Celebrating 25 incredible years of the band, Boston-Irish punks Dropkick Murphys are announcing their biggest UK & Ireland EVER!
Hot from the release of their critically acclaimed, 10th new album Turn Up That Dial, the band are sharing their February 2021 arena dates, which will see them visit Manchester, Newcastle, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Cardiff, Brighton & Birmingham, before an enormous, rabble-rousing show at London’s SSE Wembley Arena on the 26th. Full details are below…
15 February 2022 – Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
16 February 2022 – Newcastle O2 City Hall
18 February 2022 – Dublin 3Arena
19 February 2022 – Belfast The Telegraph Building
22 February 2022 – Glasgow The SSE Hydro
23 February 2022 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
24 February 2022 – Brighton Centre
25 February 2022 – Birmingham O2 Academy
26 February 2022 – London The SSE Wembley Arena
“Dropkicks are so excited to be back playing Ireland and the UK again. You’ve all treated us so well over the last 25 years, and it is a privilege to play for such amazing audiences” explains Ken Casey on the new tour dates. Tickets will go on general sale at 9am this Friday 7th May.
Dropkick Murphys have a long history of giving back and finding creative ways to connect with fans, and they’ve continued this tradition throughout the pandemic. On St. Patrick’s Day 2020, just as COVID-19 was hitting critical mass in the United States, Dropkick Murphys held their Streaming Up From Boston live stream event in lieu of their normal Boston Blowout St. Patrick’s Day celebration. To date, it’s been watched more than 13 million times across platforms, and raised more than £40,000 through the band’s charitable organization, The Claddagh Fund.
In May 2020, they masterminded the historic Streaming Outta Fenway live stream. Taking the infield at Fenway Park instruments in-hand, it stood out as the first-ever music event without an in-person audience at a major sports venue, and the first music performance directly on the infield at Fenway. Bruce Springsteen joined on the Jumbotron for a two-song “Double Play” of DKM’s “Rose Tattoo” and his “American Land.” Most importantly, they hauled in £500,000-plus to benefit charities such as Boston Resiliency Fund, Feeding America®, and Habitat for Humanity, Greater Boston.