Dropkick Murphys Dropkick Racism on Stage!

Dropkick Murphys Dropkick Racism on Stage!

From Boston, MA, Irish Punk Rockers, Dropkick Murphy’s were performing last week on March 13th at Terminal 5 in NYC. Apparently, a member of the band, punched out a nazi saluting fan, in the middle of a song, while on stage…

Gearing up for the St Paddy’s Day weekend, Dropkick Murphys, were performing on stage with what looks like 100 of their closest friends securing every inch of the stage during the set’s closing song. Needless to say, things got a little out of hand following their song ““Skinhead on the M.B.T.A.”. The group was performing their traditional closing song with a cover of “T.N.T.” by AC/DC when the altercation took place.

Provided by fans in attendance, below are videos of the altercation and here is a firsthand description of the night, courtesy of Rocks Off (via Gawker):

“As the band kicked into T.N.T. by AC/DC some moron started seig heiling (the nazi salute) in time to the beat…Ken Casey noticed this and ran right over to the guy, smashed him in the face, took off his bass and hit him with that and then jumped on him and all out chaos ensued. We could only assume from our vantage point that said nazi got his ass kicked. About 30 seconds later Ken emerged from the pileup with his shirt torn and made his way back to the front of the stage. He strapped on his bass and said into the microphone ‘Nazis are NOT FUCKING WELCOME at a Dropkick Murphys show.”

I guess when folks hear the word Skinhead, I’m sure it’s easy to associate it with racism or simply being a Nazi. But the song “Skinhead on the M.B.T.A.” is actually a tribute to the working class punks of Boston, MA not the nazi saluting, ignorant knuckleheads who see the word skinhead as a tribute to their own racist lifestyle.

Dropkick Murphy’s will have plenty more opportunities to reinforce their stance AGAINST nazi’s as they’re on the road touring in promotion of their latest album, Signed and Sealed in Blood, which is a reference to tattoos. The tour is expected to last for three whole months and will include performances at Coachella, Sasquatch!, and Kanrocksas.

Check the tour dates, videos & links below…

Upcoming Tour Dates:
March 30th @ Byron Bay Bluesfest. Byron Bay, AU
March 31st @ Panthers. Newcastle, AU
April 1st @ The Big Top. Sydney, AU
April 2nd @ Festival Hall. Melbourne, AU
April 4th @ Thebby. Adelaide, AU
April 6th @ The Republik. Honolulu, HI
April 12th @ Rialto Theatre. Tucson, AZ
April 13th @ Coachella. Indio, CA
April 14th @ Freeborn Hall. Davis, CA
April 15th @ The Catalyst. Santa Cruz, CA
April 16th @ The Warfield. San Francisco, CA
April 17th @ Club Nokia. Los Angeles, CA
April 20th @ Coachella. Indio, CA
May 26th @ Sasquatch! Music Fest. George, WA
May 27th @ Knitting Factory. Boise, ID
May 28th @ In The Venue. Salt Lake City, UT
May 29th @ Fillmore. Denver, CO
May 30th @ Sunshine Theatre. Albuquerque, NM
June 1st @ Diamond Ballroom. Oklahoma City, OK
June 2nd @ Minglewood Hall. Memphis, TN
June 3rd @ Track 29. Chattanooga, TN
June 4th @ The Ritz. Raleigh, NC
June 6th @ Marathon Music Works. Nashville, TN
June 7th @ Bogart’s. Cincinnati, OH
June 8th @ Orion Music. Detroit, MI
June 9th @ LC Pavilion. Columbus, OH
June 11th @ Sherman Theater. Stroudsburg, PA
June 12th @ Paramount Theater. Huntington, NY
June 13th @ Upstate Concert Hall. Clifton Park, NY
June 14th @ Amnesia Rockfest. Montebello, QC
June 15th @ Echo Beach at Molson Candian Amp. Toronto, ON
June 27th – 30th @ Boonstock. Gibbons, AB
June 28th, 29th @ Kanrocksas. Kansas City, KS

Dropkick Murphys Links:
Dropkick Murphys Website
Dropkick Murphys Facebook
Dropkick Murphys Twitter

Article By: Mike Patti

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