American punk rockers Dropkick Murphys have officially confirmed some brand new Irish Tour Dates! Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Dropkick Murphys will be returning to Dublin for live concert dates at Vicar Street this coming January 2013. In association with Aiken Promotions, Dropkick Murphys will be performing live on stage at Vicar Street in Dublin on Saturday the 12th of January 2013 – and now, due to phenomenal demand, Sunday the 13th of January 2013 has also been added. Tickets for Dropkick Murphys live at Vicar Street in Dublin are priced from €26.90 including booking fee and are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Dropkick Murphys live at Vicar Street in Dublin this coming January 2013.
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“They’re songwriters–and good ones, too, preserving their party-boy reputation while turning out giant, soulful choruses on songs both manicured and memorable.” - Rolling Stone
Following last February’s barnstorming sell-out show at Vicar Street in Dublin, Boston’s hard-working Celtic-punks Dropkick Murphys, return with a new studio album ‘Signed and Sealed in Blood’ and a visit to Dublin on Saturday January 12th 2013.
‘Signed and Sealed in Blood’ is the forthcoming and eight studio album by the Dropkick Murphys. The album is due for release in January 2013 on the band’s Born & Bred Records label. The album’s title comes from the lyrics of the first single, ‘Rose Tattoo’.
On August 31st, 2012, Dropkick Murphys announced the album’s title and first single through their Facebook page. The band has been soliciting fans to tattoo themselves with the new logo from the album’s cover and send photos and videos to their web site by September 19th 2012. The images will be used in the packaging for the CD and vinyl album.
Where ‘Going Out in Style’ told the story of a fictional character named Cornelius Larkin – complete with an obituary written by Michael Patrick MacDonald for the liner notes Signed and Sealed in Blood… has no such constraints. “This is just the opposite of that,” bassist Ken Casey explains, “It’s just us having fun and making the most catchy, sing-a-long kind of songs we can. It’s not that the last album wasn’t fun. It was. Going Out in Style is one of the records I’m most proud of, of anything we’ve done. But it gave me a couple migraines along the way, getting through that because everything was so connected. This time we cut loose.” But he does feel that Signed and Sealed in Blood… is also “almost a continuation of (Going Out in Style), in a musical sense. There’s an upbeat, party vibe to it. A lot of these songs, we were having such a good time writing them and just enjoying the writing process. It’s the quickest we’ve released an album, ever, after another.”
Dropkick Murphys have been previewing some of the new songs during their ‘Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day’ US tour, which wrapped up in September 2012. Ken Casey describes the final track, ‘The End of the Night’, as “the closing time, kind of loser’s anthem, about people who don’t want to go home.” The album also features a holiday song called ‘Tis The Season’, which Casey promises “is definitely not some cheesy Christmas tune. It’s about a dysfunctional family.”
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