In Stores Today...Dropkick Murphys are back with a limited edition, deluxe package of their latest CD, The Meanest of Times! With St. Patrick's Day on the horizon (Mon 3/17), DKM's wanted to give their fans a special treat this year, as this marks their very first St. Patty's Day deluxe release of their career. The band will be playing their annual block of St. Patrick's Day shows in Boston next weekend (ALL SOLD OUT!), which has become an annual ritual for many Northeastern DKM fans. The single off the St. Patty's Deluxe record is "(F)lannigans Ball," which was actually recorded in Ireland with The Pogues' Spider Stacey and The Dubliners' Ronnie Drew.
"If catching the Murphys in Boston for one of their infamous St. Patrick’s Day shows isn’t already a Top 10 mission, The Meanest of Times will convince you it’s time to reprioritize.” Alternative Press
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day and their March tour dates (below) the Dropkick Murphys have repackaged The Meanest Of Times to include extra tracks and a bonus DVD and will release a limited edition deluxe CD/DVD package. The CD will contain all 15 tracks from the original TMOT release plus five bonus cuts. The DVD contains a mini-movie on the band's St. Patrick's Day charity breakfast in Boston, the music video for "The State Of Massachusetts," behind the scenes making the music video of "The State Of Massachusetts" and a celebration of the band's trip to victory with the Boston Red Sox.
2007 was a huge year for Dropkick Murphys. The Meanest Of Times release in July marked the bands highest chart debut ever when it entered the Billboard Top 200 at #20 and is their fastest selling record to date as its already sold over 130,000 copies. For the first time in their career, the Murphys have become a critics band as their unique brand of classic punk rock, Celtic folk and American rock'n'roll seems to have struck a chord with even the savviest of writers. The Meanest Of Times was #40 on Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums Of The Year and "The State Of Massachusetts" came in at #83 on their Top 100 Singles of the year!
Upcoming Tour Dates:
3/11/08 Indianapolis, IN Murat Egyptian Room
3/12/08 Chicago, IL Congress Theater
3/14/08 Dorchester, MA IBEW Local 103 Hall w/Ted Leo solo (SOLD OUT)
3/15/08 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena 1pm Show w/Bid D and the Kids Table (SOLD OUT)
3/15/08 Lowell, MA Lowell Memorial Auditorium w/Ted Leo & The Pharmacists (SOLD OUT)
3/16/08 Boston, MA The Paradise (SOLD OUT)
3/17/08 Boston, MA The Paradise (SOLD OUT)