Dropkick Murphys - finest Irish folk-punk mix
Shipping up to Boston
Irish folk rock from Boston, how does that work? Due to the many descendants of Irish immigrants, Boston (Massachusetts, USA) has a large Irish community that celebrates itself with bagpipe parades on St. Patrick's Day. This is also how the guys from Dropkick Murphys got together in 1996. With their unique combination of punk rock, Irish folk and hardcore punk, they created an explosive and danceable mix that quickly made them known outside the city limits of Boston. In addition to classic band instruments, the band's sound is characterized by the fact that they also use folk instruments from their homeland. Thus, they are supported live by bagpipes, accordion, mandolin and banjo, among others.
Irish folk-rock takes them to the big stages
Their international breakthrough came with the song "I'm Shipping Up to Boston," which was used not only by Martin Scorsese for his classic "Departed" but also by The Simpsons. This was followed by many tours around the world. They are also always a welcome guest at festivals. Thus, they regularly perform at Rock am Ring and numerous other festivals in Europe. However, they always remain true to one thing despite all the hype surrounding the band: Since 2001, they have performed every year at the St. Patrick's Day Festival in their home town of Boston.
Dropkick Murphys came up with an unusual idea to promote their song "Rose Tattoo". They asked their fans to get a tattoo of the band's logo and then film the process. This dedication of the fans was then rewarded by a montage of their works in the music video for the song.
Dropkick Murphys fanshop for kids from 0 to 14 years old
Not only the fabrics are high quality, but also the prints of our Dropkick Murphys products leave nothing to be desired. It's worth browsing the Metal Kids Fanshop, because there's something for everyone. Besides classic shirts, longsleeves and hoodies, we also have Dropkick Murphys rompers, bibs and caps for the very little fans.