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Dropkick Murphys have announced the addition of seminal punk band Stiff Little Fingers to the first annual Shamrock-N-Roll Festival. The legendary Belfast band provides a vital link between the festival's modern acts and their roots in both Irish and rock 'n' roll traditions. Stiff Little Fingers further solidify the inaugural Shamrock-N-Roll Festival lineup as one that fans will not want to miss.

Dropkick Murphys Shamrock-N-Roll Festival with Stiff Little Fingers, Street Dogs, The Mahones, Chuck Ragain, Parkington Sisters, and local bands (TBA), plus special guest Micky Ward.

"Stiff Little Fingers are a major influence on Dropkick Murphys and we're honored and excited to bring such an important band to this festival lineup," says Dropkick Murphys founder/bassist/vocalist Ken Casey.

The touring festival will feature Dropkick Murphys, Stiff Little Fingers, Street Dogs, Chuck Ragan, The Mahones, The Parkington Sisters and local bands 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.

The Dropkick Murphys Shamrock-N-Roll Festival will kick off September 10 in Bangor, just after Dropkick Murphys' September 8 and 9 sold-out hometown shows at Boston's Fenway Park. The Dropkick Murphys Shamrock-N-Roll Festival will also visit Altamont, NY; Pittsburgh, PA; Columbus, OH; Portsmouth, VA; Rochester, NY and Philadelphia, PA. The festival will feature a main stage and acoustic stage, along with kid-friendly activities.

Tickets are on sale now for all Shamrock-N-Roll Festival shows. Go to to purchase tickets and for more information. $1 from every ticket sold will benefit the band's charity, The Claddagh Fund ( In addition, $1 from every ticket sold for the September 11 show in Altamont will be donated to 9/11 charities.

The critically-acclaimed Dropkick Murphys—known for their complex distillation of classic punk rock, Celtic folk and American rock 'n' roll—are touring in support of their 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.

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 the road in the following cities:


European Dates:

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

Dropkick Murphys 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

U.S. Dates with Swingin' Utters:

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 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

U.K. Dates:

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