Red hair, beer, freckles, beer, the color green, beer, bagpipes or beer then you better be at The Armory on Friday, June 6th for Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly.
The Dropkick Murphys are an American Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1996. The band was initially signed to independent punk record label Hellcat Records, releasing five albums for the label, and making a name for themselves locally through constant touring and yearly St. Patrick’s Day week shows, held in and around Boston. The 2004 single “Tessie” became the band’s first mainstream hit and one of their biggest charting singles to date. The band’s final Hellcat release, 2005’s The Warrior’s Code, included the song “I’m Shipping Up to Boston”; the song was featured in the 2006 Academy Award-winning movie The Departed, and went on to become the band’s only Platinum-selling single to date, and remains one of their best-known songs. The band is known for their loud, energetic live shows.
Flogging Molly is an Irish-American seven-piece Celtic rock band from Los Angeles, California and led by Irish vocalist Dave King, formerly of the hard rock band Fastway. Their music ranges from boisterous Celtic punk, like the pirate-themed “Salty Dog”, “Cruel Mistress”, and “Seven Deadly Sins” or the defiant “What’s Left of the Flag”, “Drunken Lullabies”, and “Rebels of the Sacred Heart” to more somber songs like “Far Away Boys”, “The Son Never Shines (On Closed Doors)”, “Life in a Tenement Square” and “Float.” Lyrics typically touch on subjects such as Ireland and its history, drinking, poverty, politics, love, and death and include several references to the Catholic Church. “What’s Left of the Flag” and “The Likes of You Again” were written as tributes to Dave King’s father, who died when King was a child.
Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers will be kicking the night off so make sure to get there on time!
You know what they say– you snooze, you lose! Tickets are long gone for this show!
Remaining Tour Dates:
June 2 — Big Flats, N.Y. @ Tag’s Summer Stage
June 3 — Cincinatti, Ohio @ Bunbury Festival*
June 5 — Detroit, Mich. @ Masonic Temple Theatre
June 7 — Bonner Springs, Kan. @ PMC Amphitheater
June 8 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Armory
June 9 — Council Bluffs, Iowa @ Stir Cove
June 10 — Denver, Colo. Fox Street Compound
June 12 — Sauget, Ill. @ Pop’s Outside
June 13 — Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live!
June 15 — Montebello, Quebec @ Montebello Rockfest**
June 16 — Providence, R.I. @ Bold Point Park
June 17 — Asbury Park, N.J. @ Stone Pony Summerstage
June 18 — Pittsburgh, Penn. @ Stage AE
June 19 — Raleigh, N.C. @ Red Hat Amphitheatre
June 21 — Philadelphia, Penn. @ Festival Pier
June 22 — Forest Hills, N.Y. @ Forest Hills Stadium
June 23 — Gilford, N.H. @ Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion
* festival date w/Dropkick Murphys only
** festival date w/Dropkick Murphys + Flogging Molly