Dropkick Murphys drop video for ‘Until the Next Time’

The Dropkick Murphys may have released their brand new album, 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory, earlier this year, but don’t expect the Boston boys to stop releasing music videos for the record’s tracks. On Thursday (June 8), the group released their music video for their latest single “Until the Next Time.” The video has a simple premise that celebrates the fans with the four-minute clip mostly featuring shots of the band’s fans at the shows, meeting them behind-the scenes, and even over taking the  stage while the band is still performing.

“The music video for ‘Until the Next Time’ was directed by our longtime friend and amazing photographer Gregory Nolan during our 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory Tour in both Europe and the U.S. This song is about our relationship with YOU, the best fans on the planet,” explains vocalist/bassist Ken Casey in a press release.

He continues: “It’s about the memories and the great friends we’ve made along the way…about the pleasure of coming to so many cities that we feel we can almost call home, and the bittersweet moments of having to say goodbye and move on to the next town every night.”

Watch the music video for “Until the Next Time” above.

“Until the Next Time” is featured on the band’s ninth studio album, 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory which was released back in January. The record debut at the number eight spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart and came out at the top spot in the independently released album category.

In support of the new record, the band has been touring relentlessly since January. Currently, the band is in Europe on the European leg of the 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory Tour. Once the tour concludes on July 16 at the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin, Ireland, the Dropkick Murphys will return to the United States for their joint “From Boston to Berkeley Tour” with Rancid.

The “From Boston to Berkeley Tour” will kick off on July 27 at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine and wrap up a month later on Aug. 26 at the It’s Not Dead Festival in San Bernardino, CA. The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers will open the tour from July 27 to Aug. 9. From Aug. 11 to the end of the tour, The Selecter and Kevin Seconds from 7 Seconds will replace The Bouncing Souls and Burns.

The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Dropkick Murphys announces new album, major tour

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Dropkick Murphys fans, it’s time to rejoice! On Thursday (Nov. 3), the Massachusetts-founded band announced plans to release their ninth studio album in the new year. The new record will be titled 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory and is set for a Jan. 6, 2017 release date through their record label Born & Bred Records. The record, which was produced by Ted Hutt, was actually not recorded in Boston. Instead, the group decided to pack up their bags and headed south to El Paso, TX to record the album.

“To me, the whole journey starts with the fact we actually agreed to go – and then went – to Texas, because we’ve never left home to make a record,” bassist/founder Ken Casey said in a press release. “As everyone’s lives have become crazier and busier with kids and families, it’s gotten harder to buckle down at home. We decided to leave Boston, go down to literally the middle of nowhere and lock ourselves in a room.”

The result of being locked in a room in Texas became 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on iTunes while limited edition CDs and vinyl are being offered on the band’s official webstore. To give fans a taste of what to expect, the band has released the lyric video for their first single, “Blood.” Check out the new song below.

In addition to announcing 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory’s release, the band has also unveil a massive tour set to take place at the beginning of the new year. The “11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory 2017 Tour” will kick off on Feb. 21, 2017 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA and wrap up a month later on March 19 during the band’s annual hometown run of Boston shows during St. Patrick’s Day Week. The Interrupters and Blood or Whiskey will open the shows with the exception of certain shows.

Tickets for all the shows will go on sale this Friday, Nov. 4. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

11 SHORT STORIES OF PAIN & GLORY 2017 TOUR DATES:

Feb. 21 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center *+
Feb. 22 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! *+
Feb. 24 – Clive, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center *+
Feb. 25 – Hinckley, MN @ The Grand Minnesota Taste Together *
Feb. 26 – Sioux Falls, SD @ The District *+
Feb. 28 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater *+
March 1 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom *+
March 2 – Little Rock, AK @ Metroplex Live *+
March 3 – Robinsonville, MS @ Horseshoe Tunica – Bluesville *+
March 4 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City *+
March 6 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live *
March 7 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live *
March 8 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues *
March 10 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues *+
March 11 – Washington, DC @ Shamrockfest Dropkick Murphys ONLY
March 12 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount *+
March 15 – Boston, MA @ TBA
March 16 – Boston, MA @ TBA
March 17 – Boston, MA @ TBA
March 18 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
March 18 – Boston, MA @ After Party @ House Of Blues with Pro Boxing
March 19 – Boston, MA @ TBA

* w/ Blood or Whiskey
+ w/ The Interrupters

11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory is the follow-up to the group’s 2013 release, Signed and Sealed in Blood.