Dropkick Murphys are excited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2022 live and in-person in their hometown of Boston, Mass., and this year—for the first time ever—fans worldwide will come together to share the experience of this special performance and celebration via the Dropkick Murphys FREE live stream event.
Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Free Live Stream From House Of Blues Boston is presented by Boston-area tech company Pega (a leading provider of low-code software).
“After two years and four live streams with no audience, we are so, so, so excited to do our first live stream in front of a live audience. I think this will give people watching at home a much better feel of what it’s like to see Dropkick Murphys in our element,” says Dropkick Murphys co-lead vocalist Ken Casey.
The festivities kick off on Thursday, March 17 at 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT and will be simulcast worldwide via www.DKMstream.com. The performance will feature songs from the band’s current album Turn Up That Dial, along with a variety of fan favourites.
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UK & European Arena Tour Re-Scheduled To January 2023
The March 17 performance is part of Dropkick Murphys‘ customary run of St. Patrick’s Day week hometown shows in Boston, which this year includes three shows at House Of Blues and one at Roadrunner (Boston’s newest concert venue). The St. Patrick’s Day live stream also marks the band’s first streaming performance with an in-person audience and their first Boston performance since the pandemic began, so it’s guaranteed to be a very emotional and memorable show.
Instead of charging for tickets to the Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Free Live Stream From House Of Blues Boston, donations will be taken via text to donate. Funds will help support charity via The Claddagh Fund, the band’s organization that raises funds for the most underfunded charities supporting vulnerable populations in Boston and Philadelphia.
Dropkick Murphys just kicked off their traditional St. Patrick’s Day Tour on February 21 in Reading, PA. The trek features support acts The Bombpops and The Rumjacks on most dates, with Boston-based Jesse Ahern opening each show.
As previously announced, vocalist Al Barr made the difficult decision to not join Dropkick Murphys on the road for this run of dates in order to help care for his mom, who was recently diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. Vocalist Ken Casey is taking lead for all songs on the St. Patrick’s Day Tour, with openers Jesse Ahern, Mikey Rivkees from The Rumjacks and Jen Razavi from The Bombpops joining him on vocals for certain songs.
The return of Dropkick Murphys’ St. Patrick’s Day Tour follows back-to-back years of widely-viewed and highly-acclaimed live-streamed Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day concerts: 2020’s Streaming Up From Boston and 2021’s Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Stream 2021…Still Locked Down, which topped Pollstar’s Livestream Chart.
Along with Streaming Outta Fenway in 2020 – the first-ever concert performed on the hallowed infield of Boston’s Fenway Park – and the band’s Turn Up That Dial Album Release Party in 2021, these four free live-streamed concerts (with no in-person audience) were watched over 17 million times, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for DKM’s charity The Claddagh Fund and other nonprofits.
Dropkick Murphys’ latest album, Turn Up That Dial, released last April via DKM’s own Born & Bred Records, is their tenth studio album, and fourth consecutive Billboard top 10 album debut, joining 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory (2017), Signed and Sealed in Blood (2013), and Going Out In Style (2011). Overall, Dropkick Murphys‘ music has generated half a billion streams, they’ve quietly moved 8 million-plus units worldwide and the band has sold out gigs on multiple continents.
Due to the pandemic, the band were forced to reschedule their UK and European arena dates to January 2023. Original tickets will be honoured, and the remainder are on sale now with full details below, including a rabble-rousing show at London’s SSE Arena on 21st January.
UK & IRELAND TOUR DATES January 2023
13 BELFAST Telegraph Building
14 DUBLIN 3Arena
16 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 City Hall
17 GLASGOW OVO Hydro
18 MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse
20 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
21 LONDON SSE Arena Wembley
22 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham