DKM expand Shamrock-N-Roll Festival tour

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Dropkick Murphys have expanded their Shamrock-N-Roll Festival to include an additional New England date. With all 18,000 tickets for the band’s two Fenway Park shows selling out in just 45 minutes, Dropkick Murphys are giving area fans another chance to catch them live with a show on Friday, September 16 in Providence, Rhode Island. The show will be part of the band’s Shamrock-N-Roll Festival and will be set-up as a 21+ block party outside The Whiskey Republic (515 S. Water Street), the waterfront Irish pub-style restaurant and sports bar co-owned by Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey.

As previously reported, the Dropkick Murphys Shamrock-N-Roll Festival will kick off September 10 in Bangor, Maine just after the band’s two sold-out hometown shows at Boston’s Fenway Park with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones on September 8 and 9. Along with the dropkick Murphys, the touring festival will feature Stiff Little Fingers, Street Dogs, Chuck Ragan, The Mahones, The Parkington Sisters and local bands performing on two alternating stages. A boxing demonstration and signing with special guest, renowned boxer “Irish” Micky Ward, will also be featured at the festival.

Tickets for the Providence Shamrock-N-Roll Festival will are now on sale through the band’s official website for $28.60 with $1 from each ticket sold to benefit the band’s charity, The Claddagh Fund.

The Dropkick Murphys continue tour in support of their latest release, Going Out In Style. The album, the Boston band’s seventh full-length studio effort and first in over three years, was released in March through their own Born & Bred Records. Produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly), Going Out In Style is a concept album that features a guest spot from Bruce Springsteen. It debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200.

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