Beantown Favorites – Dropkick Murphys On Tour Wrapping Up With Hometown Boston Shows March 14 — 17, 2019
Including Dropkick Murphys — Micky Ward St. Patrick’s Day Blowout — Live In Lowell, MA On March 16
Support Acts to Include – Check Local Show Listings: The Devil Makes Three, The Interrupters, Booze & Glory, Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One, Amigo The Devil, Stop Calling Me Frank, & More
When there are Boston sports championships to be won, you know what is next, victory parades and of course, Dropkick Murphys. Both go hand in hand around these parts. And what better way to lead in and celebrate St. Patty’s Day in New England than taking in a Dropkick Murphys show in a city near you.
Fresh off the float after leading the World Series victory parade for their hometown Boston Red Sox, Dropkick Murphys have announced the dates for their 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Tour. This yearly sold out run of shows celebrates the band’s Celtic folk influence and is attended by fans from around the world. The tour launches February 17 in Poughkeepsie, NY and brings the band back to Boston, MA for four hometown performances (March 14, 15, 16, 17) during St. Patrick’s Day week.
On March 16th is the Dropkick Murphys — Micky Ward St. Patrick’s Day Blowout — Live In Lowell, MA at Tsongas Center will feature two shows: a Dropkick Murphys matinee show with special guests including The Devil Makes Three, and an Aftershow Party featuring Professional Boxing and a Dropkick Murphys special electric set including covers, special guest vocalists, and fan karaoke. For those attending the full day of festivities, there will be an outdoor carnival between shows with food, beer, a bounce house and a dunk tank. Three ticket options will be available: Matinee concert ticket, Night show + boxing, and Matinee/Night 2-show combo ticket.
Tickets for all shows are on sale at www.DropkickMurphys.com.
Ken Casey, Dropkick Murphys’ vocalist / bassist / founder, said, “Pack up the van (okay, okay, it’s a bus), we’re rolling again and looking forward to bringing the party to your town this February and March 2019. It’s our favorite time of year to play for the best, most dedicated fans on Earth. God bless you all. We promise to leave it all on the stage again this time around!!!!”
Tour dates for Dropkick Murphys’ 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Tour are listed below. All shows will be supported by Booze & Glory, Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One and Amigo The Devil unless otherwise noted. The Boston shows will also feature support bands The Devil Makes Three, The Interrupters and Stop Calling Me Frank, with additional openers to be announced in the coming weeks.
End your St. Patrick’s Day in Boston style, by celebrating with Dropkick Murphys at The House of Blues in Boston.
Remaining Tour Dates:
Wed., 2/27 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Fri., 3/1 New Orleans, LA The Fillmore
Sat., 3/2 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
Mon., 3/4 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live
Tue., 3/5 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
Wed., 3/6 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues *
Fri., 3/8 North Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
Sat., 3/9 Knoxville, TN The Mill & Mine
Sun., 3/10 Richmond, VA The National
Mon., 3/11 Lancaster, PA Freedom Hall
Tue., 3/12 Portland, ME State Theatre
Thu., 3/14 Boston, MA House Of Blues +
Fri., 3/15 Boston, MA House Of Blues ^
Sat., 3/16 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center %
Sun., 3/17 Boston, MA House Of Blues #
* with Booze & Glory, Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One
+ with The Interrupters, Stop Calling Me Frank
^ with Booze & Glory, Amigo The Devil
% with The Devil Makes Three, Booze & Glory
# with Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One, TBA
Dropkick Murphys, 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory
Dropkick Murphys is Al Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, mellotron, whistles, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, acoustic guitars, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, percussion, vocals), James Lynch (guitar, vocals). Their most recent album, 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory, released through the band’s own Born & Bred Records in 2017, debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and was the #1 independently released album. There’s a feeling of purpose throughout the album, influenced by the band’s work with The Claddagh Fund, a charity the band established in 2009 to help support addiction recovery as well as children’s and veterans’ organizations. Dropkick Murphys are hands-on in raising funds, mentoring, and lending a helping hand with veterans, youth sports, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Many of the songs reflect these experiences, and the band’s sadness, anger and dismay at the opiate epidemic ravaging the country — in particular, Boston and New England — and also their feeling of pride and optimism at the sight of those who have turned their lives around. Dropkick Murphys have become ambassadors for their city. In Boston, it seems like everybody knows someone connected to the band whether by blood, friendship, or the time they shared a brew at a Bruins game. They’ve built a legacy that does Beantown proud.
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