Dropkick Murphys announce dates for St. Patrick's Day tour as they keep up an old tradition

The Celtic punk rockers are shipping up to Boston for a four-night residency during St. Patrick's Weekend


                            Dropkick Murphys announce dates for St. Patrick's Day tour as they keep up an old tradition

Dropkick Murphys have a longstanding tradition of announcing a tour that leads up to a residency in their hometown of Boston. It's one of the more pleasant events on a day which is otherwise wrought by cringeworthy cultural appropriation, especially in the mass media. Continuing the tradition, the Celtic punk rockers have announced a 2019 tour leading up to a four-night Boston-area run that concludes on Saint Patrick's Day (March 17).

The 22-date outing kicks off on February 17 in Poughkeepsie, New York and includes stops in Witchita, Tulsa, Miami Beach, and Knoxville before concluding with four nights in Boston over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend.

Of particular note is the band’s March 16 matinee show at Tsonga Arena in Lowell, MA, which will be followed by an aftershow party featuring professional boxing and a special Dropkick electric set featuring covers, special guest vocalists, and fan karaoke, Consequence of Sound reports. There will also be an outdoor carnival between shows with food, beer, a bounce house and a dunk tank!



 

Joining the Murphys for their four-night Boston run are The Interrupters, Booze & Glory, The Devil Makes Three, and Stop Calling Me Frank. Booze & Glory will also be joining Dropkick Murphys are on the rest of the tour, along with Lashley’s Gang Of One and Amigo The Devil.

After their run of North American dates, Murphys will set out across the pond in April, starting April 17 in Dublin followed by a string of UK dates. This is followed by a short spell of European dates including the Rock in Ring and Rock am Ring Festival in Denmark.

Tickets for all the shows go on sale Friday, November 16 at 10 AM local time. See the full schedule of tour dates below:

Dropkick Murphys 2019 Tour Dates:
02/17 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid-Hudson Civic Center 
02/18 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel 
02/19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live 
02/20 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee 
02/23 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion 
02/24 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom 
02/25 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom 
02/27 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater 
03/01 – New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore 
03/02 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall 
03/04 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live 
03/05 – Miami Beach, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater 
03/06 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues 
03/08 – North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues 
03/09 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine 
03/10 – Richmond, VA @ The National 
03/11 – Lancaster, PA @ Freedom Hall 
03/12 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre 
03/14 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues 
03/15 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
03/16 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center 
03/17 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues 
04/17 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
04/18 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
04/21 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham
04/22 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow
04/23 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy Leeds
04/25 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
04/26 – London, UK  O2 Academy Brixton
04/27 – Meerhout, BE @ Groezrock
06/07-09 – Nuermberg, DE @ Rock im Park Festival
06/07-09 – Nurburg, DE @ Rock am Ring Festival
06/13-15 – Interlaken, CH @ Greenfield Festival
06/13-16 – Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Nova Rock
06/27 – Ekerberg, NO @ Tons of Rock Festival