Dropkick Murphys Tour

Irish-American punk rockers the Dropkick Murphys recently announced dates for their 2013 Australian/North American tour, which is surely music to the ears of legions of dedicated fans, except of course the neo-Nazis. While one expects a bit of drunken aggression at a St. Patrick’s Day season Dropkick Murphys concert, singer Ken Casey took matters into his own hands, literally, when he spotted a fan giving a Nazi salute on stage at their March 13 show at Terminal 5 in New York. Despite some recent threats from Hilter-heiling fans Down Under, the band will be headed to Australia on March 30 to play at the Byron Bay Bluesfest. After a handful of stops, including Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, the tour brings the band back to the US starting on April 6 at The Republik in Honolulu. Major festival stops include Coachella on both April 13 and April 20, Sasquatch! Music Festival on May 26 and Orion Music + More on June 8.

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The Dropkick Murphys, formed in 1996 in Quincy, MA, found early success as the opener for The Mighty Mighty Bosstones‘ 1997 tour. Their continued success over the years can partly be attributed to the fact that they are the Red Sox of the music industry (and in fact are responsible for the Boston baseball team’s theme song, a version of the 1902 tune “Tessie”), with a fiercely dedicated regional fanbase. They also have strong political ties, as long-time supporters of working class and union causes, to say nothing of their willingness to beat down a skinhead at their own show. Their song “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” was also a highlight of the soundtrack to the 2006 Martin Scorcese film The Departed, which only helped cement their status as (drop)-kicking all kinds of ass.

Dropkick Murphys Concert Tickets

Dropkick Murphys Concerts


3/30/13 Byron Bay AU Byron Bay Bluesfes
3/31/13 Newcastle AU Panthers
4/1/13 Sydney AU The Big Top
4/2/13 Melbourne AU Festival Hall
4/4/13 Adelaide AU Thebby
4/6/13 Honolulu HI The Republik
4/12/13 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre
4/13/13 Indio CA Coachella Valley Music
4/14/13 Davis CA Freeborn Hall
4/15/13 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst
4/16/13 San Francisco CA The Warfield
4/17/13 Los Angeles CA Club Nokia
4/20/13 Indio CA Coachella Valley Music
5/26/13 George WA Sasquatch! Music Fest
5/27/13 Boise ID Knitting Factory
5/28/13 Salt Lake City UT In The Venue
5/29/13 Denver CO Fillmore
5/30/13 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theatre
6/1/13 Oklahoma City OK Diamond Ballro
6/2/13 Memphis TN Minglewood Hall
6/3/13 Chattanooga TN Track 29
6/4/13 Raleigh NC The Ritz
6/6/13 Nashville TN Marathon Music Wor
6/7/13 Cincinnati OH Bogart’s
6/8/13 Detroit MI Orion Music + More
6/9/13 Columbus OH LC Pavilion
6/11/13 Stroudsburg PA Sherman Theater
6/12/13 Huntington NY Paramount Theater
6/13/13 Clifton Park NY Upstate Concert
6/14/13 Montebello QC Amnesia Rockfest
6/15/13 Toronto ON Echo Beach at Molson
6/27/13 Gibbons AB Boonstock
6/28/13 Kansas City KS Kanrocksas

Dropkick Murphys Video for “I’m Shipping Up to Boston”