Dropkick Murphys Makes Announcement About Upcoming Tour

Courtesy: Ashton-Magnuson Media

Dropkick Murphys co-vocalist Al Barr will not join the band on the road for its upcoming tour.

The band made the announcement Tuesday through a prepared statement that is presented below.

“Hello everyone, 

We’ve been hard at work rehearsing for the first St. Patrick’s Day Tour in THREE YEARS. 

This morning, we have very sad news to tell you. Over the last few months, Al’s mother, Ingrid, has suffered a series of strokes. She has also been diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. Al, his sister and wife have been caring for Ingrid round the clock for months. Please join all of us in holding Ingrid in your prayers. 

Dropkick Murphys have always been about FAMILY. And in the spirit of FAMILY FIRST, Al has had to make the very difficult decision to stay home for the rest of the year to care for his Mom, so he will not be with us on the upcoming tour or in Europe this summer. We appreciate your compassion for Al’s family, and we know as part of our family you will understand and support us in dealing with these difficult times. 

THE SHOW WILL GO ON with Ken covering most of Al’s parts…along with some special guests like Jesse Ahern, Mikey Rivkees from The Rumjacks and Jen Razavi from The Bombpops joining us on vocals as well. Al will be cheering us on from home – and we will see each and every one of you starting next Monday when the tour kicks off in Reading, PA!!”

Lewy Body Dementia is a decline in a person’s cognitive abilities according to information from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Aging. The condition is believed to be caused in part by the loss of neurons that create chemicals needed to the brain’s proper functioning.

As the condition progresses in patients, those people experience hallucinations, memory loss, and inability to concentrate.

Dropkick Murphys’ upcoming tour is in support of its latest album, Turn Up That Dial, which was released in 2021 through its own label, Born & Bred Records.

Dropkick Murphys announced its upcoming tour in November. The Rumjacks, Jim Lindberg, and The Bombpops will serve as support for the tour. The tour’s schedule is noted below.

Dropkick Murphys 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Tour dates are as follows:

DateCityVenue
Feb. 21, 2022Reading, PASantander Arena
Feb. 22, 2022Rochester, NYMain Street Armory
Feb. 24, 2022Cleveland, OHTempleLive Cleveland
Feb. 25, 2022Detroit, MIThe Fillmore
Feb. 26, 2022Chicago, ILRadius
Feb. 27, 2022Madison, WIThe Sylvee
March 1, 2022Austin, TXStubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
March 2, 2022Houston, TXBayou Music Center (On sale TBD)
March 3, 2022New Orleans, LACivic Theatre
March 4, 2022Chattanooga, TNThe Signal
March 6, 2022Lake Buena Vista, FLHouse of Blues
March 7, 2022St. Petersburg, FLJannus Live
March 8, 2022Fort Lauderdale, FLRevolution
March 10, 2022Asheville, NCThe Orange Peel
March 11, 2022Wilmington, NCGreenfield Lake Amphitheater
March 12, 2022Washington, DCShamrockfest at RFK Festival Grounds
March 14, 2022Albany, NYAlbany Capitol Center
March 15, 2022Portland, MEState Theatre
March 17, 2022Boston, MAHouse Of Blues
March 18, 2022Boston, MAHouse Of Blues
March 19, 2022Boston, MAHouse Of Blues
March 20, 2022Boston, MARoadrunner

* The Bombpops on all shows except March 12 and 20.

* The Rumjacks on all shows except March 12.

* Jim Lindberg and The Rumjacks open March 20.

More information on Dropick Murphys’ new tour schedule is available along with all of Dropkick Murphys’ latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.dropkickmurphys.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/DropkickMurphys

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/DropkickMurphys

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