Dropkick Murphys will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2022 in their hometown of Boston, Mass., and this year will offer a free livestream event. Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Free Live Stream From House Of Blues Boston is presented by Boston-area tech company, Pega.
“After two years and four livestreams with no audience, we are so, so, so excited to do our first live stream in front of a live audience,” said Dropkick Murphys co-lead vocalist Ken Casey. “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.”
The festivities kick off on Thursday, March 17 at 9 PM ET / 6 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 favorites.
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 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. Jim Lindberg of Pennywise is confirmed as a special guest for the final show on March 20 at Roadrunner (Boston’s newest concert venue), performing in support of his recently released Ted Hutt-produced solo album Songs From the Elkhorn Trail.
For the full list of Dropkick Murphys tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit: www.DropkickMurphys.com.
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.
For more information go to the DropkickMurphys website.