lansing, MI Wharton Center for Performing Arts
April 15 South Bend, IN Morris Performing Arts Center
April 16 – 17 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
April 18 Springfield, IL Sangamon Auditorium
April 20 Sioux Falls, SD Washington Pavilion
April 21 Fargo, ND Fargodome
April 22 – 23 Minneapolis, MN Hennepin
April 26 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Center Auditorium
April 27 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Theatre
April 28 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Arena
April 30 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
May 1 St. Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theatre
May 2 Cape Girardeau, MO Show Me Center
May 4 Nashville, TN Tennessee Performing Arts Center
May 5 Chattanooga, TN Chattanooga Memorial Auditorium
May 7 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center
May 8 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall
May 9 – 10 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
May 11 Little Rock, AR Robinson Center Music Hall
May 14 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center
May 15 Wichita Falls, TX Kay Yeager Coliseum
May 16 – 17 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
May 18 Houston, TX Toyota Center
May 20 Beaumont, TX Beaumont Civic Center
May 21 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre
May 22 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center