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FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 2006

Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick's Day gigs press release!

Tickets For Confirmed 7th Annual Hometown Events On Sale This Week

Dropkick Murphys – South Boston’s beloved, distinct punk band – are proud to announce the preliminary details of its 7th consecutive hometown St. Patrick’s Day bash. A March 16th gig at the Avalon Ballroom and a special holiday show at Boston University’s Agganis Arena on Saturday afternoon, March 17th will be among the performances.

The Saturday arena show marks the band’s first headline arena show in Boston. “We want to say at least we got to do it once,” says Murphys co-founder Ken Casey of the Dropkicks’ big “rock show.”

“We are also discussing doing an additional late night St. Patrick’s Day, booze-fueled 21+ show at an undisclosed location,” Casey discloses. There will be a very limited number of tickets to this show and it will be announced through the Dropkick Murphys official website much closer to the show date. The final details of this event will depend on how the rest of the band’s plans for this weekend shape up.

Band activities for Sunday, March 18th are still being ironed out according to Casey, “but either way we will be at the South Boston parade and meeting at Broadway and C Street. We may end up playing on a float again if the City decides to invite us, seeing as how they kicked us off last year. Or, if [the fans] are able to twist our arms, we’ll do another show on Sunday.”

A limited number of pre-sale tickets for the Avalon and Agganis Arena shows will be available online Thursday, December 7th at 10:00 a.m. EST to the band’s mailing list. The official on-sale date will be Saturday December 9th and there is a four ticket limit per person.

To join the Dropkick Murphys mailing list, you may sign up at now at:
http://www.dropkickmurphys.tickets.musictoday.com

Ticket information for these confirmed Boston shows can be found below:

Friday, March 16th, Avalon Ballroom:
http://www.avalonboston.com

Saturday, March 17th, Agganis Arena at BU
http://www.agganisarena.com

Recently featured in Martin Scorsese’s #1 film The Departed, the band’s song, “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” played prominently through the opening credits and recurred throughout the acclaimed motion picture. Formed in the Irish Catholic working class neighborhoods of South Boston, Massachusetts, The Dropkick Murphys’ fifth (and latest) studio album The Warrior’s Code was released on June 21, 2005.

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