Dropkick Murphys ANNOUNCE JANUARY 7th 2013 RELEASE OF FORTHCOMING EIGHTH ALBUM: ‘SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD’
BAND READIES FOR FALL TOUR DATES IN THE US and a UK TOUR JAN 15-19
Boston-based band Dropkick Murphys are excited to announce the official January 7th release of their forthcoming album, SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD, via the band’s long-running label, Born and Bred Records via CoOperative Music. The album is their second with producer Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem), which was recorded at Boston’s Q Division studios and mixed by Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes). “We had such a great time writing our last album, Going Out In Style and we were excited to get back into the studio right away,” says bassist and co-lead singer Ken Casey. “Where Going Out in Style was a concept album—kind of intricate and difficult—this one is catchy, fun, and is gonna damage a lot of speakers.”
Since they first hit the scene in 1996, the Boston seven-piece have racked up record sales in excess of 4 million worldwide and have collaborated with numerous global superstars including Bruce Springsteen (who featured on ‘Going Out In Style’). Their smash hit single “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” exceeded platinum status and was featured heavily in Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning film, The Departed. Their 2011 offering, ‘Going Out In Style’, debuted in the Billboard Top 10 at #6, marking the band’s highest chart entry to date and heralding the continued success of their independent label Born & Bred Records. The band now sell out shows worldwide and have cultivated one of the most fervent fan bases in rock music.
Dropkick Murphys are also excited to kick off the next leg of their Fall US tour, beginning on Oct 29th in Grand Rapids, MI. The band will play a number of dates along the West Coast and the Mountain States, including two shows in Canada. This will be followed by a UK tour and a handful of European dates kicking off in Dublin on Jan 12th.
Dropkick Murphys are – Al Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, whistle, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, vocals), James Lynch (guitar, vocals), and Scruffy Wallace (bagpipes, tin whistles)
Dropkick Murphys Upcoming UK/Ireland Tour Dates
JAN 12 – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street – Buy Tickets
JAN 15 – Manchester, UK @ HMV Ritz – Buy Tickets
JAN 16 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland – Buy Tickets
JAN 17 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City – Buy Tickets
JAN 18 – London, UK @ HMV Forum – Buy Tickets
JAN 19 – London, UK @ HMV Forum – Buy Tickets