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Announce Dates on Dropkick Murphy’s Shamrock-N-Roll Festival on Folk Stage

In anticipation of CHUCK RAGAN’s third full length record COVERING GROUND , the rootsy singer/songwriter is excited to debut the song “Nomad By Fate” on his newly redesigned website http://www.ChuckRaganMusic.com. After downloading the song for FREE, fans can pre-order Covering Ground, out September 13, 2011 on CD or vinyl, as well as limited edition bundles with custom mini harmonica at SideOneDummy’s webstore:  http://store.sideonedummy.com/bands/chuck-ragan.html

No stranger to the road, Ragan has spent nearly 20 years traveling the world on tour and is excited to hit the pavement again this Fall on Dropkick Murphys’ inaugural Shamrock-N-Roll Festival. Kicking off with two nights at Boston’s renowned Fenway Park on September 8, Ragan will play the Folk stage all nine nights of the tour, which also features Dropkick Murphys, Street Dogs, The Mahones, The Parkington Sisters, and more. Following the Dropkick Murphys’ festival, Chuck Ragan will embark on his own international event, The Revival Tour (www.therevivaltour.com), whose UK and European leg will include eight new countries. The three-week acoustic collective boasts solo and collaborative performances from Ragan, Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio), Dave Hause (The Loved Ones), and Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem/Horrible Crowes), who also appears on the album, and kicks off on September 27 in Bristol, UK. Continue reading


Dropkick and Street Dogs on tour together? Yup!

Dropkick Murphys have announced the first annual Shamrock-N-Roll Festival. The touring festival will feature Dropkick MurphysStreet DogsChuck RaganThe Mahones,The Parkington Sisters and local bands, as well as additional yet-to-be-announced national acts performing on two alternating stages. A boxing demonstration and signing with special guest, renowned boxer “Irish” Micky Ward (The Fighter), will also be featured at the family friendly, all-ages festival.

The Dropkick Murphys Shamrock-N-Roll Festival will kick off with the September 8 and 9 sold-out hometown shows at Boston’s Fenway Park and will visit Bangor, ME; Altamont, NY; Pittsburgh, PA; Columbus, OH; Portsmouth, VA; Rochester, NY and Philadelphia, PA. Dropkick Murphys Shamrock-N-Roll Festival will feature a main stage and acoustic stage, along with kid-friendly activities. The full lineup will be announced soon.

Tickets for most shows go on sale this Friday or Saturday. For the previously announced Fenway Park shows, 18,000 tickets sold out in just 45 minutes. Go to www.DropkickMurphys.com to purchase tickets and for full details about Dropkick Murphys Shamrock-N-Roll Festival. $1 from every ticket sold will benefit the band’s charity, The Claddagh Fund In addition, $1 from every ticket sold for the September 11 show in Altamont will be donated to 9/11 charities.

Dropkick Murphys’ founder/bassist/vocalist Ken Casey explains why the band decided to create their own festival: “We wanted to put a different spin on the idea of an Irish music festival–instead of focusing on the Old World folk tradition, we’re showcasing the ways that tradition has woven itself into newer music–while still maintaining a family-friendly environment and Irish cultural perspective. Our fans cross so many generations, and not all of them want to see a Dropkick Murphys show in a punk rock venue. The Shamrock-N-Roll Festival will give more fans an opportunity to experience our live show, and to hear the unique ways that the other bands on the festival bring that Irish influence into their modern music.”

The critically-acclaimed Dropkick Murphys–known for their complex distillation of classic punk rock, Celtic folk and American rock ‘n’ roll–are touring in support of their Going Out In Style CD (Born & Bred Records/ILG), which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200–the group’s highest chart debut to date.

Catch Dropkick MurphysAl Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, whistle, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, vocals), James Lynch (guitar, vocals), and Scruffy Wallace (bagpipes)–on the road in the following cities:

Shamrock-N-Roll Festival:
Thursday, September 8       Boston, MA               Fenway Park
Friday, September 9             Boston, MA              Fenway Park
Saturday, September 10      Bangor, ME              Bangor Waterfront
Sunday, September 11         Altamont, NY           Altamont Fairgrounds
Monday, September 12        Pittsburgh, PA         Trib Total Media Amp
Tuesday, September 13       Columbus, OH           LC Pavilion
Thursday, September 15     Portsmouth, VA        nTelos Wireless Pavil
Saturday, September 17      Rochester, NY           Main Street Armory
Sunday, September 18         Philadelphia, PA      Electric Factory Lot

Chuck Ragan announces new album, posts artwork and track listing!

Chuck Ragan is one of our favorite artists here at Old Shoe Records. We can not wait to get our hands on this new album  “Covering Ground” due out September 13th on Side One Dummy! Check out more info direct from Side One Dummy Records: