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Celebrating 25 incredible years of the band, Boston-Irish punks Dropkick Murphys are announcing their biggest UK & Ireland EVER!
Hot from the release of their critically acclaimed, 10th new album Turn Up That Dial, the band are sharing their February 2021 arena dates, which will see them visit Manchester, Newcastle, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Cardiff, Brighton & Birmingham, before an enormous, rabble-rousing show at London’s SSE Wembley Arena on the 26th. Full details are below…
15 Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
16 Newcastle O2 City Hall
18 Dublin 3Arena
19 Belfast The Telegraph Building
22 Glasgow The SSE Hydro
23 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
24 Brighton Centre
25 Birmingham O2 Academy
26 London The SSE Wembley Arena
“Dropkicks are so excited to be back playing Ireland and the UK again. You’ve all treated us so well over the last 25 years, and it is a privilege to play for such amazing audiences” explains Ken Casey on the new tour dates.
Tickets will go on general sale at 9am this Friday 7th May and more info can be found at DropkickMurphys.com.
Dropkick Murphys have a long history of giving back and finding creative ways to connect with fans, and they’ve continued this tradition throughout the pandemic. On St. Patrick’s Day 2020, just as COVID-19 was hitting critical mass in the United States, Dropkick Murphys held their Streaming Up From Boston live stream event in lieu of their normal Boston Blowout St. Patrick’s Day celebration. To date, it’s been watched more than 13 million times across platforms, and raised more than £40,000 through the band’s charitable organization, The Claddagh Fund.
In May 2020, they masterminded the historic Streaming Outta Fenway live stream. Taking the infield at Fenway Park instruments in-hand, it stood out as the first-ever music event without an in-person audience at a major sports venue, and the first music performance directly on the infield at Fenway. Bruce Springsteen joined on the Jumbotron for a two-song “Double Play” of DKM’s “Rose Tattoo” and his “American Land.” Most importantly, they hauled in £500,000-plus to benefit charities such as Boston Resiliency Fund, Feeding America®, and Habitat for Humanity, Greater Boston.
About Dropkick Murphys: Dropkick Murphys proudly remain Boston’s rock ‘n’ roll underdogs turned champions. Since 1996, the boys have thrown down with the kind of rock ‘n’ roll that’s meant to be chanted at last call, in packed arenas, and during the fourth quarter, third period, or ninth inning of a comeback rally.
With a celebrated discography including 2005’s gold-selling Warrior’s Code and the near double-platinum classic “I’m Shipping Up To Boston,” they’ve quietly moved 8 million-plus units worldwide. Whether you caught a legendary gig at The Rathskeller (The Rat) under Kenmore Square, found the band by taking the T to Newbury Comics to cop Do Or Die in ’98, discovered them in Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning The Departed, or saw ‘em throw down at Coachella(or one of hundreds of other festivals), you’ve become a part of their extended family. Among many accolades, they’ve earned three Top 10 albums on the Billboard Top 200, generated half-a-billion streams, and sold out gigs on multiple continents. Not to mention, The Signed and Sealed in Blood standout “Rose Tattoo” graced Loudwire’s “Top 66 Best Of The Decade Rock Songs” at #21 with a bullet.
Most recently, 2017’s 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory (released through the band’s own Born & Bred Records), bowed at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and emerged as the #1 independently released album. In 2021, they return with their tenth full-length album.