Dropkick Murphys Announce Title of Forthcoming Album: SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD; Band Announces Fan Tattoo Project


Boston-based band Dropkick Murphys are excited to announce the title of their forthcoming album, SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD, to be released in early 2013. The album is their second with producer Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show), which was recorded at Boston’s Q Division studios and mixed by Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes). “We had such a great time writing our last album,Going Out In Style, we were excited to get back into the studio right away,” says bassist and co-lead singer Ken Casey. “Where Going Out in Style was a concept album-kind of intricate and difficult-this one is catchy, fun, and as sing-along as can be.”

The album’s title SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD is a reference to a lyric in the new song “Rose Tattoo,” which the band road-tested on its European festival tour this summer. “Rose Tattoo” and its imagery has given the band an idea that will hopefully include their fans’ many contributions. The band, through their website, are asking their most loyal fans who feel equally inspired by the lyrics of the song to get a tattoo with the new Dropkick Murphys logo from the SIGNED and SEALED in BLOODalbum cover, including the band’s name and/or the album title or song lyrics. During the process they would like fans to take photos and shoot videos, then submit it all through the band’s website before the September 19 deadline. These photos will be used in the CD and vinyl artwork, as well as in the upcoming “Rose Tattoo” music video that will come out this fall. For full information on this fan project, check out the band’s website here: http://dropkickmurphys.com/signedandsealed

The band’s fans around the world have already responded overwhelmingly to the announcement of the Fan Tattoo project, with a large number of fans already vowing on the band’s facebook to make this their first, second, or even third Dropkick Murphys tattoo.

Dropkick Murphys are currently preparing to kick off their fall tour, beginning with a week of performances in September dubbed the “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Tour“, highlighted by a September 21 hometown performance at Boston’s Bank Of America Pavilion waterfront amphitheatre. The band will return to the states at the end of October for a number of dates along the West Coast and the Mountain States, including two shows in Canada. For a full itinerary and tour dates, please see below.

Dropkick Murphys–Al 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, tin whistles)–are touring in support of their critically acclaimed Going Out In Style and Going Out In Style: Fenway Park Bonus Edition CDs, both released via the band-owned Born & Bred Records.

Dropkick Murphys Upcoming Tour Dates

Fri 9/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Outer Harbor (w/ Snapcase)
Sat 9/15 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Sun 9/16 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners
Tue 9/18 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore (w/ Creepshow, Elle King)
Wed 9/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE (w/ Creepshow, Elle King)
Thur 9/20 – Utica, NY @ Saranac Brewery (w/ Creepshow, Elle King)
Fri 9/21 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion (w/ The Devil Makes Three,
Mon 10/29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
Wed 10/31 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Thu 11/01 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium (on-sale Friday 8/24)
Fri 11/02 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
Sat 11/03 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue
Mon 11/05 – Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
Tue 11/06 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
Wed 11/07 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Fri 11/09 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
Sun 11/11 – Chico, CA @ Theater
Mon 11/12 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Tue 11/13 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Orpheum Theater
Thu 11/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre (on-sale Friday 8/24)
Fri 11/16 – Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club (on-sale Saturday 8/18)
Sat 11/17 – Hamilton, ONT @ Wentworth Room at The Hamilton Convention Centre (on-sale Thursday 8/23)
Sat 11/18 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis (on-sale Thursday 8/23)