In one of the more unusual lineups to head out on tour this year, Massachusetts-based Celtic punkers Dropkick Murphys and Maryland metal quartet Clutch will hit the road together this fall, with metalcore veterans Hatebreed as direct support.
The trek is set to kick off on September 20th at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, and wraps up on October 15th at the WAMU Theater in Seattle, Washington. Along the way, the pair will be joined by opening acts, including dark folk artist Amigo The Devil, and former Good Riddance frontman Russ Rankin.
While the Dropkick Murphys haven’t released any new music since their last album, 2017’s 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory, the band has been plenty busy. Last month, they played an acoustic set at the House of Blues in Boston as part of a St. Patrick’s Day boxing event, and they recently announced that German guitar manufacturer Duesenberg will be releasing a very limited edition Dropkick Murphys Alliance Series guitar and bass. The Murphys also have a busy spring and summer ahead with April taken up with dates in Ireland and the UK and June taken up working through mainland Europe.
As for Clutch, the band is going back on the road to support the release of last year’s Book of Bad Decisions album. In the months leading up to their jaunt with the Murphys, Clutch will be playing a number of festival dates, including the Download Festival at Castle Donington in the U.K., and Clisson, France’s Hellfest, as well as hitting Heavy Montreal this coming July and this year’s installment of Psycho Las Vegas in August.
Dropkick Murphys, Clutch, and Hatebreed Tour Dates:
09/20 — Springfield, MA @ MassMutual Center +
09/21 — Erie, PA @ Erie Insurance Arena +
09/22 — Asbury Park, NJ @ Sea.Hear.Now Festival *
09/24 — Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheater +
09/25 — Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre + ^
09/26 — Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Company +
09/28 — Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life +
09/29 — Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre +
09/30 — Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom +
10/01 — St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live + ^
10/03 — Moorhead, MN @ Bluestem Center of the Arts Amphitheatre +
10/05 — Denver, CO @ 1STBANK Center + ^
10/06 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center +
10/08 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
10/09 — San Diego, CA @ Park at the Park Petco Park
10/12 — Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl ! #
10/14 — Boise, ID @ Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden !
10/15 — Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater ! ^
+ = with Amigo the Devil
! = with Russ Rankin
* = festival date, Dropkick Murphys only
^ = no Hatebreed
# = no Clutch or Hatebreed