Dropkick Murphys Add Boston Dates To St. Patrick’s Day North American Tour

Dropkick Murphys–Boston Music Awards’ 2011 “Artist of the Year” and “Live Artist of the Year”–have expanded their 2012 St. Patrick’s Day North American Tour with shows at Boston’s House Of Blues on March 15 and 16. A limited number of presale tickets for these two shows are available at www.dropkickmurphys.com through December 9.

Look for additional Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day week hometown shows to be announced in January, including a Sunday, March 18 performance to benefit their charity The Claddagh Fund. The annual Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day North American Tour–this year with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Soulssupporting on most shows–kicks off February 22 in Toronto and wraps with the band’s second appearance at Washington, DC’s ShamrockFest (March 24).

As previously announced, a deluxe digital edition of the group’s critically acclaimed Going Out In Style CD–on the band-owned Born & Bred Records–was just released November 21. The package includes a companion digital release–Live From Fenway–recorded on September 8 and 9 in front of 20,000 Dropkick Murphys fans at the band’s sold out headlining dates at Boston’s legendary ballpark. An expanded physical version of the deluxe CD package will be released in March 2012.

Going Out In Style debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 in March and has received overwhelming praise, with USA Today declaring it “funny, moving, inspiring and, above all, entertaining.” Lorraine Ali of the Los Angeles Times and Newsweek noted, “Finally a reason for America’s working class to celebrate.”

Catch Dropkick Murphys–Al 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
European Dates:
Thu 1/26 Brussels, Belgium Forest National Club
Fri 1/27 Hanover, Germany AWD Hall
Sat 1/28 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
Sun 1/29 Berlin, Germany Columbia Halle
Mon 1/30 Leipzig, Germany Haus Auensee
Tue 1/31 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
Wed 2/1 Ludwigsburg, Germany Arena Ludwigsberg
Thu 2/2 Paris, France Olympia
Fri 2/3 Turin, Italy Pala Ruffini
Sat 2/4 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex
Sun 2/5 Eindhoven, Netherlands Klokgebouw
Mon 2/6 Dusseldorf, Germany Phillips Hall
Wed 2/8 Liverpool, UK O2 Academy
Thur 2/9 Dublin, Ireland Vicar Street
Fri 2/10 London, UK The Roundhouse
Sat 2/11 Glasgow, Scotland Barrowlands

North American St. Patrick’s Day Tour with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls:
Wed 2/22 Toronto, ON Sound Academy *
Thu 2/23 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian
Fri 2/24 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center (Admirals Game) *
Sat 2/25 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Mon 2/27 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Tue 2/28 Houston, TX House Of Blues
Wed 2/29 Austin, TX Emo’s East
Thu 3/1 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Sat 3/3 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
(Tickets on sale 12/9)
Sun 3/4 Orlando, FL House Of Blues
Mon 3/5 Tampa, FL Ritz Ybor
Tue 3/6 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Wed 3/7 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
Fri 3/9 Atlantic City, NJ House Of Blues
Sat 3/10 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
Sun 3/11 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
Thu 3/15 Boston, MA House Of Blues
Fri 3/16 Boston, MA House Of Blues
Sat 3/17 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena (matinee show)
Sat 3/17 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena (evening show)
Sun 3/18 Boston, MA TBA
Sat 3/24 Washington, DC ShamrockFest ‘12

* No Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls on these dates


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