Boston Strong – This show had the potential to be one for the ages with predominately Boston based musical acts all coming together to help aid our own in the wake of one the most heinous acts of terror we have seen on U.S. soil. Huge bands, legendary solo performers, some stellar Boston based comics and throw in a few Boston sports legends how can it go wrong? Trust me there were moments of boredom, bewilderment, and bedlam but there also very touching moments and heartfelt speeches and even a poem prior to the first band playing! So the biggest question of the night was, WHY was this concert not broadcast on any local channels? It’s so obvious to me that so much more money could have been raised for the victims if a phone number had been scrolled down the bottom of the screen during the roughly five hour concert. It’s done all the time..on occasion even helping to aid international tragic events let alone one that hits so close to home as the Boston Marathon bombings. Whatever the reason it’s just a shame some of the more moving tributes and meaningful gestures were not seen by the millions that were not at the event but only by the thousands of us lucky enough to be there in person, but could have been very easily. All in all a very moving event with a few surprises and a “smoking gun” so to speak that occurred in my section. More on that later. Read more
It doesn’t feel like St. Patrick’s Day in Boston until the Dropkick Murphys hit the stage. The hometown boys kicked off the first of many performances over the next few days last night (March 15) at the TD Garden.
TWRY was on hand to capture it for you, check out our photos below.
March 15, 2013
TD Garden – Boston, MA
Photos by: Ilya Mirman
September 8, 2011
Fenway Park – Worcester, MA
Photos by: Mary Ouellette
Dropkick Murphys have announced the first annual Shamrock-N-Roll Festival. The touring festival will feature Dropkick Murphys, Street Dogs, Chuck Ragan, The Mahones, The Parkington Sisters and local bands, as well as additional yet-to-be-announced national acts performing on two alternating stages. A boxing demonstration and signing with special guest, renowned boxer “Irish” Micky Ward (The Fighter), will also be featured at the family friendly, all-ages festival.
The Dropkick Murphys Shamrock-N-Roll Festival will kick off with the September 8 and 9 sold-out hometown shows at Boston’s Fenway Park and will visit Bangor, ME; Altamont, NY; Pittsburgh, PA; Columbus, OH; Portsmouth, VA; Rochester, NY and Philadelphia, PA. Dropkick Murphys Shamrock-N-Roll Festival will feature a main stage and acoustic stage, along with kid-friendly activities. The full lineup will be announced soon.
Tickets for most shows go on sale this Friday or Saturday. For the previously announced Fenway Park shows, 18,000 tickets sold out in just 45 minutes. Go to www.DropkickMurphys.com to purchase tickets and for full details about Dropkick Murphys Shamrock-N-Roll Festival. $1 from every ticket sold will benefit the band’s charity, The Claddagh Fund (www.claddaghfund.org). In addition, $1 from every ticket sold for the September 11 show in Altamont will be donated to 9/11 charities. Check out the full list of dates below.
Thursday, September 8 Boston, MA Fenway Park
Friday, September 9 Boston, MA Fenway Park
Saturday, September 10 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
Sunday, September 11 Altamont, NY Altamont Fairgrounds
Monday, September 12 Pittsburgh, PA Trib Total Media Amphitheatre
Tuesday, September 13 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
Thursday, September 15 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
Saturday, September 17 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
Sunday, September 18 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory Lot
Tuesday, October 11 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
Wednesday, October 12 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
Friday, October 14 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Casino
Saturday, October 15 Los Angeles, CA The Palladium
Wednesday, February 8 Liverpool, UK O2 Academy
Friday, February 10 London, UK The Roundhouse
Saturday, February 11 Glasgow, Scotland Barrowlands
Dropkick Murphys have announced North American summer tour dates in support of their new CD Going Out In Style.
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 Hootenanny in Irvine, CA. This run of summer shows wraps with a July 8 performance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest. These shows will be bookended by European festival dates in April and August. Check out the European dates as well as the North American dates below:
Dropkick Murphys Tour Dates:
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
In the city of Boston and the surrounding areas, March belongs to the Dropkick Murphys. With their new album Going Out In Style out at the beginning of the month and closing out their latest tour with over a week’s worth of shows in the New England area, you could say the band did do just that…went out in style.
Starting off in CT before heading to RI, followed by back to back to back shows at The House of Blues in Boston, the band kept the party going throughout, so much so in fact that Bruce Springsteen joined them onstage at their last House of Blues show to jam out a few songs with them.
We caught up with the band for their show at The Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA on Saturday night. A larger venue only seemed to add fuel to frenzied excitement of the diehard Dropkick fans and that energy was infectious, it’s very hard to not leave a Dropkicks show with a big smile on your face. It’s always sad when these shows come to an end but we can all take solace in one small thing – there’s always next year! LET’S GO MURPHYS!
Check out our photos from the show in Lowell below:
March 19, 2011
The Tsongas Center – Lowell, MA
Photos by: Mary Ouellette
Dropkick Murphys have released an advance stream of their new song “Take ‘Em Down” in support of the thousands of Wisconsin union workers who are protesting the governor’s budget plan. The song is available here or here.
From the band:
Hey Everyone the Dropkick Murphys would like to take a moment to acknowledge the struggles of the working people of Wisconsin and to pledge our support and solidarity by releasing the song “Take Em Down” from our upcoming album. We think it’s appropriate at the moment and hope you like it.
We have also created a limited edition “Take ‘Em Down” t-shirt which will be available for sale shortly at www.dropkickmurphys.com/merch. Proceeds from the “Take ‘Em Down” t-shirt sales will benefit Workers’ Rights Emergency Response Fund (https://afl.salsalabs.com/o/4002/wi-response).
We’ll see you in Wisconsin in a few days.
Alright Boston, March is creeping in, you know what that means – DROPKICK MURPHYS time! This year though, along with their annual local shows, the band will be releasing their new album Going Out In Style on March 1st.
To celebrate their release we have a killer prize pack to give away to one lucky fan that includes:
An autographed Going Out In Style CD
A poster & a sticker
Here’s how to enter: send an email to email@example.com with the subject “Dropkick Murphys”. Include your name, email address, and mailing address. One lucky winner will be selected on February 25th and notified via email. Contest only open to US residents.
*Contest ends on February 25, 2011
Also, Beginning February 16th, Dropkick Murphys will kick off their “13 Days of Going Out in Style” on their facebook page. Each day they will release some exclusive content so follow them on Facebook to partake. You can also follow them on Twitter for some cool giveaways too!
Every year the Dropkick Murphys outdo themselves with their local St. Patrick’s Day shows – and we hesitate to even call them shows as they are more of an event at the very least. Last year they played six straight days at the House of Blues, this year they’ll take over the House of Blues again on Thursday March 17th and Friday March 18th and then the celebration will culminate on March 19th when the Dropkicks take their show to an all new level at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA – a venue big enough for everyone!
Tickets for all three shows will go on-sale beginning Saturday October 16th at 10:00 am. Tickets are available at LiveNation.com, by calling (866) 722-8780 or at the Tsongas Center Box Office.
The Dropkick Murphys have announced a handful of tour dates including spending some time on Warped Tour. Check out the dates and locations below:
Date City Venue
8/5 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
8/6 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Vans Warped Tour:
8/7 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairgrounds
8/8 Denver, CO Invesco Field
8/11 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
8/12 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/13 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
8/14 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
8/15 Hillsboro, OR Washington County Fairgrounds