Dropkick Murphys Announce Tour, Boot Skinhead

The stars were in alignment for Boston’s Dropkick Murphys this week.  At the same time the band announced its upcoming tour, a video surfaced showing what the celtic punk rockers do when a skinhead joins them onstage and gives the Nazi salute.

There are a few video versions of last week’s Dropkick Murphys gig at New York City’s Terminal 5.  As fans packed the stage for a rendition of AC/DC’s “TNT,” bassist Ken Casey noticed someone doing a “Sieg Heil.”  Being a red-blooded Irish/American, Casey just had to express his feelings when it comes to wannabe Nazis.

After finishing a brief April run that includes two weekends at Coachella as well as shows in California, Arizona and Hawaii, The Murphs return to the road beginning with the Sasquatch! festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre near Quincy, Wash., May 26.  Other newly announced stops include Denver, Nashville, Cincinnati, Columbus, Montebello and Toronto.  The band is also playing Metallica’s “Orion Music + More” festival in Detroit and the Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec.

May 26 – Quincy, Wash., Gorge Amphitheatre (“Sasquatch!”)
May 27 – Boise, Idaho, Knitting Factory Concert House
May 28 – Salt Lake City, Utah, In The Venue
May 29 – Denver, Colo., Fillmore Auditorium
May 30 – Albuquerque, N.M., Sunshine Theatre
June 1 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Diamond Ballroom
June 2 – Memphis, Tenn., Minglewood Hall
June 3 – Chattanooga, Tenn., Track 29
June 4 – Raleigh, N.C., The Ritz
June 6 – Nashville, Tenn., Marathon Music Works
June 7 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart’s
June 8 – Detroit, Mich., Belle Isle Park (“Orion Music + More”)
June 9 – Columbus, Ohio, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
June 11 – Stroudsburg, Pa., Sherman Theater
June 12 – Huntington, N.Y., The Paramount
June 13 – Clifton Park, N.Y., Upstate Concert Hall
June 14 – Montebello, Quebec, Amnesia Rockfest
June 15 – Toronto, Ontario, Echo Beach

Photo: AP Photo
Boston Pops Fourth of July concert rehearsal, Hatch Memorial Shell, Boston, Mass.

Festival dates are already on sale.  General onsales for all other dates begin March 22.  Visit DropkickMurphys.com.