Dropkick Murphys announce fall tour dates with Clutch, Hatebreed

The Dropkick Murphys are hitting the road this fall and taking some of their friends for the ride. On Tuesday (April 16), the Boston-based band announced a United States-centric tour for later this year. The upcoming trek will find the act performing at venues across the country throughout September and October.

The 18-stop jaunt will invade several major cities including Raleigh, Charlotte, Birmingham, Detroit, St. Paul, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and more. The tour begins on Sept. 20 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts and concludes almost a month later on Oct. 15 at the WAMU Theater in Seattle.

The six-pieces impending tour schedule also includes two previously confirmed music festival appearances; Sea.Hear.Now Festival on Sept. 22 in Asbury Park, New Jersey and Louder than Life on Sept. 28 in Louisville.

Clutch and Hatebreed are the tour’s direct supporting acts while Amigo the Devil and Russ Rankin of Good Riddance will perform on select dates.

“This fall we’re hitting the road with Clutch and special guests Hatebreed, Amigo the Devil, and Russ Rankin of Good Riddance,” the band posted alongside the official flyer for the upcoming trek. Watch the band’s tour announcement video above.

The fall tour is in support of the Dropkick Murphy’s latest studio release, 2017’s 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory. The album, the group’s ninth studio effort, debuted at the number eight spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found below.


Sept. 20 — Springfield, MA – MassMutual Center
Sept. 21 — Erie, PA – Erie Insurance Arena
Sept. 22 — Ashbury Park, NJ – Sea.Hear.Now Festival*
Sept. 24 — Raleigh, NV @ The Red Hat Amphitheater
Sept. 25 — Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 26 — Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company
Sept. 28 — Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life*
Sept. 29 — Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre+
Sept. 30 — Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Oct. 1 — St. Paul, MN – Myth Live
Oct. 3 — Moorhead, MN – Bluestem Center of the Arts Amphitheatre
Oct. 5 — Denver, CO – 1STBANK Center+
Oct. 6 — Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center
Oct. 8 — Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Oct. 9 — San Diego, CA – Park at the Park Petco Park
Oct. 12 — Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl#
Oct. 14 — Boise, ID – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
Oct. 15 — Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater$

* only Dropkick Murphys
+ Clutch, Amigo the Devil
# Russ Rankin
$ Clutch, Russ Rankin

South By So What? Unleash Second List of Bands


South By So What? have released the second list of artist who will be taking the trip to Texas in late March.

The second unveil of the annual festival which will be turning eight in 2015, recently announced bands such as Atreyu, Chiodos, For Today, Hatebreed, I See Stars, Motionless in White, Superhaven, This Wild Life, and many more.

One of the treats to come from the newly revealed list comes courtesy of Cartel. The Georgia-based band will be performing their debut album, 2005’s Chroma in full during their setThat’s one way to celebrate the tenth anniversary of your break-out record.

Check out the up to date list of artists which includes over 100 bands, and the final list hasn’t even been revealed yet.

New bands announced:

Cartel performing Chroma in its entirety
Conquer Divide
Dear You
Driver Friendly
Fear & Wonder
For The Win
For Today
Hotel Books
Invent, Animate
I See Stars
Jesse Lawson
Motionless In White
Mouth Of The South
Silent Screams
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life
This Wild Life

First group of bands:

Black Tongue
Boris The Blade
Enter Shikari
Ghost Atlas
He Is Legend
Mayday Parade
Outline in Color
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
The Alchemy Index
The Browning
The Maine
The Ongoing Concept
We Came As Romans
Yesterday As Today

South By So What? will take place during the weekend of March 20-22 at the QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX. Tickets are currently on sale, so maybe it’s time to start buying them.