Marcus Performing Arts Center
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Famous bagpipe band, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, set to rock Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall on November 19!

Tickets On Sale on Friday, September 11!

By - Sep 3rd, 2015 08:34 am
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

MILWAUKEE, WI (Thursday, September 3, 2015) – Marcus Center Presents series, sponsored by Envoy Restaurant and Lounge, will kick off its season with the hit bagpipe group from Scotland, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 pm in Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall. Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 11 at 12:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Marcus Center Box Office at 929 North Water Street, online at or or by phone at 414-273-7206. Groups 10 or more SAVE! and should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers have quickly become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet – ever! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it carries its own health warning. The band’s achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and Rock/Pop Anthems which they proudly call ‘Bagrock’. There has never been anything quite like the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. In the intimate space of Vogel Hall you can sit a little closer to the fire and feel the Chilli heat!

The group gained triple platinum album status for the third album and DVD – ‘Blast Live’ and has been awarded twice for ‘Best Live Act in Scotland.’  There has been over 2 million views on YouTube of their viral cover of the Avicci track ‘Wake Me Up’ and they have sold out tours, gigs and festivals in UK, USA, China, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Ukraine, Barbados, Dubai, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and India. They’re also winners of the BBC Prime Time talent show ‘When Will I Be Famous’ and have performed regularly for A-List showbiz, sporting stars and Royalty – Ewan McGregor, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Alex Ferguson, Gary Player, The Scottish Rugby Team, Her Majesty the Queen and Samuel L Jackson.

More information on the Red Hot Chilli Pipers is available at


Established in 1969, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is the premier performing arts venue in Southeastern Wisconsin. As the Marcus Center moves into its 46th year, it continues to set the standard for high-quality arts entertainment in the region and the state. The touring Broadway series is recognized as bringing the best of Broadway entertainment to Milwaukee for the past 19 years. The Marcus Center is also the home to the Milwaukee Symphony, Milwaukee Ballet, Florentine Opera, First Stage plus a variety of other important community and family events throughout the year. For more information about events visit the Marcus Center website at  The Marcus Center is a private 501(c) 3 corporation.

Experience Relaxed, Sophisticated Fine Dining at Envoy Restaurant & Lounge, Milwaukee

Envoy, located in the iconic Ambassador Hotel, offers classic American cuisine with global influences.  Ingredients feature artisan, local and seasonal products.  Envoy offers breakfast and lunch dinner in an atmosphere that transports guests to a time when patrons “tripped the light fantastic”.  Guests of Envoy experience the legendary service that generations have come to expect from a staff that is simply “the bee’s knees”.  Envoy offers nostalgic cocktails from the hotel’s original menu, written in 1928.  In addition to half priced appetizers, Envoy Lounge’s happy hour offers buy one martini or nostalgic cocktail and receive the next at 1928’s price.  Guests who dine at Envoy are invited to enjoy complimentary parking and shuttle service to and from destinations in the downtown Milwaukee area, including the Marcus Center for the performing Arts.  Visit for more information and reservations.

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