Written by Eric Sperrazza
The Celtic Punk icons, the Dropkick Murphys, have enjoyed a cult-like following for decades. Their concerts are always high energy with their gang-choruses custom made to make any fan feel like they are all in one giant pub while singing along.
However, Dropkick’s St.Patrick’s Day shows have become the stuff of legends! In the past, the St. Paddy’s performances have been riddled with everything from special guests to even a team of Irish dancers onstage with them. People travel far and wide to be a part of the mecca of all St. Paddy’s celebrations, which is why in recent years they have added more dates, beyond just March 17th, to allow more fans to make the memory.
This year, Dropkick Murphys are hitting the road for over 20 shows from February 21st until March 17th, bringing the St. Patrick’s Day show to nineteen different states, kicking off in Reading, Pennsylvania at the Santander Arena. Along for the ride will be The Rumjacks and The Bomb Pops, performing as well. Unfortunately, co-vocalist Al Burr will not be with the band for these shows.
At 10 am on February 15th, Dropkick Murphys released an official statement to their fans that Burr‘s mother had fallen ill and would be supporting this series of shows from the sidelines. “Family, first…” Ken Casey exclaimed in the video press release on Instagram. Casey assured the fans that he would be able to handle Burr‘s verses and may even bring in guests to cameo for Burr.
We, here at That Mag, send our support and positive thoughts to Al Burr and his family and hope to see him on the road again in the not-too-distant future.
Tour dates and tickets can be found at their website here.