Celtic-influenced rockers Dropkick Murphys will return to the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 25. It’s a return visit for the band, which joined the 2018 Fair lineup due to a last–minute schedule change, drawing an estimated 13,455 fairgoers. Concerts at Chevy Court are sponsored by Chevrolet and are free with admission to the Fair.
After more than 20 years, Dropkick Murphys remain bigger than ever, having sold over six million albums worldwide. The band continues to sell out venues around the world.
They've headlined Boston's Fenway Park and have been personally invited to share the stage with everyone from Foo Fighters to Bruce Springsteen to Mumford & Sons. Their most recent album, “11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory,” released through the band's own Born & Bred Records in 2017, debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and was the #1 independently released album. There's a feeling of purpose throughout the album, influenced by the band's work with The Claddagh Fund, a charity the band established in 2009 to help support addiction recovery as well as children's and veterans' organizations.
Dropkick Murphys are hands-on in raising funds, mentoring, and lending a helping hand with veterans, youth sports, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Many of the songs reflect these experiences, and the band's sadness, anger and dismay at the opiate epidemic ravaging the country – in particular, Boston and New England – and also their feeling of pride and optimism at the sight of those who have turned their lives around. Dropkick Murphys have become ambassadors for their city. In Boston, it seems like everybody knows someone connected to the band whether by blood, friendship, or the time they shared a brew at a Bruins game. They've built a legacy that does Beantown proud.