Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys

When: 17th January 2023
Location: OVO Hydro

Tickets: £34.80 Get Tickets

The awesome Celtic punk legends that are the Dropkick Murphys have announced a UK tour. Coming to Glasgow’s Ovo Hydro on 17th January 2023.

Boston Celtic punk outfit Dropkick Murphys were founded in Boston in the mid 90s. It’s founding members were guitarist Rick Barton and bassist Ken Casey along with original frontman Mike McColgan. Following the addition of drummer Matt Kelly and a few well-received EPs, the band released their debut album Do Or Die. It was produced by Rancid’s Lars Frederickson – in 1998.

McColgan departed to start the band Street Dogs and was replaced singer by Al Barr. This was in time for the band’s 1999 second album, The Gang’s All Here.

Moving into 00’s

The early ’00s found the Murphys undergoing an overhaul. With Barton leaving and a whole host of new faces joining an expanded line-up. This now included Mark Orrell and James Lynch (both guitar), Spicy McHaggis (bagpipes), and Ryan Foltz (mandolin).

The new-look band’s first album together was 2001’s Sing Loud, Sing Proud, their first without producer Lars Frederickson. The next year, they released the incendiary live album Live On St Patrick’s Day From Boston, MA. Further line-up changes followed, with Foltz and McHaggis leaving and Scruffy Wallace and Tim Brennan joining.

Blackout arrived in 2003, followed two years later by Warrior’s Code. This was given a boost when the song I’m Shipping Up To Boston was featured in Martin Scorsese’s Boston-set crime film The Departed.

The Pogues’ Spider Stacey and Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners added a dose of Irish authenticity to the band’s 2007 album The Meanest Of Times. Mark Orrell departed the following year and the band didn’t release another studio album until 2011’s. which was the concept album Going Out In Style.

A third live album, recorded at Boston’s hallowed Fenway Park, preceded the band’s eighth album, 2013’s Signed And Sealed In Blood. A four-year gap followed before The Dropkick Murphys returned with 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory in 2017.

Following an extensive tour, they headed straight back to the studio for their tenth album. The sessions were interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Turn Up That Dial was eventually released in early 2021. To support the new album, Dropkick Murphys announced a UK tour with dates in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff, Belfast and London. The Interrupters were announced as support on all Dropkick Murphys UK dates.


Tickets are on sale now for Dropkick Murphy and will start at £35.25 for the cheapest seats and go up to £40.95 for the most expensive. The first performance will be on the 17th January 2023 and the last show will be on the 17th January 2023. Get your tickets today!

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