Dropkick Murphys have announced 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, D.C.’s ShamrockFest on March 24. Though no details regarding the Dropkick Murphys’ traditional string of always sold-out Boston shows have been revealed, the band has announced they will play a pair of shows at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell on St. Patrick’s Day.
Tickets for both shows in Lowell on Saturday, March 17, which will take place at 2 and 8 p.m., will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through the venue’s box office and website for $32.50.
Along with the tour dates, Dropkick Murphys have announced they will release a deluxe digital edition of the group’s latest release, Going Out In Style, on November 21. The package will include a companion digital release, Live From Fenway, which was recorded during the band’s two sold out shows at the historic ballpark on September 8 and 9. An expanded physical version of the deluxe CD package will be released in March 2012. The track listing for the release is available below. In addition, the band will release an HD concert film of the performance called “Live From Fenway” next year. The film will also be broadcast on an national cable network in 2012. Further details regarding both the film and broadcast will be announced at a later date.
Going Out In Style, the band’s seventh studio album, was released in March It debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200, the group’s highest chart debut to date.
Dropkick Murphys’ Live From Fenway digital release track listing:
Hang ‘Em High
Sunday Hardcore Matinee
Deeds Not Words
Going Out In Style
Peg O’ My Heart
The Irish Rover
Climbing A Chair To Bed
Take ‘Em Down (acoustic)
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