Dropkick Murphys make big plans for St. Patrick’s Day

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Hometown heroes Dropkick Murphys will fulfill a lifelong dream by headlining the TD Garden in 2013. The Irish punk-rock favorites have announced plans to perform the home of the Bruins and Celtics on Friday, March 15 as part of a self-curated festival with bands and attractions on two stages. Tickets for the event, which range in price from $37 to $42.50, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

The Garden show will be followed by a pair of more intimate shows to complete the band’s annual hometown St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations. On Saturday, they’ll hit the 408 capacity Brighton Music Hall in Allston. No further information for the club show has been revealed. The weekend will come to a close on Sunday with a return to the House of Blues on Sunday. Tickets for the show on Lansdowne Street will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $32.50 and $65. Pre-sale packages with tickets for the both the Garden and House of Blues show are currently available through the Dropkick Murphys’ website.

On January 8, Dropkick Murphys will release their new album Signed and Sealed in Blood. The band’s eighth studio effort and second with producer Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show) was recorded at Q Division studios and mixed by Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes).

“We had such a great time writing our last album, Going Out In Style, we were excited to get back into the studio right away,” explained bassist and co-lead singer Ken Casey in a press release. “Where Going Out In Style was a concept album — kind of intricate and difficult — this one is catchy, fun, and as sing-along as can be.”

The band recently released their music video for Signed and Sealed in Blood‘s lead single “Rose Tattoo.” The video, which is streaming below, features contributions by the band’s most devoted fans, whom the band asked to get tattoos of the new album art, and then send in videos and photos of their new ink. The song also features Winston Marshall from Mumford & Sons playing banjo.

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