NEWS NEWS NEWS

Dear Friends,

I'm happy to announce a few exciting things to you today!

The 1st news is that my upcoming solo album will be called "HUMAN". I'm just finishing the last recordings for it in the studio and will inform you asap about the release date.

The 2nd news is that in connection with the album title "HUMAN" I decided to officially go back to my birth-name MICHAEL PATRICK KELLY, since in the making of this album, I have been digging deeply into the roots of what it means to be human for me.

The 3rd news is that the first dates for the "Human Tour 2015" are now booked and tickets will go on sale at 12 a.m. on Monday, 10th November via www.eventim.de
Here are the dates for Germany, Austria & Switzerland. Concerts in a few other European countries are being prepared in the moment.

16.05.2015 Düsseldorf, Capitol Theater
18.05.2015 Essen, Colosseum Theater
19.05.2015 Köln, Palladium
21.05.2015 Wuppertal, Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal
22.05.2015 Bielefeld, Rudolf-Oetker-Halle
23.05.2015 Hamburg, CCH 2
25.05.2015 Berlin, Universität der Künste Berlin
26.05.2015 Leipzig, Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
28.05.2015 Stuttgart, Theaterhaus
29.05.2015 München, Circus Krone

I can't wait to share my new music with you all and kick off BIG parties
at the concerts in 2015!
God bless!

Yours,

Paddy (MPK)

CONCERTS POSTPONED!

The concerts in Bitterfeld & Offenbach on the 3rd & 4th October will be postponed.
Paddy is currently sick and recovering his voice from an angina and throat infection.
The already purchased tickets stay valid.

The new dates are:
23.10 Bitterfeld - Kulturpalast (20:00)
24.10 Offenbach - Capitol (20:00)

For those who can't make it to the new dates, it is possible to return your Tickets (www.reservix.de).

Paddy: "I feel very sorry for all those who were planning to come this weekend. Wish I could be there. My doctor prescribed me rest, antibiotics and all sorts of other stuff to take. I hope you can all come to the new dates, I'll make it up to you once my voice is fully back."

Last Tourdates 2014 - solo & unplugged

16.10. (D) Erkrath - Stadthalle (Tickets: via Reservix)
17.10. (PT) Lissabon - Auditorio Camoes (Tickets: via Reservix)
18.10. (ES) Madrid - centro cultural Sanchinarro (Tickets: via Reservix)

23.10. (D) Bitterfeld - Kulturpalast (Tickets: via Reservix)
24.10. (D) Offenbach - Capitol (Tickets: via Reservix)

IN LIVE-solo & unplugged DVD and CD available now!

Paddy's first live DVD is now finished! Click here to see the Trailer

Paddy DVDundCD
And for all those who want to bridge
the time until his new studio album will
be released, there is also a Live CD of
his Solo & Unplugged Tour.

Both can now be purchased via AESKIMO SHOP






NEW TOUR DATES

11.09. (GL) Nuuk - Katuaq (Hans Lynge Salen) (Sold out!)
13.09. (DK) Vejle - Bygningen (Tickets: Billetnet.dk

10.07. (D) Potsdam - Waschhaus Arena (Tickets: via Reservix)
11.07. (D) Schwerin - Capitol (Tickets: via Reservix) und Capitol Schwerin
12.07. (PL) Danzig - N.O.T.Gdanks (Tickets: via Eventim.pl)

26.06. (D) Buchholz (bei Hamburg) - Empore (Tickets: via Reservix
27.06. (D) Peine - Stadttheater Peiner Festsäle (Tickets: via Reservix und Kulturring Peine
28.06. (D) Reutlingen - Franz.K (Tickets: via Reservix

LIVE DVD RECORDING

22.01.2014
3 Shows in Duisburg - and tickets still available!

On the 6th March (8pm) there will be another additional „Solo & Unplugged“-concert.
Serving as a „DVD -Warm Up Show“ for the Recording on the 7th and 8th March, it will be
held in the same location (Duisburg, „Theater Gebläsehalle im Landschaftspark Nord“).

This concert will only be partially filmed and also serves as an occasion
for all those who couldn't get a ticket and asked for more concerts in the North Rhine-Westphalia region.

Ticket still available via www.reservix.de

09.01.2014
GOOD NEWS & GOOD NEWS

The first good news is that the DVD concert in Duisburg sold out in less than 5 minutes.
The second good news is that, for all those wo didn't get a ticket today, an additional concert
has been booked at the same place for the 8th March and will be filmed for the DVD as well.

Ticket sales start this Saturday 11th January at 10am exclusive under www.reservix.de

06.01.2014
After receiving many requests asking for a DVD of one of his concerts, Paddy decided to go for a live film recording of the current Solo & Unplugged show, which will take place on the 7th March in the "Theater Geblaesehalle im Landschaftspark Nord" in Duisburg (Germany). Ticketsale begin this Thursday 9th January at 5pm (17:00)
exclusively under www.reservix.de

The first shows for 2014 ...

17.01. (DE) Hildesheim - Auditorium Hildesheim
Tickets via Affilitix or www.reservix.de

18.01. (BE) Maaseik - Culturcentrum Achterolmen
Tickets via Affilitix

more shows 2014
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30.01. (SK) Trencin - Piano Club
Tickets via Affilitix or www.ticketportal.sk

Ticketsale starts via Affilitix (SA, 21.12. at 04:00pm)
via Ticketportal.sk (MO 23.12. 10:00am)

31.01. (DE) Freising (Muenchen) - Asamtheater
Tickets via Affilitix (Ticketsale start: SA 21.12. 04:00pm)

01.02. (CH) Bern - Yehudi Menuhin Forum
Tickets via Affilitix (Ticketsale start: SA 21.12. 04:00pm)



The last shows for this year ...

14.12. Herne - Kulturzentrum (GER)
Tickets via Affilitix or Reservix

15.12. Steenwijk - De Meenthe (NL)
Tickets via Affilitix or Ticketmaster or Demeenthe

23.11. (BE) Sint-Niklaas - Festicert Festival (1 Stunde Show!)
Tickets via Festicert

20.12. (AT) St.Poelten - Buehne im Hof
Tickets via Affilitix or Oeticket.at

21.12. (CZ) Ostrava - Dum kultury AKORD
Tickets via Affilitix or Eventim.cz

22.12. (D) Luckenwalde - Stadttheater
Tickets via Affilitix or Stadttheater Luckenwalde or Tel.+49(0) 3371 - 672500

Please note: The first 4 to 5 rows are usually always available exclusively via Affilitix.
The rest of the seats are shared with the other mentioned ticket providers.

Paddy Kelly live

Good News! Another show in the Netherlands

Due to the show in Panningen selling out in only 25 minutes and the numerous emails asking for another show in the Netherlands, Paddy decided to return for another "Solo & Unplugged"-concert on November 17th - this time in Wageningen. Tickets are available via Affilitix or Ticketmaster or Junushoff

Also new merchandising is coming up! Check out the shirts, cups, bag and guitar picks with some of Paddy's "Art Peace"-paintings on them. All items can be ordered by September 10th via Aeskimo.

Paddy Kelly Merchandising

More tour dates for the Solo & Unplugged concerts 2013

Come and see Paddy live and unplugged in Germany, Denmark and Poland.

Ticketsales start as follows:
Lübeck next Monday, August 12th, at 5pm (17h),
Brondby next Tuesday, August 13th, at 5pm (17h),
Stettin TODAY at 5pm (17h).

Find the dates below:

18.10.2013 (D) Lübeck - Kolosseum
Tickets: Affilitix

19.10.2013 (DK) Brondby Strand - Bronden
Tickets: Affilitix or Billetnet

20.10.2013 (PL) Stettin - Dom Kultury "Slowianin"
Tickets: Affilitix or Eventim.pl or Ticketpro.pl or Ebilet.pl


Tickets available for the Solo & Unplugged concerts 2013

Tickets for Paddy's concerts in October are available now. To order them, click on the links here below:

04.10. Altenburg - Tickets via Affilitix and Timmie Tickets

05.10. Plzen - Tickets via Affilitix und Eventim.cz

06.10. Ludwigsburg - Tickets via Affilitix

For his shows in Poland this weekend, some tickets will be available at the door at the evening of the concerts.

More dates for the Solo & Unplugged concerts 2013

Good news: Paddy announces 3 new dates for his "Solo & Unplugged"-concerts.
Please find them below. Presales start next Wednesday, July 24th, at 5pm (17h).

04.10. (D) Altenburg - Kulturgasthof Kosma, 7.30pm/19:30
05.10. (CZ) Plzen - Parkhotel Plzen, 8pm/20:00
06.10. (D) Ludwigsburg - Scala: On Tour! 7pm/19:00

Paddy Kelly

Solo & Unplugged concerts: New dates 2013

Check out the new dates for Solo & Unplugged concerts in the Netherlands, Liechtenstein & Germany.

FR 06.09. (NL) Panningen - Dok6, 8:00pm - SOLD OUT
SA 07.09. (LI) Vaduz - Vaduzer Saal, 7:30pm - Tickets: STARTICKET and AFFILITIX
SO 08.09. (D) Erlangen - E-Werk, 7:00pm - Tickets: AFFILITIX and RESERVIX


More dates for the Solo & Unplugged concerts 2013

We are happy to announce three new dates for Paddy's "Solo & Unplugged"-concerts in Poland:

26.07. (PL) Lodz - Konferencyjno-Widowiskowe "Lutnia" (07:30pm)
27.07. (PL) Krakow - Centrum Kultury "Rotunda" (07:30pm)
28.07. (PL) Wroclaw - Sala Koncertowa Radia Wroclaw (06:30pm)

Tickets will be available by tuesday, May 28th (10 am) via www.eventim.pl. You can order and choose your favorite seat for each of the locations.


Solo & Unplugged concerts 2013

After the sold out success of the solo concerts in March and April, Paddy will continue touring this year with more acoustic shows under the title "Solo & Unplugged". Find the first dates below. More is planned for the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany and possibly Switzerland and Austria.

21.06. Bad Oeynhausen, Theater im Park, 7:30pm - Tickets: AFFILITIX and RESERVIX
22.06. Odense (DK), Magasinet, 7.30pm - Tickets: AFFILITIX and BILLETNET.DK
23.06. Delmenhorst, Theater Kleines Haus, 6.30pm - Tickets: AFFILITIX

In other news: To bridge the waiting time for his new studio album planned for the end of the year, Paddy surprises with a little live CD of his shows in March. Containing 11 tracks, the album entitled "In Live: Solo & Unplugged" WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE BY MAY 20th at the AESKIMO-Shop. It is Paddy's first release since 2003's "In Exile".

Paddy Kelly Solo and Unplugged

Become a part of ART PEACE

Paddy Kelly
[Photo: Paddy on the roof of the Bunkerkirche Düsseldorf]

On the 17th and 18th of May, Paddy will be holding the second "Art Peace"-event at the Bunkerkirche Düsseldorf and is looking forward to all those who are coming to support this work for peace. To join the "Art Peace" movement, no matter whether you attend the event or not, Paddy invites you to write down your very personal wishes for peace on a sheet of paper or a postcard and send it to the address below. Every single submission will be integrated in the course of both evenings and also scanned and published online in a special section of Paddy's Art Facebook site. So in the end all your wishes for peace will be seen worldwide and contribute to the spirit of "Art Peace". Please join. Paddy will be happy to see what you come up with!

Please send your entry to the following address:
Bilder Fuchs GmbH
Abtstor 41
36037 Fulda
Germany

PLEASE NOTE: Closing date is MAY 14th!

JUST MARRIED!

Paddy Kelly
[Photo: Paddy and his wife Joelle, happily married. (Photo credit: Sveinn Baldvinsson)]

He did it :-)

Paddy just married the heartthrob of his youth, Joelle Verreet. On April 13 they celebrated their wedding on the Irish Westcoast. Already as a teenager Paddy had a "massive" crush on the present-day journalist, as he says. But for a long time nothing more came out of it. Back then he wrote the song "Looking for Love" out of lovesickness, since his sweetheart had no interest in him. Two decades later, things are completely different now.

"In many respects we click on the same frequency", says Paddy. The born Belgian is doing her doctorate on philosophy of religion and spent a lot of time in european monasteries during her academic years. Mutual experiences, like voluntary services with the Missionaries of Charity, are shared by the couple. "But we're both bullheads and love our personal freedom", he adds laughing. "I can completely be myself next to her, she is a gift from heaven for me."

With Paddy's new song "The Waltz", written for his female squeeze, 1993's "Looking for Love" receives its fulfilling answer. The song will be on his upcoming solo CD, planned for release by the end of the year. But also in private respect, Paddy is up to quite something: "We are very happy and want to raise a family."

Surrounded by family and friends, the wedding ceremony was held in three languages at the 800 years old Ballintubber Abbey and was accompanied by monks from Paddy's monastery days.

Paddy's Homepage team congratulates the bridal couple and wishes them the very best!

"Art Peace"-Event in der Bunkerkirche Düsseldorf

Vergangenen September präsentierte Paddy der öffentlichkeit erstmals seine Leidenschaft für die Malerei und rief damit zugleich eine neuartige Reihe von Events unter dem Titel "Art Peace" ins Leben. Gebunden sind die Veranstaltungen an besondere Orte, die in symbolischer Weise das Thema Frieden repräsentieren.

Für das jetzt bevorstehende Event hat Paddy mit der Bunkerkirche in Düsseldorf ein beeindruckendes Mahnmal des Zweiten Weltkriegs ausgewählt. Termin ist der 17. und 18. Mai, jeweils um 20 Uhr (Einlass 19 Uhr).

"Art Peace" will eine "Kunst des Friedens" kultivieren und gleichzeitig friedensrelevante Projekte unterstützen. Das kommende Event, bei dem Malerei und Musik gleichermaßen eine Rolle spielen, ist deshalb auch als reine Benefiz-Veranstaltung angelegt. Erlöse kommen teils der Bunkerkirche, teils dem Caritas-Hilfsprojekt "Sol Mansi" im afrikanischen Guinea-Bissau zugute.

"Art Peace", sagt Paddy, "mag nur einen Tropfen auf dem heißen Stein ausmachen, doch je mehr Tropfen fallen, desto schneller wird der Stein abkühlen."

Teilnahmekarten für die Veranstaltung sind ab nächster Woche Mittwoch, dem 17. April, ausschließlich online erhältlich. Weitere Infos finden sich unter www.paddykellyart.eu

Einen Vorab-Eindruck eines "Art Peace"-Events erlaubt die rund 10-minütige Dokumentation der letztjährigen Veranstaltungen in Fulda.

Paddy Kelly
[Photo: Bunkerkirche Düsseldorf.]


New dates for the concerts in Llubljana and Bratislava

We are delighted to announce that there are two new dates for Llubljana and Bratislava. Just like we hoped for the rescheduled concerts will already take place in April:

Friday, April 5th, Ljubljana, 07:30 pm
Saturday, April 6th, Bratislava, 07:30 pm

Your tickets bough for the shows from March 2nd and 3rd remain valid.
We hope you all can make it to the shows on these new dates and will enjoy them greatly.


New solo concerts announced

Paddy Kelly
[Photo: Artwork for Paddy's concert tour.]

In March 2013 Paddy will be giving a series of solo concerts as a part of his Eurosarium Tour, visiting Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia. The reportoir will be a mixture of songs from his first solo CD, some from the Kelly Family days, certain covers and new compositions he is preparing for the upcoming album. With no band attached, the acoustic performances will have a very personal and intimate character and are limited to smaller audiences. "I really look forward to the challenge and fun of these solo concerts", Paddy says..

Paddy, Patricia and Joey supporting RTL-Charity-Event

Paddy Kelly
[Photo: Paddy Kelly painting for the RTL-Spendenmarathon (photo taken by Patricia Kelly).]

Once a year numerous celebrities get together for a unique 2-days tv-event in order to collect money for children in need. Early in the morning, Paddy visited Wolfram Kons live at the studio and created a large-sized painting entitled "The Holy Spirit of Love". It centers around a cheerful dove spreading her wings and revealing a big red heart, while from all sides people reach out with their hands. Bids for the painting will be accepted via suzanne.klein@rtl.de until Sunday, November 25, 8pm. The proceeds will got to the projects of the RTL-Spendenmarathon.

Alongside Paddy, his sister Patricia was also there and answered donation calls by the audience on the phone. Their brother Joey proved himself once again as an extreme athlet: For 24 hours he walked up a descending escalator and thus set a record for the Guinness Book.

"Stille Nacht"-Tour coming closer

Stille Nacht promo photo
[Photo: Joey, Kathy, Patricia, Paul, Paddy.]

Paddy is currently busy with preparations and promotion activities for the "Stille Nacht"-Tour, an extraordinary project for which he and his siblings Joey, Patricia, Kathy and Paul got together.

Accompanied by a live band, dancers, a children's choir and a narrator, the Kelly siblings stage the original Christmas story with "Stille Nacht" in an entertaining, reflective and festive way. One of the artists joining them on stage will be Russian star Natalya, a sand paintress, who creates beautiful stories by skillfully pouring sand onto canvas. With the music playing, her images will be projected live on a big screen.

Also, what started out as spontaneous performances of the new generation of Kelly kids during the tour in 2011 has become a part of the fixed program this year. The evening will include many international Christmas songs as well as some of the big Kelly hits.

Catch a glimpse of what to look forward to by watching the trailer below.

The tour dates are:

12.12.2012 Oldenburg EWE-Arena
13.12.2012 Hamburg O2 World
15.12.2012 Hof Freiheitshalle
16.12.2012 Dortmund Westfalenhalle 1
19.12.2012 Rostock Stadthalle
20.12.2012 Berlin Max-Schmeling Halle
22.12.2012 Köln Lanxess Arena
23.12.2012 Mannheim Rosengarten
26.12.2012 Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle (double show)
26.12.2012 Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle (double show)
28.12.2012 Dresden Messehalle
29.12.2012 Erfurt Messehalle
30.12.2012 Zwickau Stadthalle



Paddy at the Markus Lanz Show

Together with his siblings Patricia and Joey, Paddy visited the talkshow of Markus Lanz. German network ZDF will air the 75-minute show an November 13th, 11.30 pm.


Art Peace: Video-Documentary on Paddy's exhibition in Fulda

For the first time ever, Paddy exhibited his paintings on September 28th and 29th in Fulda. The events at the Radom and the Kinderakademie were accompanied by a film crew, resulting in a little documentary on the Art Peace Events of about 10 minutes. The video was made public today and is ready for everyone to be seen. A lovely memory for those who attended the exhibition and a nice consolation for those who did not have the chance. Either way: Enjoy!

Paddy's works of art can be purchased under www.paddykellyart.eu



Paddy rocks the church in France and sings in honor of Pope John Paul II in Poland

Paddy Kelly in Orleans
[Photo: Paddy at the Cathedral Sainte-Croix d'Orleans.]

Last weekend Paddy was busy bringing his music to France and Poland. On Saturday he held a concert in the Cathedral Sainte-Croix d'Orleans. The numerous young people in the crowd could not hold back their enthusiasm during this first pop/rock concert ever held in the Cathedral of the city of St. Joan of Arc. Paddy was joined by the French rapper/singer and frontman of the band "Les Guetteurs" with whom he sang "God is Love". He also performed a solo version of "Une famille c'est use chanson", an old Kelly Family track dating back to the 80's.

The next day, the national Polish tv held the "Song of songs" event in honor of Pope John Paul II on the street of Warsaw. At this occasion, Paddy sang the classic "One more song" as well as "Agape", a new track for which the Polish tv orchestra delivered the musical arrangments. The performance was recorded for you to enjoy. Watch and listen below.


Art Peace events coming closer

Paddy Kelly in Fulda
[Photo: Paddy in front of a giant walk-in heart at the Children's Academy in Fulda.]

Preparations for the first exhibition of Paddy's paintings on the 28th and 29th of September in Fulda are being made. Since the 1990's he has been experimenting with colours and shapes and soon developed his own style. The public presentation of his work will be a chance for everyone attending to get to know a different artistic side of the musician.

But the "Art Peace" events are not just usual exhibitions. Known for his engagement for peace in the past, Paddy wishes to stress the need for a culture of peace through his paintings. "I find it of great importance to counterweight the numerous wars and violent tendencies in the world with a culture peace. According to a study, there were but 21 days in the last century without war on earth. The Art Peace events may only be a drop of water on a hot stone, but the more drops fall on it, the quicker the stone will cool down", Paddy explains his intention.

The locations for the events were thoughtfully chosen. The Radom on the Wasserkuppe served as a military institution during the Cold War but is now a cultural memorial. It reminds of the brave and peaceful fight that the people of the former GDR fought in order to make their dream of freedom come true. Hence it is a place that symbolizes a troubled past that got transformed into a brighter present.

However, with children being our future, chosing the Children's Academy Fulda for the second day of the exhibition, means to focus on a better tomorrow. Both perspectives combined provide with an idea of how peace is possible and should always be actively strived after.

Paddy Kelly at the Radom Wasserkuppe in Fulda
[Photo: Paddy at the Radom Wasserkuppe in Fulda.]


Paddy back in Studio

Paddy Kelly back in studio

After performing in France and Austria, Paddy goes back into studio to continue working on his upcoming album. Together with Ralf Gustke on the drums and Robbee Mariano on the bass – both known for their collaboration with Söhne Mannheims and Xavier Naidoo – as well as Dondieu Divin on piano and keyboards, he is currently recording a number of brand new and some older compositions.

Dondieu Divin

The latter include a title called "Where do we go from here" which was already composed in 1997 but yet has not been released. Among the newer songs will be "Parousia" which reflects on the end of time, and "Agape", the title song of the identically named tour from June this year.

"Making an album is like a pregnancy in which the baby develops until the day comes when everything is fully grown and it's ready to come out", says Paddy. "A lot of these songs were written during the time in the monastery. That's where the spirit of this new music was conceived. It's very exciting to hear them take shape. It's a bit like watching an unborn baby thorugh the ultrasound, were you don't exactly know what it will look like until it's born." Stay tuned for more.

Robbee Mariano - Ralf Gustke


The musician shows an other artistic side

Public presentation of his works at selected locations on September 28th and 29th

Paddy Kelly - Art Peace

Already in the 1990's, the musician with Irish roots discovers his passion for another artistic form of expression: Painting. He begins to experiment with colours and shapes and develops his own unique style. The young painter's work contains seriousness paired with refreshing innocence and in part childish, playful perspectives. In his pictures he processes emotions, questions, experiecnes and desires – very intimate messages. This distinctly personal approach, the source of his work, allows an insight into the person Paddy Kelly and his inner self. He does not consider his works as decorative objects but as a chance to express his feelings and convictions.

Painting is amongst others a way for him to find his personal inner peace. But Paddy does not limit that to his own peace. With his philosophy of "Art Peace" he wants to make a contribution to the peace of others as well. As an ambassador of Caritas International he supports projects that bring about peace. He donates parts of the proceeds of the sold pictures and also of the ticket revenues of the "Art Peace"-events to said projects.

On friday, September 28th, an event entitled "Art Peace" will take place at the Radom on the Wasserkuppe/Hessen. In collaboration with gallery Bilder Fuchs from Fulda, Paddy will present his works for the first time publically and also accompany the event musically. The location of the premiere was very carefully chosen by him.

After World War II the Radom was under military use during Cold War between East and West. Today it is a cultural memorial and monument of the Cold War – due to the urge for freedom and the faith of the people of the former GDR, who achieved the realization of a supposed utopian goal – their freedom – by means of their commitment, their stamina and energy alone.

Paddy wants to address the topic of peace in particular, since it had been the faith and prayers for peace in Leipzig's St. Nicholas Church, which cleared the path for a peaceful German reunification.

On Saturday, Semptember 29th, the artist will show his work at the Children's Academy Fulda.Again Paddy, supported by further musicians, will also perform some of his songs at that occasion. Additionally, he will explain his works and discusss them with the audience.

Unlike the evening at the Radom, which focuses on the past, the main thought of the second evening aims at the future, a peaceful future, which – depending on how they get raised and educated – is in the hands of the children. In advance of the event, the artist will start a transnational painting project with children from the Academy and children from Haiti.

In order to not let his pictures remain unreachable, he decided to produce some of them as high-class art prints, limited to 150 items each. Every sheet will be numbered and manually signed by the artist. The prints can be bought on both evenings.

Afterwards they will exclusively be available via the official online-shop under www.paddykellyart.eu.


Paddy performs at the Anuncio Love Revolution Festival in Paris

Paddy's performance at the popular Christian festival on August 25 at the Sacre Coeur Basilika on Montmartre consisted of a concert with his band and joint ventures with other international artists. The collaborations were dedicated to promulgating the importance of love, faith, freedom, justice and truth in a world heavily influenced by individualism, materialism and consumerism.

This common aim found its particular expression in a medley of cover songs from Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, The Beatles and Bob Marley. Paddy kicked it off with a version of "The times they are a-changin'" and ended with a sympathetic "All you need is love" which was the core of the festival's message.

During Paddy's concert, young Parisian rapper/singer Fratoun joined him on stage for a powerful version of "God is love". The other artists were equally invited to participate in the closing song "Thanking Blessed Mary".

Says Paddy, "I find that artists have an important role to play in reminding people of the essential human values in life. Especially when politics and economy are not in service of a healthy humanism and even enslaving humanity in many ways."

Paddy Kelly joined by other artists at the Anuncio Love Revolution Festival in Paris

Paddy Kelly at the Anuncio Love Revolution Festival in Paris


The long awaited new album is in the works

A reason for pleasant anticipation: For his upcoming album, Paddy just began the recording process in studio this week. He plans to record a total of 20 to 25 tracks throughout the next months of which a final selection will then be taken for the album. The styles vary from fast rock over pop and folk elements to acoustic ballads. So far 9 songs have reached their first recording phase. Stay tuned for more to come.

Paddy Kelly Agape-Tour 2012

Paddy Kelly in Ethiopia


Stille Nacht Tour – Huge run on tickets after start of presale on August 6th

The Kelly siblings did not expext such an enormous rush for tickets: Only shortly after the presale had started on monday, August 6th, the server capacities were fully stretched and further ticket systems had to be activated in order to match the huge demand. "We are really very happy that our tour is so popular and that the audience secured seats so early on", says Paddy Kelly, initiator and head of "Stille Nacht".

In December 2011 the musical christmas story went on tour for the first time, and due to the huge success, Paddy and his siblings Joey, Kathy, Patricia (not attending a few evenings) and Paul decided to stage it again this year with new ideas and some added surprises. Accompanied by dancers, actors, a live band and a narrator, they tell the "original" christmas story in an entertaining way. Says Paddy, "With our project we hope to make people think about values, traditions and what is really important in life." Of course, a lot of music is to be heard as well and hence the production provides for a festive and contemplative evening for the whole family.

The tour dates are:

12.12.2012 Oldenburg, EWE-Arena (Tickets)
13.12.2012 Hamburg, O2 World (Tickets)
16.12.2012 Dortmund, Westfalenhalle 1* (Tickets)
19.12.2012 Rostock, Stadthalle (Tickets)
20.12.2012 Berlin, Max-Schmeling Halle (Tickets)
22.12.2012 Köln, Lanxess Arena* (Tickets)
23.12.2012 Mannheim, Rosengarten (Tickets)
26.12.2012 Doubleshow, Frankfurt/Main, Jahrhunderthalle* (Tickets)
26.12.2012 Doubleshow, Frankfurt/Main, Jahrhunderthalle* (Tickets)
28.12.2012 Dresden, Messehalle (Tickets)
29.12.2012 Erfurt, Messehalle (Tickets)
30.12.2012 Zwickau, Stadthalle (Tickets)
* with Patricia Kelly

TICKETS are available here:

www.rtl.de/tickets
Hotline: 01805 - 40 47 70

www.ticketmaster.de
Tickethotline Ticketmaster:
01805 / 969 000 969
(0,14 Euro/Min. via German landline, German mobile telephony up to 0,42 Euro/Min)

www.eventim.de
Tickethotline CTS:
01805 / 57 00 35
(0,14 Euro/Min. via German landline, German mobile telephony up to 0,42 Euro/Min)

Stille Nacht 2012

Together with some of his siblings, Paddy Kelly goes in tour again with the musical christmas story – Presale starts August 6th

HP1 Various sold-out houses after 5 days already – that is how the 5 Kelly siblings' "Stille Nacht"-Tour startet off last year. After the huge success in 2011, Paddy, Patricia (not part of every concert), Kathy, Paul and Joey decided to stage the musical christmas story together with organizer Manfred Hertlein in december 2012 again. And they tell this story in their own special way: Accompanied by dancers, actors, a narrator and of course a lot of music, the production provides with over 2 hours an atmospheric and contemplative evening for the whole family.

The show is scheduled for 11 cities this time and due to the enormous demand, the siblings play in less places than last year, but chose bigger halls instead. "We have worked a lot on this project in the last few months and added a few new ideas and surprises compared to last year. When deciding for the bigger venues it was important for us to not lose an intimate atmosphere", says Paddy, who newly orchestrates the stage production together with theatre director Joachim Lang. Thus the siblings partially use with theatre seating.

With "Stille Nacht", the siblings want to establish an opposite pole to the countless commercial christmas shows and tell the "Soriginal" christmas story instead. Says Paddy, "With our project we hope to make people think about values, traditions and what is really important in life." How successful they were in achieving this last year was proven by positive reactions coming from media and audience alike.

The siblings are accompanied by an international live band, and also the offspring, the next Kelly generation, will enter the stage on various occasions. And of course: Next to many well-known christmas songs from all over the world, a couple of Kelly-Hits will be heard as well, including "An Angel", "Fell In Love With An Alien", "Why Why Why" or "One More Song".

Further details, photos, video clips und news can be found under www.stillenacht-official.de.

The tour dates are:

12.12.2012 Oldenburg, EWE-Arena (Tickets)
13.12.2012 Hamburg, O2 World (Tickets)
16.12.2012 Dortmund, Westfalenhalle 1* (Tickets)
19.12.2012 Rostock, Stadthalle (Tickets)
20.12.2012 Berlin, Max-Schmeling Halle (Tickets)
22.12.2012 Köln, Lanxess Arena* (Tickets)
23.12.2012 Mannheim, Rosengarten (Tickets)
26.12.2012 Doubleshow, Frankfurt/Main, Jahrhunderthalle* (Tickets)
26.12.2012 Doubleshow, Frankfurt/Main, Jahrhunderthalle* (Tickets)
28.12.2012 Dresden, Messehalle (Tickets)
29.12.2012 Erfurt, Messehalle (Tickets)
30.12.2012 Zwickau, Stadthalle (Tickets)
* with Patricia Kelly

TICKETS are available here:

www.rtl.de/tickets
Hotline: 01805 - 40 47 70

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Tickethotline Ticketmaster:
01805 / 969 000 969
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Tickethotline CTS:
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AGAPE PREMIERE

Paddy kicked off the series of 10 AGAPE evenings with a sold out premier in Düsseldorf.
The spiritual concert with a mixture of old songs such as One more song, Fell in love with an alien, Rain of roses and others, and new spiritual songs which are to go on his upcoming album, was greatly appreciated. His sister Patricia joined in as special guest for a common performance of Calling Heaven. The prayer vigil that followed had a beautiful atmosphere of grace and Paddy was visibly happy throughout the evening, whether in euphoric joy or sunk in contemplation when singing with eyes closed.
See below some new pictures.

Few tickets are left for the remaining AGAPE evenings (see events)






Stern TV broadcasts two-part documentary on Paddy Kelly

HP1 For the first time since his return from his life in the monastery, Paddy Kelly will be featured in a lengthy tv documentary. Stern TV followed him for half a year experiencing him back on stage and in the recording studio, but also during a stay at his former convent and finally accompanied him on a trip to ethiopia last march where he visited aid projects of Caritas International. The report will be broadcasted in two parts on May 16th and 23rd at 10.15 pm on RTL (Germany). On both occasions, Paddy will be a live guest on the show.

Weblink:STERN TV and Caritas International




CD "In Exile"

Paddy Kelly - In Exile

Paddy´s debut solo CD "In Exile" is now available again. The much wanted classic with songs such as, "Pray Pray Pray", "Money Making Machine", "Thanking Blessed Mary" or "Rain of Roses", which knew it´s first release in 2003, is available in a limited quantity until a new release is printed.

Sold out in the moment. Soon available again under Aeskimo.eu.