Dropkick Murphys Return for an Encore
Sep 23, 2010
Milwaukee, WI- Milwaukee Admirals President Jon Greenberg announced today that the Dropkick Murphys will return to the Bradley Center for an encore performance following the team’s 7:00 pm game against the Chicago Wolves on Friday, February 25. No strangers to the Ads, the Dropkick Murphys entertained a crowd in excess of 15,000 fans last season after an exhilarating 7-6 overtime win against the Wolves.
“The Dropkick Murphys bring an energy and stage presence that is unmatched and we are thrilled to be able to welcome them back to the Bradley Center this season,” said Greenberg.
The Dropkick Murphys, an Irish-American Celtic Punk band originating in Boston, have grown from a local group to one of the best known rock bands in the world, thanks in large part to their extraordinary live shows. The band, which has released six albums, attributes their music to a mixing of several genres including punk rock, Irish folk, rock and hardcore music.
In 1998, the Dropkick Murphys released their first full length album Do or Die, and since then have had many successful singles including smash hits “Walk Away” from their 2003 album Blackout, and “I’m Shipping Up to Boston,” which as been certified platinum, from their 2006 album The Warrior’s Code.
In 2007, the Dropkick Murphys made their major-label debut with The Meanest of Times, released by Warner Bros. Records, and last March they released their second live album Live on Lansdowne, Boston MA, which featured the band’s first full-length live DVD, and debuted at number 25 on the Billboard Charts.
The Dropkick Murphys have had the opportunity to travel and tour around the world, including a stint on the Vans Warped Tour in 2003. More recently in April 2009, the Dropkick Murphys joined Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band onstage in Boston for his Working on a Dream Tour, playing “Glory Days” and “American Land”. In June 2009 the band opened up for Aerosmith during a “Hometown Heroes” concert in their home-state of Massachusetts.
In addition, the band is renowned for their patronage of Boston sports teams and they performed live at the NHL’s Winter Classic last year, which was held at Fenway Park.
The concert is free to attend with a game ticket, which will be sold at marquee prices of $1 more per ticket than regular season prices for individual and group seats.
The Admirals will kick off the 2010-11 season by hosting the Abbotsford Heat on Saturday, October 9 at 7:00 pm at the Bradley Center. Fans can purchase tickets for every game by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or logging on to milwaukeeadmirals.com. Season tickets for the 10-11 campaign are still on sale, starting at just $145. For more information or to purchase season tickets fans can call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550 or visit milwaukeeadmirals.com. Don’t forget to follow the Admirals on Twitter (@mkeadmirals) and on Facebook!