Dropkick Murphys are a celtic punk band from Quincy, Massachusetts, consisting of Ken Casey, Matt Kelly, Al Barr, James Lynch, Tim Brennan and Jeff DaRosa.
Formed in 1996, the band released their debut, ‘Do or Die’, in 1998 and their most recent effort, ‘11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory’ in 2017, when they also played London's O2 Academy Brixton as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations.
Following a co-headline a tour with Flogging Molly in 2018, Dropkick Murphys have announced more UK and Ireland headline shows for April 2019 - but now before the St Patrick's Day Tour of North America. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Ok I can't write about attending a Dropkick Murphy's concert but I can write about the first time I ever heard a song by the Dropkick Murphy's called Shipping up to Boston. A spa weekend turned one of the best nights crack me and my mates ever had. Picture the scene - me and the girls having a right ole time dancing and chatting to a lovely bunch of bikers who could not dance for love nor money - AC/DC came on and the bikers started giving it all with the head banging.
That was just the start of it - after Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy we thought it couldn't get any better but we were wrong - a song called Shipping up to Boston came on and boy oh boy the dance floor went mad. Us girls got the bikers lined up and started a bit of the ole Irish dancing (riverdance eat your heart out). Big hairy bikers lined up doing irish dancing to Shipping up to Boston was something I will never forget. Absolutely brilliant song. Absolutely brilliant group - checked them out on YouTube when I got home. Come on guys get over here to Ireland. Cead mile Failte.