Boston's Dropkick Murphys are bringing a taste of St. Patrick's Day mayhem to Portsmouth next week. The group, known for its mash up of Irish folk and feisty rock, is leading something called the Shamrock-N-Roll Festival into the nTelos amphitheater on Thursday, Sept. 15.
The tour launches Sept. 10 in Bangor, Maine, just after the band’s Sept. 8-9 sold-out hometown shows at Fenway Park.
In Portsmouth, the band Street Dogs will be on the bill.
Adding to the event's festive atmosphere, renowned boxer “Irish” Mickey Ward -- from the film "The Fighter" -- will give a boxing demonstration at the family friendly, all-ages festival. A buck from every ticket sold will benefit the Dropkicks charity, The Claddagh Fund. Find out more about that from www.claddaghfund.org.
The Dropkick Murphys are touring in support of their CD "Going Out in Style," which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
A critic for the Boston Globe wrote, “Dropkick Murphys still have the punchy energy of a street-punk band, yet the septet has settled into the role of ambassador of all things blue-collar Boston.”
General admission tickets to the show are $32.50 in advance from Ticketmaster. Visit www.pavilionconcerts.com or call 393-8181.
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