Dropkick Murphys surprised the travelers at Boston’s Logan International Airport with a performance of “I’m Shipping Up to Boston.” The band substituted the word “Boston” with “Dublin,” in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Dropkick Murphys were on their way to Dublin, and decided to give the travelers a performance they will never forget. Besides their airport performance, the band has several shows scheduled in the United Kingdom this month. They have a show in Glasgow tonight, Manchester (March 19), Nottingham (March 20), London (March 21), and Birmingham (March 22). Dropkick Murphys will return to the US to perform at the Skate & Surf Festival on May 16th and the 17th in New Jersey.
Dropkick Murphys have released eight studio albums including Do or Die, The Gang’s All Here, Sing Loud, Sing Proud!, Blackout, The Warrior’s Code, The Meanest of Times, Going Out in Style, and Signed and Sealed in Blood. The Warrior’s Code project includes their hit single, “I’m Shipping Up to Boston.” The song has sold over one million digital copies, despite the fact that it never entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song’s popularity even reached the political circuit. Earlier this year, the band sent a message to Governor Scott Walker to stop using their music to promote his political campaign. Scott was using “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” as his entrance music at political venues. The Dropkick Murphys also had to send a complaint to the former speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly for using “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” at a GOP convention.
The band’s Going Out of Style album entered the Billboard 200 Albums chart at Number 6, which is Dropkick Murphys’ best charting project to date. The album produced three singles including “Going Out in Style,” “Memorial Day,” and “Sunday Hardcore Matinee.” Going Out of Style was re-released as the Fenway Park (Bonus Edition) in 2012. It featured eighteen live songs recorded at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox’s home field. Dropkick Murphy’s latest album, Signed and Sealed in Blood, came out in 2013. Four singles were dropped from the album including “Rose Tattoo,” “The Season’s Upon Us,” “The Boys Are Back,” and “Out of Our Heads.”
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