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Dropkick Murphys have just released a music video for “Good As Gold” from their Turn Up That Dial album. The clip was directed by Dave Stauble of Punchdance Studios and includes an up-close-and-personal DKM performance, along with a brief cameo by the beloved puppets of Punchdance Studios.

Good As Gold” celebrates the music that shaped the band. It’s about the precious vinyl albums we all listen to, collect, and cherish – and the video shows how that music connects fans through generations. Co-lead vocalist Ken Casey explains, “It’s about the important role music has played in our lives. The outside world may be going on. Boom, you put your headphones on, drop the needle, and nothing else matters. It’s about how much hope I’ve gotten from music, all of the inspiration, and the way it’s helped me take my frustrations out.” Watch the video for “Good As Gold” below.

 

Dropkick Murphys recently announced the return of their traditional St. Patrick’s Day Tour for 2022 and have now expanded the lineup to include Boston-based Jesse Ahern opening each show. As previously announced, the month-long trek kicks off February 21, culminating with the band’s customary run of St. Patrick’s Day week hometown shows in Boston, and will also feature support acts The Bombpops and The Rumjacks on most dates. 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 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 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. 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 11Short 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).

Dropkick Murphys 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Tour dates are as follows:

Date

City

Venue

February 21, 2022

Reading, PA

Santander Arena

February 22, 2022

Rochester, NY

Main Street Armory

February 24, 2022

Cleveland, OH

TempleLive Cleveland

February 25, 2022

Detroit, MI

The Fillmore

February 26, 2022

Chicago, IL

Radius

February 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 (SOLD OUT)

March 8, 2022

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Revolution

March 10, 2022

Asheville, NC

The Orange Peel

March 11, 2022

Wilmington, NC

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)

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 (SOLD OUT)

March 18, 2022

Boston, MA

House Of Blues (SOLD OUT)

March 19, 2022

Boston, MA

House Of Blues (SOLD OUT)

March 20, 2022

Boston, MA

Roadrunner

* The Bombpops on all shows except March 12 and 20

* The Rumjacks and Jessie Ahern on all shows except March 12

* Jim Lindberg and The Rumjacks open March 20

Photo By: Kes Glozier

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.

 

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