Let's Go Murphys! Let's Go Murphys!
There may be nothing that says Boston better than a St Patty's Day show with the hometown heroes Dropkick Murphys. Last year's shows were recorded and filmed for an upcoming live CD/DVD that should be available by the time the Murphys take the stage in 2010. I've seen them at Avalon (replaced by House of Blues), House of Blues, and at Agganis and Tsongas Arenas. They are always a good time.
The Dropkicks may be the hardest working band in rock & roll and it's never more true than during St Patty's Day week. They pull out all the stops for these shows, including Irish step dancers, fife and drum corps, string quartets, choirs, bagpipes; all from the local community. The concerts are not as much rock shows as a celebration of all that is Irish and all that is Boston. Check out the excellent slide show from last year's show by Kerry Brett to see what I mean.
Tickets for the 2010 St Patty's Day shows are on sale now, although I believe they're all SOLD OUT. The links are listed below. Please don't buy or sell scalped tickets. It doesn't benefit the artists, venues or fans.
Like last year, the six nights will be hosted at House of Blues Boston. Shows are all ages, general admission. There is a four ticket limit per person. A limited number of tickets will be available from the Orpheum box office in Boston with no service fees.
Fri, Mar 12: ticketmaster.com/event/010043747BE848CA
Sat, Mar 13: ticketmaster.com/event/010043747C5748CD
Sun, Mar 14: ticketmaster.com/event/010043747CCF48E5
Mon, Mar 15: ticketmaster.com/event/010043747D3348F1
Tue, Mar 16: ticketmaster.com/event/010043747D984905
Wed, Mar 17: ticketmaster.com/event/010043747E2A4922
DKM fans may know the answer to this FAQ already, but each show starts with the song "Foggy Dew" played at full volume through the PA. The song is sung by Sinead O'Connor, on The Chieftains' "Long Black Veil" album. It is an absolutely jaw-dropping rendition.
I'll be there for the Sunday show. See you at the rock show!