Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys team up for summer tour

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys have announced the co-headlining From Boston To Berkeley Tour, kicking off July 27 in Bangor, ME and wrapping August 26 in Southern California. The initial tour dates, cities and venues are listed below, with additional details to be announced in the coming weeks. Each night will culminate with Rancid and Dropkick Murphys on stage together for a joint encore.

The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns open the July 27 - August 9 shows and The Selecter and Kevin Seconds open from August 11 - 26.

Tickets for most shows go on sale on sale Friday, March 10 at and, starting at 10:00 AM local time unless noted otherwise.

Check out the official From Boston To Berkeley Tour video here:

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys have a long and important history together. Back in 1997, Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen came across a copy of Dropkick Murphys’ original EP at a friend's house. He turned it over to his bandmate and Hellcat Records president Tim Armstrong, who quickly snatched up the band for his new label.

"Rancid is looking forward to hitting the road with our brothers the Dropkick Murphys,” says Rancid’s Tim Armstrong. “We will end the night with DKM and us playing songs together. Look out for The Bouncing Souls, The Selecter, Kevin Seconds and Jake Burns to be on certain shows.

Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen says, "It's a long time coming with these two bands touring together. There is so much history between both of us that it should make for a great tour. We look forward to seeing all of our friends and family out there."

Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey comments, "This is a dream come true for Dropkick Murphys. Hopefully all the people coming to the shows will feel the same way. Rancid gave us our break - Tim signing us to his label, Lars producing our early much history and great memories. Now, literally sharing the stage together every night. This tour is going to destroy all others this summer!!!!"

Tour dates (more TBA):

7/27/17 - Bangor, ME - Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
7/28/17 - Montreal, QC – ’77 ( – on sale TBA
7/29/17 - Toronto, ON - Echo Beach
7/30/17 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
7/31/17 - Sterling Heights, MI - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/2/17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
8/3/17 - Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier – on sale 3/10 @ Noon ET
8/4/17 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/5/17 – Boston / Brockton, MA - Brockton Fairgrounds
8/6/17 - Brooklyn, NY - Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk
8/8/17 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
8/9/17 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Pavilion
8/11/17 - Denver, CO - Sculpture Park
8/12/17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Saltair
8/13/17 - Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre – on sale 3/10 @ 11:00 AM MT
8/15/17 - Vancouver, BC - UBC Thunderbird Arena
8/16/17 - Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater at Century Link Field Events Center
8/18/17 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Avila Beach – on sale 3/10 @ Noon PT
8/19/17 - Sacramento, CA - Memorial Auditorium
8/20/17 - Berkeley, CA – The Greek
8/22/17 - Chandler, AZ - Rawhide Event Center
8/24/17 - San Diego, CA - Petco Park In The Park – on sale 3/10 @ 11:00 AM PT
8/25/17 - Las Vegas, NV - Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
8/26/17 – Los Angeles, CA – TBA – on sale TBA

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