The Celtic-rock group Dropkick Murphys are teaming up with the punk-rockers of Rancid for a co-headlining tour this year.
The “Boston to Berkeley II Tour” will kick-off this May in Richmond, Virginia, followed by gigs in Houston, Dallas, Grand Rapids, and Laval. They’ll appear at venues along the way like Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium, Corpus Christi’s Concrete Street Amphitheater, Pier 17 in New York City, and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville before wrapping-up at Lewiston, New York’s Artpark on May 24. Jesse Ahern will provide support, while the headliner will vary every other night of the trek.
“Looking forward to getting out with the Dropkick Murphys again for the second edition of our ‘Boston to Berkeley’ tour in May,” Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen said in a statement. “This is one you won’t wanna miss.”
This is the first time the pair is touring together since their co-headlining tour in 2017, dubbed “From Boston To Berkeley.” The pair have a long history together, since Frederiksen first came across a copy of Dropkick Murphy’s original EP at a friends house and then reached out to his bandmate, who passed it on to Hellcat Records’ president Tim Armstrong, who added the band to his new label.
Dropkick Murphys last released 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory in 2017. The LP featured “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and and “Blood.” Similarly, Rancid released Trouble Maker in 2017, which is known for “Ghost of a Chance” and “Bovver Rock and Roll.”
See the pair’s full list of co-headlining tour dates below.
Rancid + Dropkick Murphys | Boston To Berkeley Tour II
May 04 – Richmond, VA @ Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
May 05 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
May 06 – Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium
May 08 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
May 10 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
May 11 – Austin, TX @ The Lawn at the Long Center
May 12 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
May 13 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
May 15 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Concert Cove at Harrah’s Council Bluffs
May 16 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
May 17 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival
May 18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The DeltaPlex Arena
May 20 – New York, NY @ Pier 17
May 21 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
May 22 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
May 23 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino
May 24 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark