You're guaranteed a good time when you go to see these two bands. I've even hung out with the Dropkick Murphys-- cool people and that good kind of crazy. I'll actually be on the stage myself the same day they're in Anaheim, so sadly, I'll miss the show. Drop me an e-mail if you go and let me know what you think. -M
DROPKICK MURPHYS SHIP OUT ON TOUR WITH HELLCAT LABEL MATES THE AGGROLITES LEADING TO A ST. PATRICK’S DAY BASH IN BOSTON
DROPKICK MURPHYS will headline a tour with THE AGGROLITES beginning at the House of Blues in Las Vegas on March 2nd and concluding March 17th at the Agganis Arena for a St. Patrick’s Day show.
Still riding on the success of their song "I’m shipping up to Boston," as featured in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar nominated film, The Departed, DROPKICK MURPHYS have forged a path in punk rock that turned a whole new generation of kids onto their innovative fusion of blistering rock & roll and melodic Celtic folk.
"We are fortunate enough and feel honored to have one of our tracks used in the film," says DROPKICK MURPHYS co-founder Ken Casey. The track was taken from the bands latest release, The Warrior’s Code, the song plays prominently through the opening credits and recurs throughout the entire introduction of the film as the back story of the characters in The Departed are revealed.
These new DROPKICK MURPHYS fans now have the opportunity to see the energy brought to a room by Hellcat Records’ flagship band. Also bringing it to the stage are dirty reggae pioneers THE AGGROLITES, Rolling Stone Magazine sums of their vibe best when they call the band "Ideal For Your Next Soul Shakedown Party".
"We try to do something to catch their eye, because if you think about it, The Specials used to jump around, people like Prince had sex appeal, someone like Otis Redding would get down on his knees – we try to put that energy into the music." says THE AGGROLITES’ singer, Jesse Wagner, of their performances.
You can catch both bands on the following dates:
3/2/2007 House Of Blues Las Vegas, NV
3/3/2007 The Grove Anaheim, CA
3/4/2007 Ventura Theater Ventura, CA
3/5/2007 House Of Blues San Diego, CA
3/7/2007 The Fillmore Denver, CO
3/8/2007 Beaumont Club Kansas City, MO
3/9/2007 House Of Blues Chicago, IL
3/10/2007 Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI
3/11/2007 Bogarts Cincinnati, OH
3/12/2007 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA
3/13/2007 House Of Blues Atlantic City, NJ
3/16/2007 The Avalon Ballroom Boston, MA
3/17/2007 Agganis Arena Boston, MA