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DROPKICK MURPHYS
ANNOUNCE MARCH 15 & 16 SHOWS
AT BOSTON'S HOUSE OF BLUES
AS PART OF 2012 ST. PATRICK'S DAY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

BAND NAMED "ARTIST OF THE YEAR" AND "LIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR"
AT BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS

Dropkick Murphys—Boston Music Awards' 2011 "Artist of the Year" and "Live Artist of the Year"—have expanded their 2012 St. Patrick's Day North American Tour with shows at Boston's House Of Blues on March 15 and 16. A limited number of presale tickets for these two shows are available at www.dropkickmurphys.com through December 9.

Dropkick Murphys band photo by Piper Ferguson
Photo by Piper Ferguson

Look for additional Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick's Day week hometown shows to be announced in January, including a Sunday, March 18 performance to benefit their charity The Claddagh Fund. The annual Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick's Day North American Tour—this year with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls supporting on most shows—kicks off February 22 in Toronto and wraps with the band's second appearance at Washington, DC's ShamrockFest (March 24).

As previously announced, a deluxe digital edition of the group's critically acclaimed Going Out In Style CD—on the band-owned Born & Bred Records—was just released November 21. The package includes 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.

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."

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

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 with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls:

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
Thu. 3/15Boston, MAHouse Of Blues
Fri. 3/16Boston, MAHouse Of Blues
Sat. 3/17Lowell, MATsongas Arena
(2pm matinee show)
Sat. 3/17Lowell, MATsongas Arena
(8pm evening show)
Sun. 3/18Boston, MATBA
Sat. 3/24Washington, DCShamrockFest '12
*No Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls on these dates