Dropkick Murphysâ€™ single â€œIâ€™m Shipping Up to Bostonâ€ was certified Gold with sales of over 500,000 copies. From the 2005 CD The Warriorâ€™s Code, the album reached mainstream audiences after the single was featured in Martin Scorseseâ€™s film The Departed, in addition to being used for sports teams (both in and out of Boston), on a recent episode of â€œThe Simpsons,â€ and its use as the title track for the Discovery Channel series â€œLobster Warsâ€ in 2007.
Dropkick Murphys also released a deluxe limited edition of their current album The Meanest of Times, on Born & Bred Records/ILG on March 11th. The deluxe version includes five additional tracks, a bonus DVD with their performance at a St. Patrickâ€™s Day charity breakfast in Boston, the music video for â€œThe State of Massachusetts,â€ and behind the scenes footage.
Tour dates are below. Australia dates will be opened by Sick Of It All and the 6/3 stop in Tokyo will be opened by Maximum the Hormone. Dropkick Murphys will join Less Than Jake and Goldfinger in Philadelphia on 6/29 and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, fellow Boston musicians, on 7/19 and 7/20 in California.
Spring/Summer Tour Dates:
5/16 â€“ Las Vegas, NV â€“ Hard Rock CafÃ©
5/17 â€“ San Francisco, CA â€“ Oysterfest
5/27 â€“ Brisbane, Queensland, AU â€“ Tivoli (No minors)
5/28 â€“ Sydney, New South Wales, AU â€“ Enmore Theatre
5/29 â€“ Melbourne, Victoria, AU â€“ Forum (No minors)
5/30 â€“ Adelaide, AU â€“ Night Train (No minors)
5/31 â€“ Perth, AU â€“ Capitol
6/3 â€“ Tokyo, JP â€“ Studio Coast
6/4 â€“ Tokyo, JP â€“ Music Exchange
6/5 â€“ Osaka, JP â€“ Shangri-La
6/6 â€“ Honolulu, HI â€“ Pipeline CafÃ© and Sports Bar
6/29 â€“ Philadelphia, PA â€“ Festival Pier
7/19 â€“ Kelseyville, CA â€“ Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa
7/20 â€“ Costa Mesa, CA â€“ Pacific Amphitheatre/Orange County Fair