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DROPKICK MURPHYS
SHOW SUPPORT FOR WISCONSIN UNION WORKERS:

BAND RELEASES STREAM OF NEW SONG "TAKE 'EM DOWN"

AND OFFERS LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT,
WITH PROCEEDS BENEFITTING
WORKERS' RIGHTS EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND

Dropkick Murphys have released an advance stream of their new song "Take 'Em Down" in support of the thousands of Wisconsin union workers who are protesting the governor's budget plan. The song is available here: http://www.dropkickmurphys.com/2011/02/22/take-em-down-the-dropkick-murphys-stand-with-wisconsin/ and http://www.seiu.org/2011/02/the-dropkick-murphys.php.

Red Dropkick Murphys 'Take 'Em Down' t-shirt with united workers marching on the front and song lyrics on the back.

Dropkick Murphys limited-edition "Take 'Em Down" t-shirt
Order yours at: www.dropkickmurphys.com

In addition, as part of their way of showing solidarity with this movement, Dropkick Murphys are working with the AFL-CIO, SEIU (Service Employees International Union) and AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) and have made the song available to be played at solidarity rallies across the country.

The band has also created a limited edition "Take 'Em Down" t-shirt which will be available for sale at http://www.dropkickmurphys.com/merch/#takeemdown. Proceeds from the "Take 'Em Down" t-shirt sales will benefit Workers' Rights Emergency Response Fund (https://afl.salsalabs.com/o/4002/wi-response). Messages of support can also be sent to those fighting for their rights in Wisconsin via this link: http://action.seiu.org/page/s/wisconsin?via=ta-home.

The band, which has a long history of supporting workers rights and union causes, has released the following statement: "Dropkick Murphys would like to take a moment to acknowledge the struggles of the working people of Wisconsin and to pledge our support and solidarity by releasing the song 'Take Em Down' from our upcoming album. We think it's appropriate at the moment and hope you like it…We'll see you in Wisconsin in a few days! The Dropkick Murphys Stand With Wisconsin!!!!!"

"Take 'Em Down" is from the forthcoming album Going Out In Style, which was written in late 2010 and depicts the life and times of fictional character Cornelius Larkin. Inspiration for Cornelius and his story was drawn from an amalgam of band members' lives and family history. "Take 'Em Down" pulls from the experiences of some band members' grandfathers as union organizers in the early 1950s. Going Out In Style will be released March 1 on Dropkick Murphys' own Born & Bred Records (ILG).


DROPKICK MURPHYS Publicity Contacts:

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

Jaime Rosenberg/Independent Label Group
jaime.rosenberg@wmg.com, (212) 707-2038