Dropkick Murphys announced today that they are taking their Irish pride beyond the city limits of Boston in advance of the week of St. Patrick’s Day again with a series of dates across the country.

Known for their hit single “I’m Shippin’ Up to Boston,” which was featured prominently in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, the Irish punk rock band perform a series of shows in Boston every year during the week of St. Patrick’s Day.  The band does not stop there in the celebration of the greenest holiday of the year.  They have started a tradition of performing a series of additional nationwide dates every year around St. Patrick’s Day. These guys definitely know how to spread the shamrock love from coast to coast.

Dropkick Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day Tour Info

The St. Patrick’s Day tour in 2012 will start north of the border in Toronto on February 22 and will wrap up in Washington D.C. on March 24.  Other cities that the tour will hit are Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Nashville, Atlantic City and Uncasville, CT.

In advance of the North American dates, the band will also be hitting Europe in late January and early February with shows in Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, United Kingdom and in Ireland – what would a St. Patrick’s Day tour be without a show in the motherland!

Be sure to check out SeatGeek for dates, times and the best deals for ticket prices of the Dropkick Murphys‘ St. Patrick’s Day Tour.

Image courtesy of Flickr user straightedge217.

2012 Dropkick Murphys North American Tour Dates (subject to change)

Date Location Venue
February 22 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
February 23 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
February 24 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
February 25 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
February 27 Dallas, TX House of Blues
February 28 Houston, TX House of Blues
February 29 Austin, TX Emo’s East
March 1 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
March 3 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
March 4 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
March 5 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
March 6 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
March 7 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
March 9 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
March 10 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
March 11 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre
March 17 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
March 24 Washington, D. C. RFK Stadium

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