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Dropkick Murphys are an American Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts. First playing together in the basement of a friend's barbershop, they blended traditional folk rock and punk rock known as Celtic punk. Their influences include Stiff Little Fingers, The Pogues, The Clash, Thin Lizzy, The Dubliners, Hot Water Music, and the Swingin' Utters. The band has made a name for itself and built a following as a result of their non-stop touring all over the world and their St. Patrick's Day weekend shows, which are held in and around Boston. The group is also well-known for their patronage of the Boston Red Sox and Bruins.

About Dropkick Murphys

In 2008 frontman Ken Casey re-opened McGreevys Pub, which is said to be the first sports bar ever. The bar has drawn good reviews for both its food and atmosphere. The Murphys have also continued touring, including a number of dates in July set to feature The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. At their July 10, 2008 concert date at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Massachusetts, they announced that the show was being recorded and would be released as their next live album. They made similar announcements during shows in Portland, Maine and Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The band also stated at the Pawtucket show that the sellout crowd of 10,060 was the largest in the band's history. On Thursday, March 12, 2009, the band played the first of a series of seven St Patrick's Day shows at Boston's House of Blues, announcing that the series was to become a DVD/Live Album combination, to be released later in 2009. They are also aiming to release a new studio album some time close to St Patrick's day 2010.

On April 22, 2009, the Dropkick Murphys joined Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band onstage in Boston for his Working on a Dream Tour, playing 'Glory Days' and 'American Land', and the band's guitarist proposed to his girlfriend Diana onstage and was following by the Springsteen song 'So Young And In Love'.

On June 16, 2009 the band opened up for Aerosmith at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts, in a "Hometown Heroes" concert, they later joined Aerosmith onstage to perform "Dirty Water".

"I'm Shipping Up to Boston" also became the offical song advertising the AFL or Australian Rules Football, featuring on the ad promoting the sport in Australia.

On January 1, 2010 the band performed "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" before the Boston Bruins/Philadelphia Flyers 2010 NHL Winter Classic held in Boston's Fenway Park baseball stadium.