The Dropkick Murphys’ 2012 tour plans begin with a previously announced European tour scheduled Jan. 26 through Feb. 11. The trek includes shows in Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Ireland and United Kingdom.
The annual St. Patrick’s Day tour kicks off Feb. 22 in Toronto at Sound Academy. The Irish-American Celtic punk band wraps up the tour March 24 in Washington, D.C., with a performance at the Shamrock Festival at RFK Stadium.
Other lucky cities on the routing include Indianapolis (Feb. 23); Milwaukee (Feb. 24); Minneapolis (Feb. 25); Dallas (Feb. 27); Houston (Feb. 28); New Orleans (March 1), Atlanta (March 6); Nashville (March 7); Atlantic City (March 9); and Uncasville, Conn. (March 10).
Dropkick Murphys will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a matinee and an evening show on March 17 in Lowell, Mass., at Tsongas Center At UMass Lowell. The band’s annual St. Patrick’s Day week hometown shows in Boston will be announced soon.
Tickets for the St. Patrick’s Day North American Tour go on sale Friday. The exception is the band’s March 3 show, which goes on sale Dec. 9.
The band is releasing a deluxe digital edition of its seventh studio album, Going Out in Style, Nov. 21. It will include a digital release of Live From Fenway, which was recorded at the band’s sold out Sept. 8-9 headline dates in Boston. An expanded physical version of the deluxe package will be released in March.
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