Dropkick Murphys Announce Dates For St. Patrick’s Day Tour 2018

Dropkick Murphys
Announce Dates For St. Patrick’s Day Tour 2018
With Openers Agnostic Front & Bim Skala Bim

Tickets On Sale Friday, December 8 at 10:00 a.m.

Dropkick Murphys have announced the dates for their headlining St. Patrick’s Day Tour 2018. Marking their first U.S. tour of the year, the run will kick off on February 24 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT and culminate with the band’s annual hometown run of Boston shows St. Patrick’s Day Week (March 15-18). Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday, December 8 at, starting at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick's Day Tour 2018 admat with band photo and tour dates

Tour openers include New York Hardcore icons Agnostic Front and Boston ska pioneers Bim Skala Bim, who both have a long history with Dropkick Murphys and have shared bills with the band since the early days of DKMBim Skala Bim was a co-opener for The Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ “Boston On The Road” tour in 1997, which introduced Dropkick Murphys to a national audience. Dropkick Murphys and Agnostic Front last toured the US together in 1998, which was followed by the DKM/AF 7″ split Unity in 1999.

Prior to the St. Patrick’s Day Tour, fans are also invited to enjoy a rare opportunity to see Dropkick Murphys and professional boxing in a small intimate setting at the Dropkick Murphys & Murphys Boxing Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m. at Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, MA. Proceeds from the event benefit the band’s charitable foundation the Claddagh Fund, as well as Ernie Boch’s Music Drives Us Foundation. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit and


Dropkick MurphysAl 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)—are touring in support of their 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory album, released through the band’s own Born & Bred Records earlier this year. The album debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and was the #1 independently released album. There’s a feeling of purpose throughout the album, influenced by the band’s work with The Claddagh Fund, a charity the band established in 2009 to help support addiction recovery as well as children’s and veterans’ organizations. Dropkick Murphys are hands-on in raising funds, mentoring, and lending a helping hand with veterans, youth sports, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Many of the songs reflect these experiences, and the band’s sadness, anger and dismay at the opiate epidemic ravaging the country — in particular, Boston and New England — and also their feeling of pride and optimism at the sight of those who have turned their lives around. Dropkick Murphys have become ambassadors for their city. In Boston, it seems like everybody knows someone connected to the band whether by blood, friendship, or the time they shared a brew at a Bruins game. They’ve built a legacy that does Beantown proud.

Initial tour dates for Dropkick Murphys‘ St. Patrick’s Day Tour 2018 are as follows, with Agnostic Front and Bim Skala Bim supporting on all dates unless otherwise noted. Additional openers for the Boston shows will be announced soon:

Feb. 24Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
Feb. 25Albany, NYAlbany Capital Center
Feb. 27Niagara Falls, NYRapids Theatre
Feb. 28Indianapolis, INEgyptian Room
March 2Oklahoma City, OKDiamond Ballroom
March 3Houston, TXRevention Music Center *
March 5Birmingham, ALIron City
March 6Nashville, TNMarathon Music Works
March 7Atlanta, GACola-Cola Roxy
March 9Charlotte, NCThe Fillmore
March 10Washington, DCThe Anthem
March 11Norfolk, VAThe NorVa
March 12Stroudsburg, PASherman Theater
March 14Portland, MEState Theatre
March 15Boston, MAHouse Of Blues ^
March 16Boston, MAHouse Of Blues ^
March 17Boston, MAHouse Of Blues *
March 18Boston, MAHouse Of Blues *
^ with Agnostic Front only
* with Bim Skala Bim only

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