Dropkick Murphys with Special Guest Frank Turner

Sunday, March 11th 2012

ARTIST BIO

Dropkick Murphys have announced the initial dates for their 2012 St. Patrick’s Day North American Tour with supporting special guest Frank Turner. The annual trek kicks off February 22 in Toronto and will play Huntington’s newest concert venue, The Paramount, on March 11th. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 19th at 10am through copperleaf.staging.wpengine.com, www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone 800.745.3000 and select Ticketmaster outlets.

In addition, a deluxe digital edition of the group’s critically acclaimed Going Out In Style album–on the band-owned Born & Bred Records–will be released November 21. The package will include a companion digital release–Live From Fenway–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. An expanded physical version of the deluxe CD package will be released in March 2012. Live From Fenway — the HD concert film — will be broadcast on a national cable network in 2012. Details regarding this partnership will be announced soon.

The track listing for the Live From Fenway digital release is as follows:

Hang ‘Em High
Sunday Hardcore Matinee
Deeds Not Words
Going Out In Style
Broken Hymns
Peg O’ My Heart
The Irish Rover
Cruel
Climbing A Chair To Bed
Take ‘Em Down (acoustic)

Going Out In Style debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 in March and has received overwhelming praise, with USA Today declaring it “funny, moving, inspiring and, above all, entertaining.” Lorraine Ali of the Los Angeles Times and Newsweek noted, “Finally a reason for America’s working class to celebrate.”

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)–recently performed “Going Out In Style” on Conan (TBS) and Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit. The clips can be viewed here: