Red Hot Chilli Pipers are set for a rare Hudson Valley appearance this Sunday, March 6 in Middletown.

Celtic rockers Red Hot Chilli Pipers from Scotland formed in 2002 and became a global phenomenon after winning a BBC talent show contest in 2007. The band's lineup features three highland bagpipers and a traditional marching snare backed by a 5 to 7 piece band.

"Bagrock"

Since forming, the band has combined guitars, keyboards, drums, and bagpipes to create 'bagrock' sound. The band performs a fusion of traditional pipe tunes and contemporary pieces, with notable covers including "We Will Rock You" by Queen, "Clocks" by Coldplay, "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple, "Don't Stop Believing by Journey, and AC/DC's "Thunderstruck".

High-profile performances for the band include the T in the Park Festival in 2004 performing alongside The Darkness and their own performance at T in the Park in 2014.

The Stars Love Them

Paul McCartney was quoted as saying, "These are my boys!" after rocking out to a performance from the band.

Actor Ewen McGregor said "Awesome!", after guesting on drums with the band.

“Gotta get me some of that Red Hot Chilli Pipers!  I WANT some!” tweeted actor Samuel Jackson after seeing the band perform on NBC in the summer of 2012.

Where are the Chilli Pipers performing and how can I get tickets?

Red Hot Chilli Pipers will be at the Paramount Theatre in Middletown this Sunday, March 6 at 3 pm. For tickets and info, check out the official Paramount Theatre website here. This show looks fun!

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