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DROPKICK MURPHYS TOUR INCLUDES SPECIAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY SHOW

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Dropkick Murphys will be joined by special guests State Radio at their March 17 St.  Patrick’s Day matinee show at Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA, marking State Radio’s only confirmed 2012 East Coast date thus far. The 1pm St. Patrick’s Day show will also feature an acoustic performance by Frank Turner (solo), as well as Australian openers Ramshackle Army.  The 7pm St. Patrick’s Day show at Tsongas Arena will include Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls supporting Dropkick Murphys.

Massachusetts-based State Radio is currently promoting their new single "Roadway Broken"—written in the wake of the 2010 Haitian earthquake to raise money and awareness for Haitian earthquake relief—and will release a new album in 2012. For more information, go to www.stateradio.com.  

In other news, Dropkick Murphys will release the Going Out In Style: Fenway Park Bonus Edition CD—an expanded version of the critically acclaimed Going Out In Style—on the band-owned Born & Bred Records March 13 (one week later than previously announced). The Fenway Park Bonus Edition includes the Live From Fenway bonus disc, 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. The bonus edition includes a download of the filmed concert at Fenway Park as well as—for the first time—the complete story of Cornelius Larkin by the band’s friend and best-selling author Michael Patrick MacDonald (All SoulsEaster Rising). The Cornelius Larkin story is an expansion of MacDonald’s Cornelius Larkin obituary that appears in the original Going Out In Style liner notes. The newly revealed cover art for the Going Out In Style: Fenway Park Bonus Edition is shown below:

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Catch 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, tin whistles)—on tour in the following cities:

Date                            City                                          Venue
  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
  Wed     2/1                   Ludwigsburg,  Germany          Arena Ludwigsberg
  Thu      2/2                   Paris,  France                          Olympia
  Fri        2/3                   Turin,  Italy                               Teatro Concordia
  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
  Mon     2/13                 Oslo,  Norway                          Vulcana          

North American St.  Patrick’s Day Tour Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls:
  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
  Wed     3/14                 Boston,  MA                             House Of Blues
  Thu      3/15                 Boston,  MA                             House Of Blues
  Fri        3/16                 Boston,  MA                             House Of Blues
  Sat       3/17                 Lowell,  MA                              Tsongas Arena
  (matinee show with State Radio)
  Sat       3/17                 Lowell,  MA                              Tsongas Arena (evening show)         
  Sun      3/18                 Boston,  MA                             Brighton Music Hall
  Sat       3/24                 Washington, DC                      ShamrockFest ‘12

* No Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls on these shows

 

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