Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dropkick Murphys add tour dates

Dropkick Murphys have announced additional North American summer tour dates in support of their critically acclaimed Going Out In Style CD (Born & Bred Records/ILG), which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200--the group’s highest chart debut to date. The recently confirmed gigs include a performance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, as well as shows in Pomona, CA; Ottawa, ON; Quebec City, QC; Sayreville, NJ; Monclair, NJ; Essex Junction, VT; St. John’s, NL; Halifax, NS; Moncton, NS and Montreal, QC.

The current run of shows kicks off this weekend with a May 28 headlining performance at the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in downtown Las Vegas. Next, Dropkick Murphys will headline the USA 7’s Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) at PPL Park in Chester, PA in a post-event concert on June 4. The band then heads north for a string of shows starting June 19 in Winnipeg, MB. The summer tour is also highlighted by a headlining slot at the annual 4th of July weekend Hootenannyin Irvine, CA, where DKM will be joined by such artists as Reverend Horton Heat, Murder City Devils, Supersuckers, Swingin’ Utters, Royal Crown Revue, John Doe and more. The current North American tour will wrap August 5 when the band heads overseas for European festival dates from August 12-21.

Going Out In Style is receiving overwhelming praise, with USA Today declaring it "funny, moving, inspiring and, above all, entertaining." Elsewhere, the video for “Going Out In Style”--which features guest appearances by a slew of Boston-based celebrities, as well as NHL Hall of Famer Bobby Orr (Boston Bruins alumni), and fellow musicians Fat Mike (NOFX) and Chris Cheney (The Living End)--was featured at #1 on Rolling Stone’s “Hot List,” while the CD landed the #1 spot on the magazine’s Local Favorite’s chart in the March 31, 2011 issue.

Catch Dropkick Murphys--Al Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, whistle, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, vocals), James Lynch (guitar, vocals), and Scruffy Wallace (bagpipes)--on tour in the following cities:

Date City Venue
Saturday, May 28 Las Vegas, NV Punk Rock Bowling (outdoor festival
at 6th Street and Fremont St. East)

Saturday, June 4 Chester, PA USA 7’s Collegiate Rugby
Championship at PPL Park

Sunday, June 19 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre
Tuesday, June 21 Saskatoon, SK Odeon Events Centre
Wednesday, June 22 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Center
Thursday, June 23 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
Saturday, June 25 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Sunday, June 26 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Monday, June 27 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
Tuesday, June 28 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
Wednesday, June 29 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
Friday, July 1 Pomona, CA Fox Theater
Saturday, July 2 Irvine, CA Hootenanny (Oak Canyon)
Sunday, July 3 Tempe, AZ The Marquee Theatre
Tuesday, July 5 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station
Wednesday, July 6 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Thursday, July 7 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
Friday, July 8 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Sunday, July 10 Ottawa, ONT Cisco Ottawa Blues Fest
Monday, July 11 Quebec City, QC Festival d’été de Québec
Wednesday, July 27 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Thursday, July 28 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
Friday, July 29 Essex Junction, VT Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley
Expo Center
Monday, August 1 St. John’s, NL George Street Festival
Wednesday, August 3 Halifax, NS Multipurpose Centre
Thursday, August 4 Moncton, NS Oxygen Nightclub
Friday, August 5 Montreal, QC Metropolis

Friday, August 12 Püttlingen, Germany Rocco Del Schlacko
Saturday, August 13 Eschwege, Germany Open Flair
Sunday, August 14 Rothenburg, Germany Taubertal
Friday, August 19 St. Pölten, Austria Frequency Festival
Saturday, August 20 Lüdinghausen, Germany Area 4
Sunday, August 21 Großpösna, Germany Highfield
(“Going Out In Style” video)
(“Memorial Day” video)

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