Dropkick Murphys will release its next album this spring.
The band is scheduled to release its new album Turn Up That Dial April 30 through Born & Bred Records. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band debuted the album’s latest single, ‘Middle Finger‘ Tuesday. The album has also produced the singles, ‘Smash S*** Up,’ ‘Mick Jones Nicked My Pudding,’ and ‘I Wish You Were Here,’ which is a tribute to the late father of co-front man Al Barr.
DKM’s latest single features a sound in its arrangement that many of its fans will find engaging and entertaining. The lyrical theme that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement will find its own appeal.
Dropkick Murphys founding member Ken Casey talked about the lyrical theme in the band’s new single during a recent interview.
“Thinking of my younger days, I made things a lot harder for myself than they needed to be – and still pay for some of those mistakes now,” he said.
Additionally, Casey discussed the band’s new album during that interview..
“On this record, the overall theme is the importance of music, and the bands that made us who we are,” said Casey. “We just hope [the album] takes people’s minds off their troubles. We’re so fortunate and grateful to be in the position to share a little happiness in our own way. Our gratitude levels are off the chart. 25 years ago, somebody bet me 30 bucks I couldn’t form a band with three weeks’ notice to open for his band. As kids, we’d never been out of New England and here we are – we’ve made ten records and have been all over the globe. If there’s a message to this album, it’s ‘put your fist up and play it loud.’”
In related news, the band recently announced that it has a new livestream concert planned to take place next month. The livestream, dubbed “Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Stream 2021” is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. ET March 17 here. As with its concert that it held last year, this performance will be free to view.
Casey talked about making the concert free through a prepared statement.
“Instead of charging for tickets, we’re going to ‘pass the virtual hat’ so you can donate what you’d like to help support us in our efforts to keep paying our employees,” he said. “When we did the first two free live streams for charity, our fans were super generous and we raised lots of money for good causes. But frankly, we’ve been out of work for over a year, so this one, we’ve gotta make about us. Of course, a portion will also go to charity, as always! ”
Donors will get to see their names scroll across the bottom of the screen during the performance. The concert will feature a variety of classic Dropkick Murphys songs and a selection of songs featured on the band’s forthcoming album. The band is expected to announce the first details on that album next week.
Dropkick Murphys’ streaming concerts held in 2020 — “Streaming Up From Boston” and “Streaming Outta Fenway” — raised collectively, $760,000 to help charities and to help pay the band’s employees. The first of the concerts raised $60,000 while the latter — “Streaming Outta Fenway” — raised $700,000. Audiences can watch that latter show streaming here.
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