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Dropkick Murphys’ St. Patrick’s Day Tour headed to Greenfield Lake

Dropkick Murphys

WILMINGTON — Massachusetts’ favorite Celtic punk band will be hitting the road to resume its in-person shows just in time for St. Patrick’s Day 2022, after having to host livestreams two years in a row because of Covid-19.

Dropkick Murphys’ St. Patrick’s Day Tour will kick off Feb. 21 in Pennsylvania and wrap up with four shows in Boston, Mar. 17-20. They will land at Wilmington’s Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Friday, Mar. 11, touring in support of their 10th album, “Turn Up the Dial,” released in spring 2021.

The punk rockers have a 10-disc catalog, dating back to 1998. They gained mainstream recognition upon the release of the Oscar-winning tune “I’m Shipping Up to Boston,” featured on Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.”

Tickets will go on sale to the general public for $40 each on Friday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. A dollar from each ticket will be donated to the band’s Claddagh Fund, which focuses on programs in communities that support children, veterans organizations and alcohol and drug rehabilitation.

California punk outfit The Bombpops will open the Wilmington show.  

Dropkick Murphys 2022 Tour Dates with The Bombpops and The Rumjacks:
02/21 – Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
02/22 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
02/24 – Cleveland, OH @ TempleLive Cleveland
02/25 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
02/26 – Chicago, IL @ Radius
02/27 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
03/01 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
03/02 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
03/03 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
03/04 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
03/06 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
03/07 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
03/08 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
03/10 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
03/11 – Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
03/12 – Washington, DC @ Shamrockfest at RFK Festival Grounds ^
03/14 – Albany, NY @ Albany Capitol Center
03/15 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
03/17 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
03/18 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
03/19 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
03/20 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner *

^ = without The Bombpops and The Rumjacks
* = with Jim Lindberg (Pennywise) and The Rumjacks, without The Bombpops

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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