Ireland's Corrs Hoping To Bring Chart Magic To States

The Irish singing family known as the Corrs is hoping to parlay a bit of its U.K. chart success into Stateside gold as well with a well-timed tour.

After playing New York on St. Patrick's Day, the three comely sisters and one brother are rolling onto select U.S. cities to spread a bit of the magic they found abroad.

The group has taken Europe by storm with its 1998 release, "Talk On Corners," which was named the number one album in the U.K. last year and is still holding the top slot on the U.K. charts. The success of that record builds on that of their 1995 debut, "Forgiven, Not Forgotten" which is still at number five this week after three years in stores.

"The Irish are very cool about success," the group's Sharon Caroline told our friends in MTV Europe of what success has meant for the band. "You know, they have a tendency to just go 'Hi, how's it going?' U2 could be walking down Grafton

St. in Dublin and people will just nod at you and stuff like that... It's very comfortable at home in Ireland. We played a concert recently, two concerts recently in Dublin, and we had such a wonderful reception." [28.8 RealVideo]

The Corrs recently broadened their U.S. fanbase with a string of shows opening for the Rolling Stones in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Here's where you can still catch the Corrs in the U.S.:

  • 3/19 - Boston, MA @ Avalon
  • 3/21 - Chicago, IL @ Park West
  • 3/25 - San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
  • 3/28 - West Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues