Thursday, March 17 At 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT
Dropkick Murphys are excited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2022 live and in-person in their hometown of Boston, Mass., and this year—for the first time ever—fans worldwide will come together to share the experience of this special performance and celebration via the Dropkick Murphys FREE live stream event. Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Free Live Stream From House Of Blues Boston is presented by Boston-area tech company Pega (a leading provider of low-code software).
“After two years and four live streams with no audience, we are so, so, so excited to do our first live stream in front of a live audience. I think this will give people watching at home a much better feel of what it’s like to see Dropkick Murphys in our element,” says Dropkick Murphys co-lead vocalist Ken Casey.
The festivities kick off on Thursday, March 17 at 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT and will be simulcast worldwide via www.DKMstream.com. The performance will feature songs from the band’s current album Turn Up That Dial, along with a variety of fan favorites.
The March 17 performance is part of Dropkick Murphys’ customary run of St. Patrick’s Day week hometown shows in Boston, which this year includes three shows at House Of Blues and one at Roadrunner (Boston’s newest concert venue). The St. Patrick’s Day live stream also marks the band’s first streaming performance with an in-person audience and their first Boston performance since the pandemic began, so it’s guaranteed to be a very emotional and memorable show.
Instead of charging for tickets to the Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Free Live Stream From House Of Blues Boston, donations will be taken via text to donate. Funds will help support charity via The Claddagh Fund, the band’s organization that raises funds for the most underfunded charities supporting vulnerable populations in Boston and Philadelphia.
Dropkick Murphys just kicked off their traditional St. Patrick’s Day Tour February 21 in Reading, PA. The trek features support acts The Bombpops and The Rumjacks on most dates, with Boston-based Jesse Ahern opening each show. Jim Lindberg of Pennywise is confirmed as a special guest for the final show on March 20 at Roadrunner (Boston’s newest concert venue), performing in support of his recently released Ted Hutt-produced solo album Songs From the Elkhorn Trail.
Tickets are SOLD OUT for Chattanooga, TN; Lake Buena Vista, FL; St. Petersburg, FL; Asheville, NC; Wilmington, NC; and Boston, MA (all three House of Blues shows).
For the full list of Dropkick Murphys tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit: www.DropkickMurphys.com.
As previously announced, vocalist Al Barr made the difficult decision to not join Dropkick Murphys on the road for this run of dates in order to help care for his mom, who was recently diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. Vocalist Ken Casey is taking lead for all songs on the St. Patrick’s Day Tour, with openers Jesse Ahern, Mikey Rivkees from The Rumjacks and Jen Razavi from The Bombpops joining him on vocals for certain songs.
The return of Dropkick Murphys’ St. Patrick’s Day Tour follows back-to-back years of widely-viewed and highly-acclaimed livestreamed 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 livestreamed 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.
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 are: Al Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, mellotron, whistles, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals), 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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About Dropkick Murphys: Dropkick Murphys proudly remain Boston’s rock ‘n’ roll underdogs turned champions. Since 1996, the boys have created the kind of music that’s meant to be chanted at last call, in packed arenas, and during the fourth quarter, third period, or ninth inning of a comeback rally. Their celebrated discography includes four consecutive Billboard top 10 album debuts (2021’s Turn Up That Dial, 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory, Signed and Sealed in Blood, Going Out In Style), along with 2005’s gold-selling The Warrior’s Code, featuring the near double platinum classic “I’m Shipping Up To Boston.” Whether you caught a legendary gig at The Rathskeller (The Rat) under Kenmore Square, found the band by taking the T to Newbury Comics to cop Do Or Die in ’98, discovered them in Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning The Departed, or saw ‘em throw down at Coachella (or one of hundreds of other festivals), you’ve become a part of their extended family. 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. In 2020, the band was one of the first to embrace streaming performances, starting with their Streaming Up From Boston St. Patrick’s Day virtual performance. It was followed by last year’s landmark Streaming Outta Fenway livestream, which drew more than 5.9 million viewers and held the #3 spot on Pollstar’s “Top 2020 Livestreams” chart. Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Stream 2021…Still Locked Down, was #1 on Pollstar’s Livestream chart for the week ending March 22, 2021, logging over 1 million views.