DROPKICK MURPHYS are set to launch their “All Roads Lead To Boston Tour 2009” in Los Angeles on February 20 show at the Palladium with H20 and Civet.
This annual trek for the band wraps St. Patrick’s Day in Boston and features seven hometown gigs at Boston’s new House Of Blues. DROPKICK MURPHYS a continue to receive accolades for the CD and their live show as indicated below:
“These seven Massachusetts guys know how to make even dire moments sound like a hot party. On their sixth album, fiddle, mandolin and other Gaelic accouterments adorn rave-ups like ‘The State of Massachusetts,’ reminding you they’re a punk band with a Celtic twist. They’re also songwriters--and good ones, too, preserving their party-boy reputation while turning out giant, soulful choruses on songs both manicured and memorable: Dig tunefully sotted jams like ‘Tomorrow’s Industry’…”
--Christian Hoard, Rolling Stone, September 20, 2007
“…one of the greatest live bands on the planet.”
--Terry Bezer, Kerrang!, March 8, 2008
“…Dropkicks' shows have always been about: community, communion, and a shared spirit (not to mention, shared spirits). And, of course, a mutual love of full-throttle punk mixed in with the bouzoukis and bagpipes.”
--Jonathan Perry, Boston Globe, July 11, 2008
About DROPKICK MURPHYS:
Known for their complex distillation of classic punk rock, Celtic folk and American rock 'n roll, critically-acclaimed DROPKICK MURPHYS have released 10 full-length CDs and sold over 3 million copies worldwide.
2007’s The Meanest Of Times marked the band’s highest Billboard Top 200 chart debut ever (#20) and is their fastest selling record to date with over 300,000 copies sold worldwide. 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. The group’s single "I'm Shipping Up To Boston”--from 2005’s The Warrior’s Code CD which has sold over 250,000 copies--was certified gold by the RIAA with sales of over 500,000 copies.
“I’m Shipping Up To Boston” gained mainstream notoriety after being prominently featured in Martin Scorsese's film The Departed. It can be commonly heard as a theme song for many sports teams (even outside of Boston), was featured on an episode of “The Simpsons” and was the title track for the Discovery Channel series “Lobster Wars” in 2007.