Ashton-Magnuson Media

BAND LINEUP REVEALED FOR
DROPKICK MURPHYS
SEPTEMBER 8 AND 9 SHOWS AT BOSTON'S FENWAY PARK

The complete band lineup has been revealed for the September 8 and 9 Dropkick Murphys at Fenway with Special Guests The Mighty Mighty Bosstones landmark hometown shows at Boston's Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox.

For both shows, the main stage will feature headliners Dropkick Murphys, special guests The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, as well as Street Dogs. The side stage will be headlined by Chuck Ragan and will include performances from The Parkington Sisters and Old Brigade.

As previously announced, 18,000 tickets for the Fenway Park shows sold out in just 45 minutes. A portion of the proceeds from the two Dropkick Murphys at Fenway with Special Guests The Mighty Mighty Bosstones shows will benefit the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund—which helps support families of victims of 9/11 throughout the state—as well as the band's charity The Claddagh Fund (www.claddaghfund.org).

Dropkick Murphys in front of the Green Monster at Fenway Park Dropkick Murphys in front of the Green Monster at Fenway Park
Photo courtesy of Michael Ivins, The Boston Red Sox

Immediately following the Boston shows, Dropkick Murphys will launch their first annual Shamrock-N-Roll Festival. The touring festival will feature Dropkick Murphys, Street Dogs, Chuck Ragan, The Mahones, The Parkington Sisters and local bands, as well as additional yet-to-be-announced national acts performing on two alternating stages. A boxing demonstration and signing with special guest, renowned boxer "Irish" Micky Ward (The Fighter), will also be featured at the family friendly, all-ages festival.

In October, DKM head west for a handful of shows with openers Swingin' Utters before departing for a weeklong run of newly announced Australian tour dates with Lucero opening. (See below for full tour itinerary.)

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)—are touring in support of their Going Out In Style CD (Born & Bred Records/ILG), which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200, marking the group's highest chart debut to date.

The current Dropkick Murphys tour dates are as follows:

DateCityVenue
Wed. 7/27Sayreville, NJStarland Ballroom
Thu. 7/28Montclair, NJWellmont Theatre
Fri. 7/29Essex Junction, VTMidway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo Center
Sat. 7/30Syracuse, NYKrockathon
(NYS Fairgrounds)
Mon. 8/1St. John's, NLGeorge Street Festival
Wed. 8/3Halifax, NSMultipurpose Centre
Thu. 8/4Moncton, NBOxygen Nightclub
Fri. 8/5Montreal, QCMetropolis
Sat. 8/6Collingwood, ONWakestock
(Millennium Park, Collingwood Harbour)
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 at Fenway with Special Guests The Mighty Mighty Bosstones:

Thu. 9/8Boston, MAFenway Park
Fri. 9/9Boston, MAFenway Park

Shamrock-N-Roll Festival:

Sat. 9/10Bangor, MEBangor Waterfront
Sun. 9/11Altamont, NYAltamont Fairgrounds
Mon. 9/12Pittsburgh, PATrib Total Media Amphitheatre
Tue. 9/13Columbus, OHLC Pavilion
Thu. 9/15Portsmouth, VAnTelos Wireless Pavilion
Sat. 9/17Rochester, NYMain Street Armory
Sun. 9/18Philadelphia, PAElectric Factory Lot

Tue. 10/11San Diego, CAHouse Of Blues
Wed. 10/12San Diego, CAHouse Of Blues
Fri. 10/14Las Vegas, NVHard Rock Casino
Sat. 10/15Los Angeles, CAThe Palladium

Australian Tour Dates with Lucero:

Wed. 10/19Brisbane, QLDTivoli Theatre
Thu. 10/20Sydney, NSWEnmore Theatre
Fri. 10/21Newcastle, NSWPanthers
Sat. 10/22Adelaide, SAThebarton Theatre
Sun. 10/23Perth, WAMetro City
Tue. 10/25Melbourne, VICForum Theatre

Wed. 2/8Liverpool, UKO2 Academy
Fri. 2/10London, UKThe Roundhouse
Sat. 2/11Glasgow, ScotlandBarrowlands

About Dropkick Murphys

Known for their complex distillation of classic punk rock, Celtic folk and American rock 'n roll, critically-acclaimed Dropkick Murphys have released 7 full-length studio albums and sold over 4 million copies worldwide since hitting the scene in 1996. Their 2011 Going Out In Style CD, released via the group's own Born & Bred Records, debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200—the group's highest chart debut to date. Going Out In Style has received overwhelming praise, with USA Today declaring it "funny, moving, inspiring and, above all, entertaining." The video for "Going Out In Style" 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. 2007's The Meanest Of Times has sold over 300,000 copies sold worldwide. The Meanest Of Times was #40 on Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums Of The Year and "The State Of Massachusetts" came in at #83 on their Top 100 Singles of the year. The group's single "I'm Shipping Up To Boston"—from 2005's The Warrior's Code CD—has sold over 1.25 million copies. "I'm Shipping Up To Boston," a song with lyrics penned by Woody Guthrie, gained mainstream notoriety after being prominently featured in Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning film The Departed. It can be commonly heard at sporting events and on television as a theme song for many sports teams (even outside of Boston). The Boston Garden plays it at pivotal moments throughout Bruins and Celtics games and Red Sox pitcher Jonathan Papelbon uses it as his entrance music when he comes out of the bullpen. The band has sold out shows worldwide and cultivated one of the most fervent fan bases in rock music. They're an integral part of Boston's cultural identity and even penned the theme song to the first Red Sox World Series win in 86 years.

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

Boston Red Sox & Fenway Park publicity contact:

Zineb Marchoudi
zmarchoudi@redsox.com, (617) 226-6115