The Stage AE | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
It's been two decades since Dropkick Murphys launched their rowdy, political Celtic punk, and now they're celebrating with their annual St Patrick's Day Tour! The hardcore Bostonians will be joined on their 20th Anniversary stint by psychobilly three-piece Tiger Army & fellow Boston punk rockers Darkbuster! Come join the ruckus at Stage AE on Tuesday 8th March!
Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys formed in 1996 in Quincy, Massachusetts. Initially signed to independent punk record label Hellcat Records,the band released five albums for the label, and made a name for themselves locally through their constant touring, loud, energetic live shows, and their yearly St. Patrick's Day week concerts, held in and around Boston. The band's first mainstream hit, the 2004 single “Tessie”, became one of their biggest charting singles to date. Their final release on Hellcat Records was 2005's The Warrior's Code, which included the song "I'm Shipping Up to Boston". The song was featured in the 2006 Academy Award-winning movie The Departed, and went on to become the band's only Platinum-selling single to date. In 2007, the band began releasing music through Born & Bred, their own imprint label, via Alternative Distribution Alliance. 2007's The Meanest of Times featured the successful single, "The State of Massachusetts" and debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard charts, while 2011's Going Out in Style was an even greater success, making its debut at No.6, and giving the band their highest-charting album to date. Their eighth studio album, Signed and Sealed in Blood was released in 2013 laughing at No.9 on the Billboard charts.