Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick's Day North American Tour Kicks Off 2/22 In Toronto

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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 Stylealbum–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:

Hang ‘Em High
Sunday Hardcore Matinee
Deeds Not Words
Going Out In Style
Broken Hymns
Peg O’ My Heart
The Irish Rover
Cruel
Climbing A Chair To Bed
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:

http://teamcoco.com/video/17985/the-dropkick-murphys-are-going-out-in-style (Conan)

The current Dropkick Murphys tour dates are as follows:

European Dates:
Thu      1/26                 Brussels, Belgium                  Forest National Club
Fri        1/27                 Hanover, Germany                  AWD Hall
Sat       1/28                 Copenhagen, Denmark          Vega
Sun      1/29                 Berlin, Germany                      Columbia Halle
Mon     1/30                 Leipzig, Germany                    Haus Auensee
Tue      1/31                 Vienna, Austria                        Gasometer
Wed    2/1                   Ludwigsburg, Germany          Arena Ludwigsberg
Thu      2/2                   Paris, France                          Olympia
Fri        2/3                   Turin, Italy                                Pala Ruffini
Sat       2/4                   Zurich, Switzerland                 Komplex
Sun      2/5                   Eindhoven, Netherlands          Klokgebouw
Mon     2/6                   Dusseldorf, Germany             Phillips Hall
Wed    2/8                   Liverpool, UK                           O2 Academy
Thur     2/9                   Dublin, Ireland                         Vicar Street
Fri        2/10                 London, UK                             The Roundhouse
Sat       2/11                 Glasgow, Scotland                  Barrowlands

North American St. Patrick’s Day Tour:
Wed    2/22                 Toronto, ON                            Sound Academy
Thu      2/23                 Indianapolis, IN                        Egyptian
Fri        2/24                 Milwaukee, WI                         Bradley Center (Admirals Game)
Sat       2/25                 Minneapolis, MN                      First Avenue
Mon     2/27                 Dallas, TX                               House Of Blues
Tue      2/28                 Houston, TX                            House Of Blues
Wed    2/29                 Austin, TX                                Emo’s East
Thu      3/1                   New Orleans, LA                     House Of Blues
Sat       3/3                   Pompano Beach, FL               Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
Sun      3/4                   Orlando, FL                             House Of Blues
Mon     3/5                   Tampa, FL                              Ritz Ybor
Tue      3/6                   Atlanta, GA                              Tabernacle
Wed    3/7                   Nashville, TN                           Marathon Music Works
Fri        3/9                   Atlantic City, NJ                       House Of Blues
Sat       3/10                 Uncasville, CT                         Mohegan Sun
Sun      3/11                 Huntington, NY                        Paramount Theater
Sat       3/17                 Lowell, MA                               Tsongas Arena (matinee show)
Sat       3/17                 Lowell, MA                               Tsongas Arena (evening show)
Sat       3/24                 Washington, DC                     ShamrockFest ‘12

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