Sixty shows. Fifty states. Forty days. What could go wrong? Find out when beloved Irish band The Black Donnellys set out to break this ambitious world record, when Vision Films and Frequency Pictures present An Irish Story: This Is My Home.
Following The Black Donnellys’ Dave Rooney and Dave Browne’s journey across the United States, this joyous and inspiring documentary shows the power music has to bring people together and the positive effect immigration has had on the country. Directed by Karl Nickoley and featuring original music by The Black Donnellys, An Irish Story: This Is My Home arrives on DVD and video on demand in time for St Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2020.
The Las Vegas-based Irish band, The Black Donnellys are no strangers to world records, with Dave Browne currently holding the Guinness World Record for guitar playing for over 114 hours straight! The band, who is currently in residency at Mandalay Bay, chased after their newest challenge to complete 60 shows across 50 states in 40 days with passion and resilience, despite natural disasters, injuries, financial difficulties and transport troubles.
The Black Donnellys will launch An Irish Story: This Is My Home at Ye Olde King’s Head in Santa Monica on Thursday, March 12, and will be performing music from the film. The band will also be playing the following shows:
- March 13 – Sage Buch, Los Angeles, CA
- March 15 – Folktale Winery, Carmel, CA
- March 16 – Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV
- March 17 – Rí Rá Irish Pub-Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
- March 18 – Flying X, Lake Havasu, AZ
- March 20 – Pub 32 – Costa Mesa, CA
- March 21 – Anchor Bar, Costa Mesa, CA
Pursuing the American Dream in an RV, The Black Donnellys embark on an adventure to set a Guinness World Record, playing 60 shows in all 50 US states in just 40 days. These rambunctious, guitar-slinging, pint-drinking Irish immigrants connect with fans through music on an emotional whirlwind road trip full of friendship, original music, and laughter.
An Irish Story; This Is My Home will be available on digital on March 17 for an SRP of $4.99 – $9.99 from platforms including iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox, Amazon, and FandangoNow, as well as cable affiliates everywhere and to buy on DVD for $12.99 online at all major retailers.