Dropkick Murphys released their new single and video ‘Smash Shit Up’ today. ‘Smash Shit Up’ is available digitally and on limited edition coloured vinyl paired with B-side “The Bonny,” a cover of Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon’s 2019 song. Both songs are available on streaming platforms worldwide, with vinyl offered in the Dropkick Murphys webstore, and at the band’s upcoming tour dates, while supplies last. ‘Smash Shit Up’ is also accompanied by a video which can be seen below.
Dropkick Murphys kick off a run of big European shows this week, starting at the Maimarkthalle on Jan 31st in Manheim, Germany, and ending at London’s prestigious Alexandra Palace on Feb 21st. Full European tour dates are below.
Meanwhile, opening acts have been announced for Dropkick Murphys’ Boston Blowout- the band’s five St. Patrick’s Day week Boston-area hometown shows, including Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen and Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols. The full list of openers appears below.
Following the Boston Blowout dates, the band returns to the road in May for a handful of North American festival dates, including Domination Festival (Mexico City), Epicenter(Concord, NC), Welcome To Rockville (Daytona Beach, FL) and Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival (Columbus, OH).
Since forming in 1996, Boston's Dropkick Murphys have sold a staggering 7 million albums worldwide. Recently, Dropkick Murphys' song "Rose Tattoo"–from their Signed and Sealed in Blood album was chosen by Loudwire as one of the "Top 66 Best Of The Decade Rock Songs," appearing at #21 on the list.
Check out the video for ‘Smash Shit Up’ - BELOW:
Dropkick Murphys–Al Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, mellotron, whistles, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, acoustic guitars, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, percussion, vocals), James Lynch (guitar, vocals), Kevin Rheault (touring bassist), Lee Forshner (touring bagpipe player) continue to tour in support of their 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory album (released through the band's own Born & Bred Records in 2017), which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and was the #1 independently released album.
EUROPEAN WINTER TOUR DATES
31.01 Mannheim, Germany Maimarkthalle
01.02 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome
02.02 Frederiksberg, Denmark KB Hallen
03.02 Oslo, Norway Oslo Spektrum Arena
04.02 Gothenburg, Sweden Kajskjul 105
06.02 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
07.02 Brussels, Belgium Forest National
08.02 Paris, France Zenith Paris – La Villette
09.02 Paris, France Zenith Paris – La Villette
11.02 Dortmund, Germany Westfalenhalle
12.02 Hanover, Germany Swiss Life Hall
14.02 Chemnitz, Germany Messehalle
15.02 Bern, Switzerland Festhalle Bern
17.02 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
18.02 Vienna, Austria Wiener Stadthalle
19.02 Munich, Germany Zenith
21.02 London, UK Alexandra Palace
BOSTON BLOWOUT DATES & DETAILS
13.03 Encore Boston Harbor
Lars Frederiksen (from Rancid), Glen Matlock (from Sex Pistols)
14.03 House Of Blues Boston – Matinee (SOLD OUT)
The Old Firm Casuals (with Lars Frederiksen)
15.03 House Of Blues Boston
The Old Firm Casuals (with Lars Frederiksen), Kneecap (from Belfast)
16.03 Big Night Live
The Old Firm Casuals (with Lars Frederiksen), Lenny Lashley (from Darkbuster)
17.03 House Of Blues Boston (SOLD OUT)
Darkbuster, Jim Weeks Band