About Dropkick Murphys
After twenty years, Dropkick Murphys remain bigger than ever, having sold over 6 million albums worldwide. The band continues to sell out venues around the world. They’ve headlined Boston’s Fenway Park and have been personally invited to share the stage with everyone from Foo Fighters to Bruce Springsteen to Mumford & Sons. The group’s single “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” — from 2005’s Certified Gold ‘The Warrior’s Code’ — has sold nearly 2 million copies. With lyrics penned by Woody Guthrie, the song gained mainstream notoriety after being prominently featured in Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning film “The Departed.” It can be commonly heard at sporting events and on television as a theme song for many sports teams (even outside of Boston).
About Blood or Whiskey
Blood or Whiskey were formed in 1992 in Dublin Ireland.
Understandably likened to The Pogues, but the bands influences lead their sound to be more accurately described as a hybrid of The Dubliners meets The Clash. Having released 2 EP’s & 4 albums (Cashed Out On Culture still widely regarded internationally as an Irish gem and Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil a classic), with 4 tours of the East Coast of America (three with Dropkick Murphy’s), a regular feature at the Rebellion Festival over the last 8 years (Morecambe, Dublin & Blackpool), and a tour of Japan under their belts, other career highlights included; supporting SLF on an entire UK tour, opening for the likes of Manu Chao, Rancid & The Pogues, playing Oxegen (2009), Reading & Leeds (2010), Blood Or Whiskey have covered a lot of ground in their career to date.
Blood or Whiskey are still playing many of the old classics as well as airing some of the more ska/reggae sounding tunes from the Tell the truth and Shame the Devil album. Renowned for their raucous shows, the re-energized band deliver their signature blend of Celtic punk like their lives depended on it! Go see !