Ashton-Magnuson Media

DROPKICK MURPHYS
TO BRING FREE CONCERT TO COLLEGIATE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP
AT PPL PARK ON SATURDAY, JUNE 4

TICKETS FOR USA 7'S COLLEGIATE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP ON SALE NOW
EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH COMCASTTIX

Dropkick Murphys, the critically acclaimed rock band known for their complex distillation of classic punk rock, Celtic folk and American rock 'n roll, will headline the USA 7's Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) at PPL Park in Chester, PA in a post-event concert on Saturday, June 4. The performance will be free-of-charge to all attendees of the Saturday, June 4 CRC event.

Single-day and weekend tickets for USA 7's CRC are available exclusively through ComcastTIX on line at ComcastTIX.com, by phone at 1-800-298-4200 or in person at the PPL Park box office. Group discounts are available by calling 215-389-9543.

Dropkick Murphys' seventh full-length studio album, Going Out In Style, entered the Billboard 200 album chart at #6 with sales of 43,000, marking the group's highest chart debut to date. The CD is a raucous and rollicking romp overflowing with punk rock energy, folk soul, and Irish spirit.

Since they first hit the scene in 1996, the Boston seven-piece have racked up record sales in excess of 3 million worldwide. Their smash hit single "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" exceeded platinum status and was featured in Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning film, The Departed.

USA 7's Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) at PPL Park in Chester, PA will feature 16 of the top collegiate rugby clubs in the country battling in a two-day tournament for the USA 7's CRC title and CRC Cup. 38 matches with 14 minutes of play each in round robin format will construct the two-day contest. The CRC event presents a two-day Philly-style Block Party, where sports fans will have the opportunity to participate in rugby clinics, meet international rugby legends, enjoy live entertainment from local musicians and feast on specialty fare from critically acclaimed gourmet portable food establishments on the East coast.

Dropkick Murphys (from left to right): Tim Brennan, James Lynch, Jeff DaRosa, Ken Casey, Matt Kelly, Al Barr, Scruffy Wallace (photo by Kerry Brett)

USA 7's owns and operates America's premier rugby event, the USA 7's Rugby Tournament. Held annually, the event is one of the eight international stops in the HSBC 7's World Series. With an attendance of over 50,000 during the two day event, it is the largest annual rugby event in North America and one of the fastest growing rugby events in the world.

Comcast-Spectacor (comcast-spectacor.com) is the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company which owns the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), the home for both teams, the Wells Fargo Center, and four Flyers Skate Zone community ice skating and hockey rinks. In addition, Comcast-Spectacor is also the principal owner of Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field with more than 100 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage service provider; New Era Tickets, a ticketing and marketing company for public assembly facilities; Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company; and Paciolan, the leading provider of venue enablement, ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions. In a partnership with Disson Skating, Comcast-Spectacor annually produces 10 nationally televised figure skating spectaculars on NBC.


USA 7's Collegiate Rugby Championship Contact:

Mary Paolantonio
mpaolantonio@comcast-spectacor.com

DROPKICK MURPHYS Publicity Contacts:

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

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