Dropkick Murphys announce St. Patrick's Day weekend plans!

Okay you rabid bastards here is the 411 on our St Patrick's Day weekend in Boston, March 2007. We are proud to announce the preliminary details for our 7th consecutive St Patrick's Day bash and assure you we are more excited than ever before about this year's festivities.

Right off the bat our first show in Boston will be Friday March 16th at our old stomping ground the href="http://www.avalonboston.com/" target="_blank">Avalon Ballroom. Saturday March 17th we will be playing a special holiday show at the href="http://www.agganisarena.com/" target="_blank">Agganis Arena at

Boston University. This show will start at 2.00pm. That's right it's our first headline arena show in Boston, hey we want to say at least we got to do it once, so come down and support the big rock show!

Like last year there will be a limited amount of pre-sale tickets with reduced ticket handling charges for both these shows available to everyone on our mailing list. Pre-sale starts on Thursday December 7th. The on-sale date for all other tickets will be Saturday December 9th.

We are also discussing doing an additional late night St Patrick's Day, booze fueled 21+ show at an undisclosed location. There will be a very limited number of tickets to this show and it will be announced through our website much closer to the show date so stay tuned. This final details of this show will depend on how all our other plans go for the weekend.

Sunday March 18th we are still working on 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 you guys demand it you may be able to twist our arms and we'll do another show on Sunday.

As we mentioned in our last email we have a bunch of shows in other cities around the US, Australia and Japan in March. We will have more details about those dates out to you very soon.

Here's all the ticket information for the Boston shows:

Friday March 16th - href="http://www.avalonboston.com/" target="_blank">Avalon
Ballroom, Boston MA

Saturday March 17th - href="http://www.agganisarena.com/" target="_blank">Agganis
Arena at BU, Boston MA

Pre-sale tickets for both shows available on-line Thursday December 7th, 10.00am
EST, if you are not a member of our mailing list yet please click on this href="http://www.dropkickmurphys.tickets.musictoday.com" target="_blank">link below
and sign up now:

The default password for all DKM ticket pre-sales is "forboston" All
other tickets will be going on sale this Saturday December 9th at 10.00am EST:
Available in person from the Orpheum Theatre box office for Avalon tickets,
1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108, phone: +1-617-228-6000 and from Agganis
Arena box office for Agganis Arena tickets 925 Commonwealth Avenue, phone:
+1-617-353-4628. Box office tickets do not have extra booking fees. Online
via href="http://www.ticketmaster.com" target="_blank">ticketmaster or
over the phone P: +1-617-228-6000. Please note there is a four ticket limit
per person.

For those of you from out of town planning a trip to Boston below are some
tips and helpful websites.

Places to stay:

$$$$ href="http://www.hotelcommonwealth.com/" target="_blank">Hotel Commonwealth

$$$ href="http://www.howardjohnsonboston.com/pages/1/index.htm" target="_blank">Howard

$$ href="http://www.howardjohnsonboston.com/pages/1/index.htm" target="_blank">Hotel

Things to do:

href="http://www.bostonusa.com/" target="_blank">BostonUSA

href="http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2827460-boston_things_to_do-I" target="_blank">Travel

href="http://www.10best.com/Boston/" target="_blank">10 Best

about Boston:

href="http://www.boston.com/" target="_blank">Boston.com

href="http://www.bostonherald.com" target="_blank">Boston Herald

href="http://www.bostonbruins.com/" target="_blank">Boston Bruins

href="http://www.redsox.mlb.com/" target="_blank">Red Sox

to eat:

href="http://www.boston.com/ae/food/restaurants/" target="_blank">Restaurants

to booze:

PJ Kilroy's Pub, 822 Beacon St

Model Café, 7 North Beacon St/Union Square

Silhouette Lounge, 200 Brighton Ave.

The Common Ground, 83-87 Harvard Ave

Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave

Bukowski's Tavern, 50 Dalton St

The Harp, 200 Portland St

The Middle East, 472-480 Mass Ave

O'Brien's, 13 Harvard Ave

Don't drink and drive, use the href="http://www.mbta.com/" target="_blank">subway or
get a href="http://www.cityofboston.gov/transportation/CABS.ASP" target="_blank">cab