Dropkick Murphys have announced December tour dates in Australia and New Zealand as part of the No Sleep Til…Festival 2010. Touring in support of their Live On Lansdowne, Boston MA CD/DVD (Born & Bred Records/ILG), which captures the intensity and camaraderie of 2009’s sold-out St. Patrick’s Day week hometown shows in Boston, Dropkick Murphys will join Megadeth, NOFX, Parkway Drive, Gwar, Frenzal Rhomb and more at each festival date. Tickets go on sale Thursday, September 9. The full band lineup for each date can be found on the festival’s website: http://www.nosleeptil.com.au.
Look for a new studio album from Dropkick Murphys–Ken Casey (vocals, bass guitar), Al Barr (vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, backing vocals), James Lynch (guitar, backing vocals), Tim Brennan (guitar, accordion, piano, backing vocals), Jeff DaRosa (mandolin, accordion, banjo, bouzouki, tin whistle, acoustic guitar) and Scruffy Wallace (bagpipes)–in 2011.
Dropkick Murphys also continue their work with The Claddagh Fund, the charity established by DKM founding member Ken Casey in support of non-profits that champion the causes of children, veterans and those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. The First Annual Claddagh Fund Celebrity Golf Tournament co-hosted by NHL Hall Of Famer Bobby Orr will take place September 10 in Falmouth, Massachusetts. For details, go to www.claddaghfund.org.
For the most current Dropkick Murphys news, go to www.dropkickmurphys.com.
The No Sleep Til…Festival dates are as follows:
Date City Venue
Friday, December 10 Auckland, NZ ASB Showgrounds
Sunday, December 12 Perth, AUS Arena Joondalup
Wednesday, December 15 Adelaide, AUS Entertainment Centre
Friday, December 17 Melbourne, AUS Showgrounds
Saturday, December 18 Sydney, AUS Entertainment Quarter Moore Park
Sunday, December 19 Brisbane, AUS RNA Showgrounds