Dropkick Murphys Announce 2012 St. Patrick's Day North American Tour

Christmas has yet to come but Dropkick Murphys are already looking ahead to another holiday with the announcement of the initial dates for their 2012 St. Patrick's Day North American Tour with supporting special guest Frank Turner.

The annual trek kicks off February 22 in Toronto and wraps with the band's second appearance at Washington, DC's ShamrockFest (March 24).

The tour includes a matinee and an evening show on St. Patrick's Day (March 17) at Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA, just outside Boston, as well as Dropkick Murphys' third annual performance after a Milwaukee Admirals hockey game at Bradley Center in Wisconsin (February 24).

Details about Dropkick Murphys' traditional string of always sold-out St. Patrick's Day week hometown shows in Boston will be announced soon.

In addition, a deluxe digital edition of the group's critically acclaimed Going Out In Stylealbum--on the band-owned Born & Bred Records--will be released November 21. The package will include a companion digital release--Live From Fenway--recorded on September 8 and 9 in front of 20,000 Dropkick Murphys fans at the band's sold out headlining dates at Boston's legendary ballpark. An expanded physical version of the deluxe CD package will be released in March 2012. Live >From Fenway the HD concert film will be broadcast on a national cable network in 2012. Details regarding this partnership will be announced soon.

The track listing for the Live From Fenway digital release is as follows:

Hang 'Em High
Sunday Hardcore Matinee
Deeds Not Words
Going Out In Style
Broken Hymns
Peg O' My Heart
The Irish Rover
Climbing A Chair To Bed
Take 'Em Down (acoustic)

European Dates:
Thu 1/26 Brussels, Belgium Forest National Club
Fri 1/27 Hanover, Germany AWD Hall
Sat 1/28 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
Sun 1/29 Berlin, Germany Columbia Halle
Mon 1/30 Leipzig, Germany Haus Auensee
Tue 1/31 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
Wed 2/1 Ludwigsburg, Germany Arena Ludwigsberg
Thu 2/2 Paris, France Olympia
Fri 2/3 Turin, Italy Pala Ruffini
Sat 2/4 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex
Sun 2/5 Eindhoven, Netherlands Klokgebouw
Mon 2/6 Dusseldorf, Germany Phillips Hall
Wed 2/8 Liverpool, UK O2 Academy
Thur 2/9 Dublin, Ireland Vicar Street
Fri 2/10 London, UK The Roundhouse
Sat 2/11 Glasgow, Scotland Barrowlands

North American St. Patrick's Day Tour:
Wed 2/22 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
Thu 2/23 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian
Fri 2/24 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center (Admirals Game)
Sat 2/25 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Mon 2/27 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Tue 2/28 Houston, TX House Of Blues
Wed 2/29 Austin, TX Emo's East
Thu 3/1 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Sat 3/3 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
(Tickets on sale 12/9)
Sun 3/4 Orlando, FL House Of Blues
Mon 3/5 Tampa, FL Ritz Ybor
Tue 3/6 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Wed 3/7 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
Fri 3/9 Atlantic City, NJ House Of Blues
Sat 3/10 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
Sun 3/11 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
Sat 3/17 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena (matinee show)
Sat 3/17 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena (evening show)
Sat 3/24 Washington, DC ShamrockFest '12

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