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DROPKICK MURPHYS
SIGN ON FOR 2010 BONNAROO FESTIVAL

OPENING ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR U.S. TOUR
STARTING FEBRUARY 23

MARCH 13 MATINEE SHOW ADDED
TO DKM'S WEEK-LONG BOSTON HOMESTAND

NEW CD AND DVD 'LIVE ON LANSDOWNE, BOSTON MA' OUT MARCH 16

Dropkick Murphys photo by Kerry Brett. From left to right, Matt Kelly, Ken Casey, Al Barr, Scruffy Wallace, James Lynch, Jeff DaRosa, and Tim Brennan.

Dropkick Murphys are set to play the final day of this year's Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN on Sunday, June 13. The band joins a diverse lineup for the three-day festival that ranges from Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Weezer, and Kris Kristofferson to GWAR. As previously announced, Dropkick Murphys will also be joining the final seven dates of the 2010 Vans Warped Tour, from August 7-15.

Meanwhile, longtime SoCal punk favorites Strung Out and Oregon's self-described "6 man hillbilly jamboree" Larry And His Flask have been announced as support acts for Dropkick Murphys' upcoming U.S. tour, kicking off February 23 in Norfolk, VA. The reunited Face To Face joins DKM on a ten-date run through the U.K. and Ireland starting April 12 in Glasgow, Scotland.

With four of the six previously announced St. Patrick's Day week (March 12-17) shows at Boston's House of Blues already sold out, Dropkick Murphys have just added a special 1:00 PM matinee show on Saturday, March 13. Opening acts for the annual run of hometown dates will be announced soon.

The intensity and camaraderie of last year's St. Patrick's Day shows are captured on the live CD/DVD Live On Lansdowne, Boston MA, due March 16 on the band's own Born & Bred Records (ILG). Following in the tradition of 2002's Live On St. Patrick's Day From Boston MA—which has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide—Live On Lansdowne features an entirely different 20-song set list and a guest appearance by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones on DKM's platinum-selling single "I'm Shipping Up To Boston."

Dropkick Murphys tour dates are below:

DateCityVenue

With Strung Out & Larry And His Flask:

2/23 Norfolk, VA The Norva
2/24 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
2/25 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
2/27 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
Note: DKM performance will begin immediately after the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) hockey game
2/28 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
3/1 Dallas, TX House of Blues
3/2 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
3/3 Austin, TX Stubb's
3/5 Tampa, FL The Ritz
3/6 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
3/7 Orlando, FL House of Blues
3/8 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
3/9 Washington, DC 9.30 Club
3/10 Wallingford, CTThe Dome at Oakdale Theatre

With Opening Bands TBA:

3/12 Boston, MA House of Blues
3/13 Boston, MA House of Blues
3/14 Boston, MA House of Blues
3/15 Boston, MA House of Blues
3/16 Boston, MA House of Blues
3/17 Boston, MA House of Blues

With Face To Face:

4/12 Glasgow, Scotland Barrowland
4/13 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy
4/14 Leeds, UK O2 Academy
4/15 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
4/16 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
4/17 Nottingham, UK Rock City
4/18 Brixton, UK O2 Academy
4/20 Belfast, Northern Ireland St. George's Market
4/21 Cork, Ireland Savoy Theatre
4/22 Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre

Festival Date:

6/13Manchester, TNBonnaroo Festival

Vans Warped Tour shows:

8/7 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairgrounds
8/8 Denver, CO Invesco Field
8/11 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
8/12 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/13 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
8/14 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
8/15 Hillsboro, OR Washington County Fairgrounds

Dropkick Murphys Publicity Contacts:

Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/ASHTON-MAGNUSON MEDIA
kristine@am-media.net, (818) 996-2496

Andrew Steinthal/ILG
Andrew.Steinthal@WMG.com, (212) 707-3086