DROPKICK MURPHYS AT RADIUS IN CHICAGO: Dropkick Murphys are bringing back tradition in 2022 with the return of their St. Patrick's Day Tour and will be hitting the new Radius venue in Chicago along with The Rumjacks and Bombpops on Saturday Feb. 26 - REA
Dropkick Murphys will be making their trek to the new Radius venue located in Chicago, IL on Saturday Feb. 26 along with The Bombpops and The Rumjacks. I finally had the opportunity to see Dropkick Murphys in 2019 when they played at Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, KY.
The energy and passion Dropkick Murphys bring to the stage is unrivaled for a group with almost 30 years under their belt. Not only am I looking forward to the St. Patricks Day Tour and seeing them but a band on the bill has put out some incredible music as well, that being The Rumjacks.
Check out the Official Press Release below.
Dropkick Murphys are excited to bring back tradition in 2022 with the return of their St. Patrick’s Day Tour, kicking off February 21 in Reading, PA and culminating with the band’s customary run of St. Patrick’s Day week hometown shows in Boston, MA--including three shows at House Of Blues and one at Roadrunner.
Dropkick Murphys will be joined by special guests The Bombpops and The Rumjacks for most shows on the 22-date run. Jim Lindberg of Pennywise is also confirmed as a special guest for the March 20 Boston show, performing in support of his new Ted Hutt-produced solo album Songs From the Elkhorn Trail, out digitally November 19 via Epitaph.
Tickets on sale NOW at www.DropkickMurphys.com.
The return of Dropkick Murphys’ St. Patrick’s Day Tour follows back-to-back years of widely-viewed and highly-acclaimed live streamed Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day concerts: 2020’s Streaming Up From Boston and 2021’s Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Stream 2021...Still Locked Down, which topped Pollstar’s Livestream Chart.
Along with Streaming Outta Fenway in 2020 – the first-ever concert performed on the hallowed infield of Boston’s Fenway Park – and the band’s Turn Up That Dial Album Release Party in 2021, these four free live streamed concerts (with no in-person audience) were watched over 17 million times, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for DKM’s charity The Claddagh Fund and other nonprofits, and were featured on CBS This Morning Saturday, CNN, NBC Nightly News, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and many more.
From August through mid-October of 2021, Dropkick Murphys returned to the road for their first live shows since the pandemic began, touring the U.S. with Rancid on the co-headlining Boston To Berkeley II Tour, which also featured performances at Riot Fest in Chicago and Aftershock in Sacramento.
Dropkick Murphys’ latest album, Turn Up That Dial, released April 30 via DKM’s own Born & Bred Records, is their tenth studio album, and fourth consecutive Billboard top 10 album debut, joining 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory (2017), Signed and Sealed in Blood (2013), and Going Out In Style (2011). Overall, Dropkick Murphys’ music has generated half a billion streams, they’ve quietly moved 8 million-plus units worldwide and the band has sold out gigs on multiple continents.
Dropkick Murphys 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Tour dates are as follows:
Date - City. - Venue
Feb. 21, 2022 - Reading, PA - Santander Arena
Feb. 22, 2022 - Rochester, NY - Main Street Armory
Feb. 24, 2022 - Cleveland, OH - TempleLive Cleveland
Feb. 25, 2022 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
Feb. 26, 2022 - Chicago, IL - Radius
Feb. 27, 2022 - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
March 1, 2022 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
March 2, 2022 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
March 3, 2022 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
March 4, 2022 - Chattanooga, TN - The Signal
March 6, 2022 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
March 7, 2022 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
March 8, 2022 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
March 10, 2022 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
March 11, 2022 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
March 12, 2022 - Washington, DC - Shamrockfest at RFK Festival Grounds
March 14, 2022 - Albany, NY - Albany Capitol Center
March 15, 2022 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
March 17, 2022 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues
March 18, 2022 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues
March 19, 2022 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues
March 20, 2022 - Boston, MA - Roadrunner
* The Bombpops on all shows except March 12 and 20.
* The Rumjacks on all shows except March 12.
* Jim Lindberg and The Rumjacks open March 20.
Dropkick Murphys are: Al Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, mellotron, whistles, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, acoustic guitars, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, percussion, vocals), James Lynch (guitar, vocals), Kevin Rheault (touring bassist) and Lee Forshner (touring bagpipe player).
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