Hailing from Boston's Southie neighbourhood, Celtic-influenced punk outfit Dropkick Murphys are well-versed in the art of musical rebel rousing. Their foot-stomping, fist-pumping, bagpipe-driven rock sound has become the sextet's trademark, earning them hordes of loyal followers. Producing the best Irish punk-rock to emerge from America in over a decade, the riotous live act are a must-see. Don't miss your chance to catch them live when they visit the UK in April 2019: buy Dropkick Murphy tickets at StubHub UK, part of the world's largest fan-to-fan ticket marketplace.
Dropkick Murphys: Boston rebels
Formed in 1995, uncompromising Bostonians Dropkick Murphys have reached heights of international stardom. Playing in the basement of a friend's barbershop and local bars during their formative years, the band soon found a niche following and began to put out EPs. Signing to the independent label Hellcat Records in 1998, they released their full-length debut Do or Die, produced by Rancid frontman Lars Fredriksen. Soon after its release, founding member and lead singer McColgan left the group and was replaced by former Bruisers vocalist Al Barr for the band's sophomore album The Gang's All Here.
Adding a mandolin and an extra set of bagpipes to the lineup, the group grew from a quintet to a seven-piece orchestra in the mid-2000s. It was also during this time that their combination of Irish folk and British punk fully blossomed. Releasing a cover of the Red Sox anthem "Tessie" earned them the love of local baseball fans; it wasn't long until they were invited to perform the single on the hallowed grounds of Boston's Fenway Park. In 2005 they released The Warrior's Code, spawning perhaps their biggest hit single, "I'm Shipping Up to Boston", which was featured in Martin Scorsese's award-winning film The Departed.
The band's ninth album 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory was released in January 2017: debuting at number eight on the Billboard charts and 68 in the UK. Visiting the UK again in 2019, make sure you buy Dropkick Murphys tickets at StubHub UK for the chance to see the Boston punk heroes live, with all tickets assured under our industry-first Fan Protect Guarantee.
Similar artists to Dropkick Murphys
At StubHub UK you can find tickets to a variety of concerts and tour tickets. If you've already sorted your Dropkick Murphys tix then check out dates for veterans The Pogues or fellow American punk-rockers Rancid.
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