Dropkick Murphys tour Boston for their annual St. Patrick’s Day shows

 

Local home town favorites the Dropkick Murphys were back in Boston for their annual (18 years and counting) St. Patrick’s Day string of shows. The opening night crowd, at the sold-out House of Blues Boston, was absolutely electric and teeming in anticipation of the American Celtic punk rockers to hit the stage and hit the stage they did, playing a 90 minute set of 24 songs, including  a hard driving Celtic punk-rock version of the Jonny Cash country song, Folsom Prison Blues.

Boston-based Irish musician Jinty McGrath and local(Connecticut) metalcore band, HATEBREED opened the evening festivities with solid sets.

Setlist:

I Had a Hat

Rebels with a Cause

Prisoner’s Song

Worker’s Song

Johnny, I hardly Knew Ya

Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight

The Outcast

Buried Alive

Time To Go

Curse of a Fallen Soul

Paying My Way

Heroes From Our Past

The Fields of Athenry

Barroom Hero

Surrender

The Spicy McHaggis Jig

Burn

Folsom Prison Blues

Going Out In Style

Rose Tattoo

Captain Kelly’s Kitchen

Out of Our Heads

Encore:

I’m Shipping Up To Boston

Until The Next Time

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