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Rancid and Dropkick Murphys have announced the co-headlining From Boston To Berkeley Tour, kicking off July 27 in Bangor, ME and wrapping August 26 in Southern California. The initial tour dates, cities and venues are listed below, with additional details to be announced in the coming weeks. Each night will culminate with Rancid and Dropkick Murphys on stage together for a joint encore.

The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns open the July 27 - August 9 shows and The Selecter and Kevin Seconds open from August 11 - 26.

Tickets for most shows go on sale on sale Friday, March 10 at and, starting at 10:00 AM local time unless noted otherwise.

Check out the official From Boston To Berkeley Tour video here:

Rancid & Dropkick Murphys From Boston To Berkeley Tour flyer with tour dates and venues. Image of a skeleton with a leather jacket & mohawk and a skeleton in a polo shirt & scally cap.

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys have a long and important history together. Back in 1997, Rancid's Lars Frederiksen came across a copy of Dropkick Murphys' original EP at a friend's house. He turned it over to his bandmate and Hellcat Records president Tim Armstrong, who quickly snatched up the band for his new label.

"Rancid is looking forward to hitting the road with our brothers the Dropkick Murphys," says Rancid's Tim Armstrong. "We will end the night with DKM and us playing songs together. Look out for The Bouncing Souls, The Selecter, Kevin Seconds and Jake Burns to be on certain shows. SEE YA IN THE PIT!"

Rancid's Lars Frederiksen says, "It's a long time coming with these two bands touring together. There is so much history between both of us that it should make for a great tour. We look forward to seeing all of our friends and family out there."

Dropkick Murphys' Ken Casey comments, "This is a dream come true for Dropkick Murphys. Hopefully all the people coming to the shows will feel the same way. Rancid gave us our break — Tim signing us to his label, Lars producing our early albums…so much history and great memories. Now, literally sharing the stage together every night. This tour is going to destroy all others this summer!!!!"

The roots of Rancid are traceable back to Operation Ivy at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, CA. circa 1987. After Operation Ivy broke up, Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman went on to form Rancid. In 1993, they signed with longtime producer, and label founder, Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion and Epitaph Records, who would stay on with the band for the next 20 years as the band's producer. Rancid (Tim Armstrong, Lars Frederiksen, Matt Freeman, Branden Steineckert) has stayed independent. They have their own independent booking agent, they're on an independent record label, Hellcat/Epitaph, and they make their own t-shirts. 2017 will see the release of Rancid's ninth studio album.

Dropkick Murphys are touring in support of their 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory album, released through the band's own Born & Bred Records earlier this year. The album debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and was the #1 independently released album. There's a feeling of purpose throughout the album, influenced by the band's work with The Claddagh Fund, a charity the band established in 2009 to help support addiction recovery as well as children's and veterans' organizations. Dropkick MurphysAl Barr, Tim Brennan, Ken Casey, Jeff DaRosa, Matt Kelly, James Lynch—are hands-on in raising funds, mentoring, and lending a helping hand with veterans, youth sports, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Many of the songs reflect these experiences, and the band's sadness, anger and dismay at the opiate epidemic ravaging the country — in particular, Boston and New England — and also their feeling of pride and optimism at the sight of those who have turned their lives around. Dropkick Murphys have become ambassadors for their city. In Boston, it seems like everybody knows someone connected to the band whether by blood, friendship, or the time they shared a brew at a Bruins game. They've built a legacy that does Beantown proud.

The initial dates for the From Boston To Berkeley Tour are as follows:

7/27/17Bangor, MEDarling's Waterfront Pavilion
7/28/17Montreal, QC'77 (
(on sale TBA)
7/29/17Toronto, ONEcho Beach
7/30/17Cleveland, OHJacobs Pavilion at Nautica
7/31/17Sterling Heights, MIMichigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/2/17Pittsburgh, PAStage AE
8/3/17Philadelphia, PAFestival Pier
(on sale 3/10 @ Noon ET)
8/4/17Asbury Park, NJStone Pony Summer Stage
8/5/17Boston / Brockton, MABrockton Fairgrounds
8/6/17Brooklyn, NYFord Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk
8/8/17Chicago, ILHuntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
8/9/17Milwaukee, WIBMO Harris Pavilion
8/11/17Denver, COSculpture Park
8/12/17Salt Lake City, UTSaltair
8/13/17Nampa, IDIdaho Center Amphitheatre
(on sale 3/10 @ 11:00 AM MT)
8/15/17Vancouver, BCUBC Thunderbird Arena
8/16/17Seattle, WAWaMu Theater at Century Link Field Events Center
8/18/17San Luis Obispo, CAAvila Beach
(on sale 3/10 @ Noon PT)
8/19/17Sacramento, CAMemorial Auditorium
8/20/17Berkeley, CAThe Greek
8/22/17Chandler, AZRawhide Event Center
8/24/17San Diego, CAPetco Park In The Park
(on sale 3/10 @ 11:00 AM PT)
8/25/17Las Vegas, NVDowntown Las Vegas Events Center
8/26/17Los Angeles, CATBA
(on sale TBA)

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Dropkick Murphys Publicity Contacts

Tour/Regional/Specialty PR:
Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/Ashton-Magnuson Media:; (818) 996-2496
Ashley Di Buduo/Ashton-Magnuson Media:; (323) 379-9684

National PR:
Jim Merlis/Big Hassle:; (310) 838-2276
Corey Brewer/ADA a Warner Music Group company:; (212) 707-2151

Rancid Publicity Contacts

Christine Morales/Epitaph:; (213) 355-5021
Michele Stephens/Epitaph: