It was anything but a quiet Sunday night at the House of Blues in Cleveland on March 6. Following opening acts Off With Their Heads and Against Me!, Dropkick Murphys burst onto the stage and musically annihilated the sold out crowd. Beginning with Hang ‘Em High, the night was filled with song after song of their characteristic Irish punk rock anthems. The club was packed wall-to-wall with moderately intoxicated fans enthusiastically jumping and singing along. The fans at the front were repeatedly treated to an up-close and personal experience when lead vocalist Al Barr would jump down to the barricade and sing right in their faces.
Unfortunately, guitarist James Lynch was unable to attend due to a death in the family. Their guitar tech learned their set in 24 hours and was able to go on in his place, performing a stellar job as a last minute fill in.
Their U.S. tour continues through mid-March, including a three date St. Patrick’s Day blow out at the House of Blues in Boston.
Hang ‘Em High
Captain Kelly’s Kitchen
The Gang’s All Here
Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya
Deeds Not Words
The State of Massachusetts
Road of the Righteous
Curse of a Fallen Soul
Going Out in Style
Take ‘Em Down
The Dirty Glass
The Auld Triangle
The Irish Rover
I’m Shipping Up to Boston
Kiss Me, I’m S**tfaced
Skinhead on the MBTA
Boys on the Docks
March 8 – The Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
March 9 – The Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
March 10 – Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
March 11 – Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
March 12 – Shamrock Fest – Washington, D.C.
March 13 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
March 14 – Whiskey Republic – Providence, RI
March 16 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
March 17 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
March 18 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
March 19 – Tsongas Center – Lowell, MA
March 20 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA