Dropkick Murphys Announce 2023 “St. Patrick’s Day Tour”

Dropkick Murphys have announced the dates for their 2023 “St. Patrick’s Day Tour.” The Rumjacks and Jesse Ahern will open on most dates.

Tour Dates:

With The Rumjacks and Jesse Ahern:

03/01 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
03/02 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
03/03 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
03/04 St. Petersburg, FL – Janus Live
03/05 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
03/07 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
03/09 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
03/10 Louisville, KY – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
03/11 Milwaukee, WI – UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (Dropkick Murphys only)
03/12 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe
03/13 Columbus, OH – Kemba Live!
03/14 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

Dropkick Murphys:

03/16 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway (with Turnpike Troubadours and Nikki Lane)
03/17 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway (with Turnpike Troubadours and The Rumjacks)
03/18 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway (with Turnpike Troubadours and Jesse Ahern)
03/19 Boston, MA – House of Blues (with The Rumjacks and Jesse Ahern)

Dropkick Murphys Premiere “Two 6’s Upside Down” Video

Dropkick Murphys have shared an official video for “Two 6’s Upside Down” from their upcoming album “This Machine Still Kills Fascists.” That effort will be released on September 30 and it will feature tracks with lyrics from Woody Guthrie. Ken Casey commented:

“Two 6’s Upside Down” is a forlorn gambler’s lament, awash in love and loss, murder and punishment. ‘Two 6’s Upside Down’ is acoustic, but it’s still tough. It’s edgy and these lyrics are menacing. We just wanted to show right out of the gate that even though this album is acoustic, it’s still going to have some fire.”

Dropkick Murphys To Release New Album “This Machine Still Kills Fascists” In September

Dropkick Murphys will be releasing a new album, titled “This Machine Still Kills Fascists,” on September 30. The effort will feature tracks with lyrics from Woody Guthrie.

“This Machine Still Kills Fascists” Track Listing:

01. “Two 6’s Upside Down”
02. “Talking Jukebox”
03. “All You Fonies”
04. “Never Git Drunk No More” (feat. Nikki Lane)
05. “Ten Times More”
06. “The Last One” (feat. Evan Felker)
07. “Cadillac, Cadillac”
08. “Waters Are A’risin”
09. “Where Trouble Is At”
10. “Dig A Hole” (feat. Woody Guthrie)

Woody’s daughter Nora Guthrie commented:

“I collected lyrics on all kinds of topics…lyrics that seemed to be needed to be said – or screamed – today. Ken Casey is a master at understanding Woody’s lyrics, which can be complicated, long, deadly serious, or totally ridiculous. DKM is capable of delivering them all.”

Guitarist James Lynch continued:

“Nora gave us the privilege of going through the archives and selecting some lyrics to use. The common thread that I see through everything was this love for people and this understanding of the universal truth that there is no one person fundamentally better than another person.”

Singer Ken Casey added:

“Woody Guthrie, he’s the original punk. He went against the grain, he fought the good fight, he spoke up and sang about his beliefs. I’m motivated by reading what he wrote and am inspired by his courage. One man and a guitar – it’s powerful stuff.”

With this news, the band have also announced an acoustic tour with Jaimie Wyatt and Jesse Ahern:

09/01 Allentown, PA – The Great Allentown Fair *
09/02 Essex Junction, VT – Champlain Valley Fair *
09/03 Syracuse, NY – The Great New York State Fair *
09/16 West Springfield, MA – The Big E *
10/20 Concord, NH – Capitol Center for the Arts
10/21 Providence, RI – Veterans Memorial Auditorium
10/22 Atlantic City, NJ – Caesars Atlantic City – Circus Maximus
10/24 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
10/25 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
10/27 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
10/28 Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
10/29 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
10/30 Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre
11/01 Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater
11/02 Omaha, NE – The Holland Center
11/03 Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
11/05 Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum Theatre
11/06 Silverado, CA – Oak Canyon Park (Punk In The Park) *
11/08 Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
11/09 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
11/10 Monterey, CA – Golden State Theatre
11/11 Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Resort & Casino – Grande Expo Hall
11/13 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
11/16 Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
11/17 Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place Theater
11/18 Chesterfield, MO – The Factory
11/19 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

* Festival or fair date with full electric show (no Jaime Wyatt and Jesse Ahern)

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 !!

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!”