Never a band to let St. Patrick’s Day go unobserved, Dropkick Murphys will launch their 2013 tour named after Ireland’s patron saint when the band rocks Cleveland’s House Of Blues in mid-Feb.
With two nights scheduled for Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City, stops on the tour also include Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, and Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Fla.
Rolling into Boston in mid-March, the Dropkick Murphys have three nights slated for Beantown.
The party begins with the band fulfilling its longtime dream of headlining what is now called TD Garden. Promoted as “Dropkick Murphys Irish Festival” the March 15 event will include bands and attractions on two stages.
After playing Boston’s Brighton Music Hall March 16, the band will headline House Of Blues on St. Patrick’s Day March 17.
Here’s the complete tour:
Feb. 21 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
Feb. 22 – Chicago, Ill., Aragon Ballroom
Feb. 23 – Duluth, Minn., Otter Creek Event Center (“Twin Ports Brewfest”)
Feb. 24 – Minneapolis, Minn., Myth
Feb. 26 – Dallas, Minn., House Of Blues
Feb. 27 – Austin, Texas, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q / Walker Creek Amph.
Feb. 28 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
March 2 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House Of Blues
March 3 – St. Petersburg, Fla., Jannus Live
March 4 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle
March 5 – Charlotte, N.C, Fillmore Charlotte
March 6 – Norfolk, Va., NorVa
March 8 – Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory
March 9 – Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory
March 10 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
March 11 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
March 12 – New York City, N.Y., Terminal 5
March 13 – New York City, N.Y., Terminal 5
March 15 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden
March 16 – Boston, Mass., Brighton Music Hall
March 17 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston Presented By Foxwoods Resort Casino
Coming a bit sooner is the Dropkick Murphys’ new album. Signed and Sealed In Blood arrives digitally Nov. 23 via iTunes and the band’s website. The physical album drops Jan. 8 via the band’s Born and Bred Records imprint. Visit DropkickMurphys.com for more information.