Rancid, Dropkick Murphys Cross The Land

Punk mainstays Rancid and Dropkick Murphys are joining forces for a co-headline trek across North America, titled the “From Boston To Berkeley” tour. The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns are coming along as support. 

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Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, Tenn.

The new dates start in Bangor, Maine, on July 27 and wrap up at venue still to be decided in Los Angeles on Aug. 26. There is also a TBA in Montreal on July 28.

Rancid has a new album arriving in 2017, the band’s ninth full length effort. The group is set to trot the globe before the tour with the Murphys, as they play Mexico and South America this month, followed by European festivals and Green Day shows in the summer.

Dropkick Murphys will be playing tunes from its new release, 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory, which came out in January. They have some U.S. gigs lined up this month, the next of which is tonight at

The two bands have connections that stretch back decades, as Rancid’s Tim Armstrong originally signed Dropkick to Hellcat Records 20 years ago and helped establish the up-and-comers.

“This is a dream come true for Dropkick Murphys,” DKM’s Ken Casey said. “Rancid gave us our break – Tim signing us to his label, Lars (Frederiksen) producing our early albums … so much history and great memories. Now, literally sharing the stage together every night. This tour is going to destroy all others this summer.”

The bands are promising a joint encore performance each night in which they will both take the stage simultaneously.

Here is the routing:

July 27 – Bangor, Maine, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
July 28 – Montreal, Quebec, TBA
July 29 – Toronto, Ontario, Echo Beach
July 30 – Cleveland, Ohio, Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica
July 31 – Sterling Heights, Mich., Michigan Lottery Theater At Freedom Hill
Aug. 2 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE
Aug. 3 – Philadelphia, Pa., Festival Pier
Aug. 4 – Asbury Park, N.J., Stone Pony Summer Stage
Aug. 5 – Brockton, Mass., Brockton Fairgrounds
Aug. 6 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Ford Amphitheater At Coney Island Boardwalk
Aug. 8 – Chicago, Ill., Huntington Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island
Aug. 9 – Milwaukee, Wisc., BMO Harris Pavilion
Aug. 11 – Denver, Colo., Sculpture Park
Aug. 12 – Magna, Utah, The Great Saltair
Aug. 13 – Nampa, Idaho, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Aug. 15 – Vancouver, British Columbia, UBC nderbird Arena
Aug. 16 – Seattle, Wash., WaMu Theater
Aug. 18 – Avila Beach, Calif., Avila Beach Pier
Aug. 19 – Sacramento, Calif., Memorial Auditorium
Aug. 20 – Berkeley, Calif., Greek Theatre At UC Berkeley
Aug. 22 – Chandler, Ariz., Rawhide Event Center
Aug. 24 – San Diego, Calif., PETCO Park
Aug. 25 – Las Vegas, Nev., Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Aug. 26 – Los Angeles, Calif., TBA

Tickets go on sale to the general public March 10. Learn more about the artists at RancidRancid.com and DropkickMurphys.com.