Dropkick Murphys

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Dropkick Murphys Biography

Dropkick Murphys formed in 1996 in Boston, MA. The band was originally just a bunch of friends looking to play music for fun. We started playing in the basement of a friend's barbershop and our goal was to blend the musical influences we had grown up with (Punk Rock, Irish Folk, Rock, and Hardcore) into one loud, raucous, chaotic, and often out of tune mix that we could call our own.

To our surprise people seemed to liked it and we began to record music and tour constantly. To date we have released over ten singles, two EP CD, and four Full Length albums and have had the good fortune of being able to play across a large portion of the world. We are truly grateful to the many friends and bands that have helped us out and supported us along the way in the US, Canada, Europe, U.K. Ireland, Scandinavia, and Australia as well as the many countries we look forward to playing in the next century.

The bands' main goal is to play music that creates an all for one, one for all environment where everyone is encouraged to participate, sing along, and hopefully have a good time. In the true spirit of punk rock we view the band and the audience as one in the same; in other words our stage and our microphone are yours.

In addition to hopefully bringing people together for a good time, we hope to share some of our experiences and beliefs in working class solidarity, friendship, loyalty and self- improvement as a means to bettering society (i.e. You can preach till you're blue in the face but if you're lying in the gutter no one's gonna listen. If you pick yourself up by the bootstraps and live your life to the best of your ability you may set an example that others will follow).

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the dropkick murphys perform their i m shipping up
the dropkick murphys perform their i m shipping up
the dropkick murphys perform their i m shipping up
the dropkick murphys perform their i m shipping up
the dropkick murphys perform their i m shipping up

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The Latest Dropkick Murphys News

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's 'rolling Stone' Cover Prompts Unseen Photographs

19th July 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspected Boston Marathon bomber, features on the latest cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The decision has been...

Stars Outraged By Rolling Stone's Boston Bomber Cover

17th July 2013

Punk rockers the Dropkick Murphys and reality Tv star Kelly Osbourne have taken aim at editors of Rolling Stone magazine...

Dropkick Murphys Donate Funds To Victims Of Boston Marathon Bombings

12th July 2013

Celtic punk rockers the Dropkick Murphys have donated over $300,000 (£193,548) to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings after...

Bruce Springsteen Joins Dropkick Murphys On Charity Ep

16th May 2013

Bruce Springsteen and punk group the Dropkick Murphys have joined forces to raise funds to benefit the victims of the...

Dropkick Murphys Record Song Inspired By Boston Bombings

22nd April 2013

Dropkick Murphys rocker Ken Casey has channeled his emotions following the Boston Marathon bombings into a new song to help...

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Dropkick Murphys Reviews

Dropkick Murphys - Live on Lansdowne, Boston MA Album Review

9th April 2010

Live on Lansdowne, Boston MA documents The Dropkick Murphys 2009 St. Patrick's Day celebrations, in...

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Dropkick Murphys Festivals

Slottsfjell Festival

17th July 2014

Summerfest

25th July 2014

Bonnaroo

12th June 2014

Rock Am Ring

5th June 2014

Download Festival

13th June 2014

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