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DROPKICK MURPHYS
2012 ST. PATRICK'S DAY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
TO KICK OFF FEBRUARY 22 IN TORONTO

DELUXE DIGITAL EDITION OF 'GOING OUT IN STYLE' ALBUM
FEATURING 'LIVE FROM FENWAY' COMPANION DIGITAL RELEASE
DUE OUT NOVEMBER 21

Dropkick Murphys have announced the initial dates for their 2012 St. Patrick's Day North American Tour with supporting special guest Frank Turner. The annual trek kicks off February 22 in Toronto and wraps with the band's second appearance at Washington, DC's ShamrockFest (March 24). The tour includes a matinee and an evening show on St. Patrick's Day (March 17) at Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA, just outside Boston, as well as Dropkick Murphys' third annual performance after a Milwaukee Admirals hockey game at Bradley Center in Wisconsin (February 24).

Tickets for the St. Patrick's Day North American Tour go on sale Friday, November 18 at www.dropkickmurphys.com. Details about Dropkick Murphys' traditional string of always sold-out St. Patrick's Day week hometown shows in Boston will be announced soon.

In addition, a deluxe digital edition of the group's critically acclaimed Going Out In Style album—on the band-owned Born & Bred Records—will be released November 21. The package will include a companion digital release—Live From Fenway—recorded on September 8 and 9 in front of 20,000 Dropkick Murphys fans at the band's sold out headlining dates at Boston's legendary ballpark. An expanded physical version of the deluxe CD package will be released in March 2012. Live From Fenway — the HD concert film — will be broadcast on a national cable network in 2012. Details regarding this partnership will be announced soon.

The track listing for the Live From Fenway digital release is as follows:

  1. Hang 'Em High
  2. Sunday Hardcore Matinee
  3. Deeds Not Words
  4. Going Out In Style
  5. Broken Hymns
  6. Peg O' My Heart
  7. The Irish Rover
  8. Cruel
  9. Climbing A Chair To Bed
  10. Take 'Em Down (acoustic)

Going Out In Style debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 in March and has received overwhelming praise, with USA Today declaring it "funny, moving, inspiring and, above all, entertaining." Lorraine Ali of the Los Angeles Times and Newsweek noted, "Finally a reason for America's working class to celebrate."

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)—recently performed "Going Out In Style" on Conan (TBS) and Fuel TV's The Daily Habit. The clips can be viewed here:

Dropkick Murphys from left to right: Matt Kelly, Al Barr, Tim Brennan, Ken Casey, Scruffy Wallace, Jeff DaRosa, James Lynch

The current Dropkick Murphys tour dates are as follows:

DateCityVenue

European Dates:

Thu. 1/26Brussels, BelgiumForest National Club
Fri. 1/27Hanover, GermanyAWD Hall
Sat. 1/28Copenhagen, DenmarkVega
Sun. 1/29Berlin, GermanyColumbia Halle
Mon. 1/30Leipzig, GermanyHaus Auensee
Tue. 1/31Vienna, AustriaGasometer
Wed. 2/1Ludwigsburg, GermanyArena Ludwigsberg
Thu. 2/2Paris, FranceOlympia
Fri. 2/3Turin, ItalyPala Ruffini
Sat. 2/4Zurich, SwitzerlandKomplex
Sun. 2/5Eindhoven, NetherlandsKlokgebouw
Mon. 2/6Dusseldorf, GermanyPhillips Hall
Wed. 2/8Liverpool, UKO2 Academy
Thu. 2/9Dublin, IrelandVicar Street
Fri. 2/10London, UKThe Roundhouse
Sat. 2/11Glasgow, ScotlandBarrowlands

North American St. Patrick's Day Tour:

Wed. 2/22Toronto, ONSound Academy
Thu. 2/23Indianapolis, INEgyptian
Fri. 2/24Milwaukee, WIBradley Center
(Admirals game)
Sat. 2/25Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
Mon. 2/27Dallas, TXHouse Of Blues
Tue. 2/28Houston, TXHouse Of Blues
Wed. 2/29Austin, TXEmo's East
Thu. 3/1New Orleans, LAHouse Of Blues
Sat. 3/3Pompano Beach, FLPompano Beach Amphitheatre
(Tickets on sale 12/9)
Sun. 3/4Orlando, FLHouse Of Blues
Mon. 3/5Tampa, FLRitz Ybor
Tue. 3/6Atlanta, GATabernacle
Wed. 3/7Nashville, TNMarathon Music Works
Fri. 3/9Atlantic City, NJHouse Of Blues
Sat. 3/10Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun
Sun. 3/11Huntington, NYParamount Theater
Sat. 3/17Lowell, MATsongas Arena
(matinee show)
Sat. 3/17Lowell, MATsongas Arena
(evening show)
Sat. 3/24Washington, DCShamrockFest '12
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