Ashton-Magnuson Media

DROPKICK MURPHYS
EXPAND NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR DATES
IN SUPPORT OF 'GOING OUT IN STYLE' CD

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.

Dropkick Murphys 'Going Out In Style' CD cover, a coat of arms above a small casket.

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 Hootenanny in 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 MurphysAl 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:

DateCityVenue
Sat. 5/28Las Vegas, NVPunk Rock Bowling
(outdoor festival at 6th Street and Fremont St. East)
Sat. 6/4Chester, PAUSA 7's Collegiate Rugby Championship
(PPL Park)
Sun. 6/19Winnipeg, MBBurton Cummings Theatre
Tue. 6/21Saskatoon, SKOdeon Events Centre
Wed. 6/22Edmonton, ABEdmonton Event Center
Thu. 6/23Calgary, ABMacEwan Hall
Sat. 6/25Vancouver, BCCommodore Ballroom
Sun. 6/26Vancouver, BCCommodore Ballroom
Mon. 6/27Seattle, WAParamount Theatre
Tue. 6/28Portland, ORRoseland Theatre
Wed. 6/29San Francisco, CAWarfield Theatre
Fri. 7/1Pomona, CAFox Theater
Sat. 7/2Irvine, CAHootenanny
(Oak Canyon)
Sun. 7/3Tempe, AZThe Marquee
Tue. 7/5San Antonio, TXSunset Station
Wed. 7/6Oklahoma City, OKDiamond Ballroom
Thu. 7/7Omaha, NESokol Auditorium
Fri. 7/8Milwaukee, WISummerfest
Sun. 7/10Ottawa, ONCisco Ottawa Blues Fest
Mon. 7/11Quebec City, QCFestival d'été de Québec
Wed. 7/27Sayreville, NJStarland Ballroom
Thu. 7/28Montclair, NJWellmont Theatre
Fri. 7/29Essex Junction, VTMidway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo Center
Mon. 8/1St. John's, NLGeorge Street Festival
Wed. 8/3Halifax, NSMultipurpose Centre
Thu. 8/4Moncton, NSOxygen Nightclub
Fri. 8/5Montreal, QCMetropolis
Fri. 8/12Püttlingen, GermanyRocco Del Schlacko
Sat. 8/13Eschwege, GermanyOpen Flair
Sun. 8/14Rothenburg, GermanyTaubertal
Fri. 8/19St. Pölten, AustriaFrequency Festival
Sat. 8/20Lüdinghausen, GermanyArea 4
Sun. 8/21Großpösna, GermanyHighfield

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

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