Dropkick Murphys announce five UK shows for 2025

Dropkick Murphys
(Image credit: Dave Stauble)

Dropkick Murphys have announced a short UK tour for early 2025. 

The Boston celt-punk stars are set to play a number of prestigious European festivals this summer - Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, Copenhell, Hellfest and Rock Werchter among them - but won't be visiting the UK during this run, which includes a headline show in Ireland at Dublin's Iveagh Gardens on July 7.

They will, however, return to the UK in February to play the following shows:

Feb 04: Birmingham O2 Academy
Feb 05: Glasgow O2 Academy 
Feb 06: Manchester Academy
Feb 07: Cardiff Utilita Arena
Feb 08: London Alexandra Palace

Tickets for the shows are available on Friday, May 31, from 10am, here.

The band's most recent album, last year's Okemah Rising, is their second collection of songs channelling the spirit of folk legend Woody Guthrie, combining original music with previously unpublished Guthrie lyrics.

Speaking about the record ahead of its release in May 2023, vocalist Ken Casey stated, “Every night, when the audience is singing along with Woody's words, his steadfast defense of the working class, and his fight against social injustice and the abuse of political power comes across loud and clear. So as long as Dropkick Murphys are involved, Woody’s message will always be heard.”

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.