Dropkick Murphys celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Bruce Springsteen


After a whirlwind St. Patrick’s Day week including the band’s annual run of sold-out Boston-area shows-complete with a guest performance by Bruce Springsteen–and an appearance on NPR’s “On Point”Dropkick Murphys have announced North American summer tour dates in support of their critically acclaimed new CD Going Out In Style (Born & Bred Records/ILG), which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200, marking the group’s highest chart debut to date.
Additionally, MTV premiered their new music video “Memorial Day.” Watch it here:


The trek kicks off with a May 28 Memorial Day Weekend headlining performance at the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in downtown Las Vegas.  Dropkick Murphys will then launch a string of shows starting June 19 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.The tour is highlighted by a headlining slot at the annual 4th of July weekend Hootenannyin Irvine, CA, where DKM will join such artists as Reverend Horton Heat, Murder City Devils, Supersuckers, Swingin’ Utters, Royal Crown Revue, John Doe and more. These shows will be bookended by European festival dates in April and August.
Going Out In Style is receiving overwhelming praise, with USA Today declaring it “funny, moving, inspiring and, above all, entertaining,” while the New York Times applauds the band’s “gruff punk with some rowdy Irish roots and offer no mercy for posers or phonies.” Elsewhere, the video for “Going Out In Style“–which features guest appearances by a slew of Boston-based celebrities, aswell as NHL Hall of Famer Bobby Orr (Boston Bruins alumni), and fellow musicians Fat Mike (NOFX) and Chris Cheney (The Living End)–was featured at #1 on Rolling Stone‘s “Hot List,” while the CD landed the #1 spot on the magazine’s Local Favorite’s chart in the March 31, 2011 issue.
The band’s recent live shows have drawn equal accolades for what the Boston Herald calls “vital new music.” “[Al] Barr and [Ken] Casey are the best tag-team vocal barkers in punk, trading verses constantly,” the Herald continues. “DKM songs are sharp and smart, rife with populist and pro-labor sentiments.” Adds the Boston Globe, “Dropkick Murphys still have the punchy energy of a street-punk band, yet the septet has settled into the role of ambassador of all things blue-collar Boston.”
Dropkick Murphys surprised fans at the House of Blues in Boston when Bruce Springsteen joined the group on stage for a performance of “Peg ‘O My Heart,” “Badlands” and “I’m Shipping Up To Boston.”  
Here are a few highlights from Dropkick Murphys‘ St. Patrick’s Day week:
  • March 14: Joined by boxer Micky Ward at the opening of Ken Casey’s new restaurant and sports bar The Whiskey Republic in Providence, RI
  • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day interview and acoustic performance on NPR’s “On Point with Tom Ashbrook.”
  • March 17: ESPN interview with Ken Casey, Scruffy Wallace and Matt Kelly
  • March 17: “Memorial Day” video premieres on MTV2 and mtvU
  • March 18: Dropkick Murphys joined onstage by Bruce Springsteen at House of Blues in Boston for “Peg ‘O My Heart,” “Badlands” and “I’m Shipping Up To Boston”
  • March 19: Cinemax “Max Tour Stories” airs with DKM’s Ken Casey, Al Barr, James Lynch and Tim Brennan
  • March 20: Performed an intimate set for fansat Boston’s Paradise Club to raise money for The Claddagh Fund
Catch Dropkick MurphysAl Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, whistle, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, vocals), James Lynch (guitar, vocals), and Scruffy Wallace (bagpipes)–on tour in the following cities:
Date                                        City                                          Venue
Friday, April 15                        Strasbourg, France                 Artefact Festival
Saturday, April 16                    Bielefeld, Germany                 Ringlokschuppen
Sunday, April 17                      Lund, Sweden                         Färs & Frosta Sparbank Arena
Monday, April 18                      Oslo, Norway                          Spektrum
Tuesday, April 19                    Stockholm, Sweden                Arenan
Thursday, April 21               
    Erfurt, Germany                      Thuringen Hall
Friday, April 22                        Zurich, Switzerland                 Give It A Name Festival
Saturday, April 23                    Meerhout, Belgium                  Groezrock
Sunday, April 24                      Schjindel, The Netherlands     Paaspop
Monday, April 25                     München, Germany                Zenith
Tuesday, April 26                     Milan, Italy                        Loud And Proud Festival at Alcatraz
Thursday, April 28                   Barcelona, Spain                    Sala Razzmatazz 1
Friday, April 29                       Madrid, Spain                        Sala Riviera
Saturday, April 30                   Bilbao, Spain                          Sala Rockstar
Saturday, May 28                    Las Vegas, NV                      Punk Rock Bowling 
Sunday, June 19                     Winnipeg, MB                          Burton Cummings Theatre
Tuesday, June 21                   Saskatoon, SK                        Odeon Events Centre
Wednesday, June 22              Edmonton, AB                         Edmonton Event Center
Thursday, June 23                  Calgary, AB                             MacEwan Hall
Saturday, June 25                   Vancouver, BC                        Commodore Ballroom
Sunday, June 26                     Vancouver, BC                        Commodore Ballroom
Monday, June 27                     Seattle, WA                             Paramount Theatre
Tuesday, June 28                   Portland, OR                           Roseland Theatre
Wednesday, June 29              San Francisco, CA                 Warfield Theatre
Saturday, July 2                      Irvine, CA                                 Hootenanny (Oak Canyon)
Sunday, July 3                        Tempe, AZ                              The Marquee
Tuesday, July 5                       San Antonio, TX                      Sunset Station
Wednesday, July 6                 Oklahoma City, OK                 Diamond Ballroom
Friday, August 12                    Püttlingen, Germany               Rocco Del Schlacko
Saturday, August 13               Eschwege, Germany              Open Flair
Sunday, August 14                  Rothenburg, Germany            Taubertal
Friday, August 19                    St. Pölten, Austria                   Frequency Festival
Saturday, August 20               Lüdinghausen, Germany        Area 4
Sunday, August 21                  Großpösna, Germany             Highfield
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