Watch Dropkick Muprhys’ Full St. Patrick’s Day Performance Right Here
More than one punk has noticed that the quarantine imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19 includes St. Patrick’s Day, a celebration of all things Irish. For Irish Americans, this holiday is honored with one unique event in particular: the Dropkick Murphys playing a rousing set of Irish punk songs to a rabid audience. But in the face of quarantine, rather than cancel or postpone their most infamous show of the year, the Murphys decided to livestream their performance, which you can now watch in full below.
Like Code Orange before them, Dropkick have decided to simply play to an empty room for their set. Sure, the venue lacks the true atmosphere of a St. Patty’s Day show — unless people arrange it with their spouse or roommate, there isn’t beer spilled on them or lyrics screamed in their faces — but the core sentiment of a live Murphys set is still very present. More than anything, there’s a heartwarming sympathy to this show being streamed live, a sense that Dropkick know that their performance means something especially important to a lot of people on this day.
Push your way to the front of your living room and watch the Dropkick Murphys’ 2020 St. Patrick’s Day set below:
Well done, boys.
Though most other concerts, festivals, and public gatherings have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus, Dropkick Murphys’ upcoming tour with Rancid appears to still be on the books, so — fingers crossed — catch these bands live at one of the following dates:
3 Concord, NC @ Epicenter Festival +
4 Richmond, VA @ Virginia Credit Union LIVE! *
5 Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
6 Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium *
8 Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome To Rockville +
10 Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center *
11 Austin, TX @ The Lawn at the Long Center *
12 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater *
13 Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory *
15 Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Concert Cove at Harrah’s *
16 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s *
17 Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Music Festival +
18 Grand Rapids, MI @ The DeltaPlex Arena
20 New York, NY @ Pier 17
21 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
22 Oval, QC @ Place Bell
23 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino
24 Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
* = with Gerry Cinnamon
+ = festival date (no Gerry Cinnamon or Jesse Ahern)
In keeping with public gathering bans, Dropkick Murphys will bring St. Patrick’s Day right to your home.
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