Dropkick Murphys launched their nationwide From Boston To Berkeley Tour with co-headliners Rancid last week in Bangor, Maine, and shows are selling out across the country. The month-long trek marks the first time the bands have toured together after a long and important history together. Each night culminates with a unique joint encore featuring Dropkick Murphys and Rancid sharing the stage for a mix of vintage punk and classic rock covers.
The From Boston To Berkeley Tour also provides a special opportunity for those in attendance. Two From Boston To Berkeley Tour Charity Challenge Coins – one featuring Dropkick Murphys and one featuring Rancid -- will be available exclusively at the merch booth throughout the tour. The proceeds from each $20 coin donation will be split between The Claddagh Fund (www.CladdaghFund.org) and Musack (www.Musack.org).
Dropkick Murphys and Rancid are joined by openers The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers) for From Boston To Berkeley Tour dates through August 9, and The Selecter and Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds) will open shows from August 11 through the tour’s conclusion at the It’s Not Dead festival in Southern California on August 26.
Dropkick Murphys are touring in support of their 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory album, released through the band's own Born & Bred Records earlier this year. The album debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and was the #1 independently released album.
The upcoming From Boston To Berkeley Tour dates are as follows:
Stage AE (Sold Out)
Festival Pier (Sold Out)
Asbury Park, NJ
Stone Pony Summer Stage (Sold Out)
Brockton (Boston), MA
Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk (Sold Out)
Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
BMO Harris Pavilion
Salt Lake City, UT
Idaho Center Amphitheatre
WaMu Theater at Century Link Field Events Center
San Luis Obispo, CA
Memorial Auditorium (Sold Out)
Chandler (Phoenix), AZ
Rawhide Event Center
San Diego, CA
Petco Park, Park At The Park
Las Vegas, NV
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
San Bernardino, CA
Glen Helen Amphitheater
(It's Not Dead Festival)