Dropkick Murphys’ Al Barr To Miss The Band’s Upcoming Tours

Dropkick Murphys’ Al Barr will be missing the band’s upcoming tours as he stays home to care for his ailing mother. During his absence, Ken Casey will be handling his parts with special guests.

The band issued the following statement:

“Hello everyone –

We’ve been hard at work rehearsing for the first St. Patrick’s Day Tour in THREE YEARS.

This morning, we have very sad news to tell you. Over the last few months, Al’s Mother, Ingrid, has suffered a series of strokes. She has also been diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. Al, his sister and wife have been caring for Ingrid round the clock for months. Please join all of us in holding Ingrid in your prayers.

Dropkick Murphys have always been about FAMILY. And in the spirit of FAMILY FIRST, Al has had to make the very difficult decision to stay home for the rest of the year to care for his Mom, so he will not be with us on the upcoming tour or in Europe this summer. We appreciate your compassion for Al’s family, and we know as part of our family you will understand and support us in dealing with these difficult times.

THE SHOW WILL GO ON with Ken covering most of Al’s parts…along with some special guests like Jesse Ahern, Mikey Rivkees from the Rumjacks and Jen Razavi from Bombpops joining us on vocals as well. Al will be cheering us on from home – and we will see each and every one of you starting next Monday when the tour kicks off in Reading, PA !!

Love,
Dropkick Murphys”

Dropkick Murphys Announce 2022 “St. Patrick’s Day” Tour With The Bombpops & The Rumjacks

Dropkick Murphys have announced the dates for their 2022 “St. Patrick’s Day” tour. The Bombpops and The Rumjacks will serve as support. Pennywise’s Jim Lindberg will also perform during the trek’s closing date in Boston, MA.

Tour Dates:

02/21 Reading, PA – Santander Arena
02/22 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
02/24 Cleveland, OH – TempleLive Cleveland
02/25 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
02/26 Chicago, IL – Radius
02/27 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
03/01 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
03/02 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
03/03 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
03/04 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
03/06 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
03/07 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
03/08 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
03/10 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
03/11 Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
03/12 Washington, D.C. – Shamrockfest at RFK Festival Grounds (Dropkick Murphys only)
03/14 Albany, NY – Albany Capitol Center
03/15 Portland, ME – State Theatre
03/17 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
03/18 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
03/19 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
03/20 Boston, MA – Roadrunner (with Jim Lindberg) (no The Bombpops)

Dropkick Murphys And Rancid Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Dropkick Murphys and Rancid have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour. The Bronx will open on most dates.

Tour Dates:

08/10 Waite Park, MN – The Ledge Amphitheater
08/11 Kansas City, MO – Grinders
08/13 Lincoln, NE – Lincoln on the Streets
08/14 Wichita, KS – Wave
08/15 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Outside
08/17 Washington, PA – Wild Things Park
08/18 Cincinnati, OH – Smale Park
08/20 Gilford, NH – Bank of N.H. Pavilion
08/21 Worcester, MA – The Palladium Outdoors
08/22 Lewiston, NY – Artpark Amphitheater
08/23 Columbus, OH – Express Live
08/25 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live
08/27 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
08/28 New York, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
08/31 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Music Center
09/01 Bridgeport, CT – Hartford H.C. Amphitheater
09/18 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
09/24 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater (no The Bronx)
09/25 Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Civic Center (no The Bronx)
09/27 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street
09/28 Grand Prairie, TX – Texas Trust Theatre
09/29 Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo
10/01 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom Outdoors
10/02 Sandy, UT – U of U Health Plaza
10/04 Nampa, IN – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
10/05 Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
10/07 Palo Alto, CA – Frost Amphitheater
10/08 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
10/09 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory OC Festival Grounds
10/10 San Diego, CA – Petco Park San Diego
10/12 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
10/13 Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles
10/15 Las Vegas, NV – Virgin Hotels Theater
10/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Shrine

Rancid’s Tim Armstrong commented:

“Looking forward to hitting the road with the Dropkick Murphys again for the second edition of our ‘Boston To Berkeley’ tour. Our good buddies The Bronx will be joining us on tour as well. See ya in the pit!”

Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey added:

“Can’t wait to get back out there and kick the touring door open again. This is a great lineup and we are gonna take the country by storm.”

Dropkick Murphys Premiere “Queen Of Suffolk County” Video

Dropkick Murphys have premiered a new video for their latest single “Queen Of Suffolk County.” This track is from the band’s new album “Turn Up That Dial,” which will be released on April 30.

Dropkick Murphys To Release New Album “Turn Up That Dial” In April, Premiere New Song “Middle Finger”

Dropkick Murphys have announced that their new album “Turn Up That Dial” will be released on April 30. With this news, the band have also premiered a new song titled “Middle Finger.”

“Turn Up That Dial” Track Listing:

01 “Turn Up That Dial”
02 “L-EE-B-O-Y”
03 “Middle Finger”
04 “Queen Of Suffolk County”
05 “Mick Jones Nicked My Pudding”
06 “H.B.D.M.F.”
07 “Good As Gold”
08 “Smash Shit Up”
09 “Chosen Few”
10 “City By The Sea”
11 “I Wish You Were Here”

Ken Casey said the following about the new record:

“On this record, the overall theme is the importance of music, and the bands that made us who we are. We just hope [the album] takes people’s minds off their troubles. We’re so fortunate and grateful to be in the position to share a little happiness in our own way. Our gratitude levels are off the chart. 25 years ago, somebody bet me 30 bucks I couldn’t form a band with three weeks’ notice to open for his band. As kids, we’d never been out of New England and here we are – we’ve made ten records and have been all over the globe. If there’s a message to this album, it’s ‘put your fist up and play it loud.’”

Dropkick Murphys Announce St. Patrick’s Day Livestream Show

Dropkick Murphys will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a livestream concert. The virtual event will take place on March 17 at 4PM PT / 7PM ET. Ken Casey commented:

“Instead of charging for tickets, we’re going to ‘pass the virtual hat’ so you can donate what you’d like to help support us in our efforts to keep paying our employees. When we did the first two free livestreams for charity, our fans were super generous and we raised lots of money for good causes. But frankly, we’ve been out of work for over a year, so this one, we’ve gotta make about us. Of course, a portion will also go to charity, as always!”

Dropkick Murphys Premiere “I Wish You Were Here” Video

Dropkick Murphys have premiered a new video for their song “I Wish You Were Here.” You can get that track in digital outlets and as a 7-inch flexi-disc with their cover of Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”

Dropkick Murphys To Team Up With Bruce Springsteen For “Streaming Outta Fenway” Livestream Performance

Dropkick Murphys will be teaming up with Bruce Springsteen for a special livestreamed performance called “Streaming Outta Fenway.” The event will take place at Boston’s Fenway Park on May 29 at 6PM ET / 3PM PT and it will feature a “double play” consisting of one Dropkick Murphys song and one Springsteen song.

Dropkick Murphys commented:

“HOW ABOUT SOME GOOD NEWS …

On FRIDAY MAY 29 at 6PM Boston time – the lights will be on at the Old Ballpark for STREAMING OUTTA FENWAY !!

We’ll be streaming out to you a FREE FULL ELECTRIC livestream performance from the hallowed grounds of FENWAY PARK IN BOSTON! That’s right – we are gonna be the first band in HISTORY to play right on the dirt and grass of the infield diamond – and we will be doing it FREE – for YOU, THE BEST FANS IN THE WORLD !!

To make sure this is a night to remember, our friend Bruce Springsteen will be joining us remotely for a FENWAY DOUBLE PLAY…. We’ll play together – one of ours + one of his…

This free live stream will have NO AUDIENCE in the stands…. That’s another first – no band has ever played a full show in an empty sports stadium !! This means you get to take part in this show with your rowdy kids and neighbors right from your own living room or backyard…

Our friends at Boston tech company Pegasystems are once again helping us pull off this crazy idea. Big shout out to them – Pega is Boston bred, they have stood by their employees during this crisis – and they‘re rallying other companies to step up to the plate.

Streaming Outta Fenway will raise funds for Boston Resiliency Fund, Habitat for Humanity Greater Bostonand Feeding America. These organizations put their donations to work NOW – to help real people in need.

If YOU want to add to the contributions of DKM and the sponsors, you can – and you don’t even have to wait until the stream starts. You can DONATE NOW !! TEXT TO DONATE by texting “DONATE” to 404-994-3559

We can’t wait to play for you on MAY 29 at 6PM Boston time!!”