Dropkick Murphys Announce 2025 UK Tour

The iconic punk band Dropkick Murphys have confirmed a series of UK shows set for early 2025. Renowned for their energetic performances and Celtic punk sound, the band will play five concerts over one week in February.

The tour will kick off in Birmingham at the O2 Academy on February 4. Following this, they will perform at Glasgow’s O2 Academy on February 5, Manchester’s Academy on February 6, and Cardiff’s Utilita Arena on February 7. The tour will culminate with a grand finale at London’s Alexandra Palace on February 8.

Dropkick Murphys 2025 UK Tour Dates:


4 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
5 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
6 – Manchester, Academy
7 – Cardiff, Utilita Arena
8 – London, Alexandra Palace

These UK dates will be part of a broader European festival tour, which includes appearances at France’s HellFest Open Air and Germany’s Rock Am Ring. Prior to their European stint, Dropkick Murphys will also embark on a US tour scheduled for the autumn of 2024.

This announcement comes in the wake of the band’s recent acoustic projects, 2022’s ‘This Machine Still Kills Fascists’ and 2023’s ‘Okemah Rising’. Both albums saw Dropkick Murphys reinterpreting the works of the legendary Woody Guthrie. The first of these, ‘This Machine Still Kills Fascists’, featured the single ‘Two 6’s Upside Down’, described as a “forlorn gambler’s lament, awash in love and loss, murder and punishment.”

To record these albums, the band ventured to Woody Guthrie’s home state of Oklahoma, making a poignant visit to his hometown. This journey deeply influenced their creative process, as they focused on bringing Guthrie’s unpublished lyrics to life.

Fans of the Boston-Irish band had anticipated a UK and Ireland tour in 2022 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band’s formation. However, these plans were postponed to 2023 due to COVID-19 complications. The upcoming 2025 tour is set to reignite the excitement and provide fans with the long-awaited live performances.

Tickets for the tour are expected to sell quickly, as the band’s dedicated fan base eagerly awaits their return to the UK stage.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *