Dropkick Murphys with Special Guests The Interrupters and Jesse Ahern Set to Perform at Mohegan Sun Arena

Tickets on sale Friday, May 19th

UNCASVILLE, CT (May 16, 2023) – Dropkick Murphys put down their acoustic guitars and return to the road this fall for a run of full electric shows with special guests The Interrupters and Jesse Ahern. Dropkick Murphys are set to make a stop at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, September 28th at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $35.00 and $29.50 and go on sale Friday, May 19th at 10:00am via ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning Saturday, May 20th, subject to availability.

Dropkick Murphys are plugging back in after a pair of acoustic albums – 2022’s critically acclaimed This Machine Still Kills Fascists and the just-released Okemah Rising – interpreting the work of Woody Guthrie for a new generation. The albums, recorded in Tulsa with trusted collaborator and producer Ted Hutt, exposed the band to new audiences through airplay on stations like SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country, coverage in outlets such as Rolling Stone Country, Paste, CNN, Americana Highways and SPIN, and via Dropkick Murphys’ first-ever acoustic, reserved-seating theater tour in 2022.

The Interrupters released their fourth studio album, In The Wild – which has been regarded as “the best songs the Interrupters have ever written…beyond even the incredible candor is an ambitious musicality” (Alternative Press) – in August 2022.

Roots rocker Jesse Ahern will release his Ted Hutt-produced debut album Roots Rock Rebel – featuring the lead single “Pray” — on Dropkick Murphys’ Dummy Luck record label / [PIAS] on September 15th.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN ARENA

Mohegan Sun Arena finished 2021 with its first “#1 Indoor Arena” ranking for its capacity in the world according to Pollstar and VenuesNow, ranked among the top 10 venues in the U.S. regardless of size based on ticket sales, and was named “2021 Innovator of the Year” by Celebrity Access for its ViacomCBS residency.  In recent years, the “Most Beloved Venue in America” has also been the “#1 Casino Venue in the World,” “#1 Social Media Venue in the World” and a seven – time national award – winner for “Arena of the Year.”  For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711.

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Dropkick Murphys & Rancid Announce Co-Headlining “Boston To Berkeley II” US Tour Dates

At Mohegan Sun Arena on May 23rd with special guest Jesse Ahern

UNCASVILLE, CT (February 20, 2020) – This May, Dropkick Murphys and Rancid will hit the road together for the first time since 2017, for the co-headlining Boston To Berkeley II Tour with special guest Jesse Ahern supporting. On Saturday, May 23rd at Mohegan Sun Arena, Dropkick Murphys and Rancid will end the night on stage together for a joint encore. As was the case on the original From Boston To Berkeley run in 2017, the final band of the night will vary by date, with either Dropkick Murphys or Rancid as the closing act.

Tickets are $39.00 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning Friday, February 21st at 10:00am, subject to availability.

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys have a long and important history together. Back in 1997, Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen came across a copy of Dropkick Murphys’ original EP at a friend’s house. He turned it over to his bandmate and Hellcat Records president Tim Armstrong, who quickly snatched up the band for his new label.

Dropkick Murphys’ founder Ken Casey said, “We’re excited to team up with our old friends Rancid again for the second edition of the Boston To Berkeley tour!”

Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen said, “Looking forward to getting out with the Dropkick Murphys again for the second edition of our Boston To Berkeley tour in May. This is one you won’t wanna miss.”

Since forming in 1996, Boston’s Dropkick Murphys have sold a staggering 7 million albums worldwide, with 2005’s The Warrior’s Code achieving an RIAA Gold certification and its smash single “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” nearing double platinum and appearing during a key moment of Martin Scorsese’s Academy award-winning The Departed. Dropkick Murphys have become ambassadors for their Boston hometown and have built a legacy that does Beantown proud. The band recently released the single “Smash S— Up,” and will release a new album this fall. “Smash S— Up” is available digitally and on limited edition colored vinyl paired with B-side “The Bonny,” a cover of Gerry Cinnamon’s 2019 song. Recently, Dropkick Murphys’ song “Rose Tattoo” – from their Signed and Sealed in Blood album – was chosen by Loudwire as one of the “Top 66 Best Of The Decade Rock Songs,” appearing at #21 on the list. Dropkick Murphys – Al Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, mellotron, whistles, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, acoustic guitars, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, percussion, vocals), James Lynch (guitar, vocals), Kevin Rheault (touring bassist), Lee Forshner (touring bagpipe player) – continue to tour in support of their 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory album (released through the band’s own Born & Bred Records in 2017), which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and was the #1 independently released album.

Emerging from the blue-collar swamps of Berkeley, California, Rancid has now been a living, breathing Punk Rock band for over a quarter century. Back in 1991, after the demise of their much beloved first band, Operation Ivy, founding members Tim Armstrong (vocals, guitar) and Matt Freeman (bass, vocals) decided to do the impossible ­– start an even better band. Thus, Rancid. Signing with Epitaph Records, the band released their first album Rancid in 1993. Shortly thereafter, Lars Frederiksen (vocals, guitar) joined the band, because…well, are you going to tell him he can’t? The result, in 1994, was Let’s Go. In 1995, Rancid released the classic platinum-selling …And Out Come The Wolves. You still remember when you first heard it. They followed with the even more ambitious Life Won’t Wait in 1998, and in 2000, Rancid released another album entitled Rancid, just to see if anyone was paying attention. After Indestructible in 2003, Branden Steineckert (drums) joined to solidify Rancid’s current lineup. They subsequently released the albums Let The Dominos Fall (2009) and Honor Is All We Know (2014). And out now is another immediate classic, Trouble Maker (2017).

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and VenuesNow.  Mohegan Sun Arena is consistently ranked among the top three “Arenas in the World for its Size” and top 15 in the “World for All Size Venues.” The award – winning venue is the “#1 Casino Venue in the World,” “#1 Social Media Venue in the World” and a seven – time national award – winner for “Arena of the Year.”  For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711.

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Dropkick Murphys Announce Dates For St. Patrick’s Day Tour 2018 With Openers Agnostic Front & Bim Skala Bim

The tour kicks off at Mohegan Sun Arena on February 24th

UNCASVILLE, CT (December 5, 2017) – Dropkick Murphys have announced the dates for their headlining St. Patrick’s Day Tour 2018. Marking their first U.S. tour of the year, the run will kick off on February 24th at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT and culminate with the band’s annual hometown run of Boston shows St. Patrick’s Day Week (March 15th – 18th). The band will perform live in the Arena at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $35.00 and go on sale Friday, December 8th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, December 9th, subject to availability.

Tour openers include New York Hardcore icons Agnostic Front and Boston Ska pioneers Bim Skala Bim, who both have a long history with Dropkick Murphys and have shared bills with the band since the early days of DKM. Bim Skala Bim was a co-opener for The Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ “Boston On The Road” tour in 1997, which introduced Dropkick Murphys to a national audience. Dropkick Murphys and Agnostic Front last toured the U.S. together in 1998, which was followed by the DKM/AF 7” split Unity in 1999.

Prior to the St. Patrick’s Day Tour, fans are also invited to enjoy a rare opportunity to see Dropkick Murphys and professional boxing in a small intimate setting at the Dropkick Murphys & Murphys Boxing Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 16th at 6:00pm at Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, MA. Proceeds from the event benefit the band’s charitable foundation the Claddagh Fund, as well as Ernie Boch’s Music Drives Us Foundation.
For more details and to purchase tickets, visit DropkickMurphys.com and CladdaghFund.org.

Dropkick Murphys—Al Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, mellotron, whistles, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, acoustic guitars, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, percussion, vocals), James Lynch (guitar, vocals) — are touring in support of their 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory album, released through the band’s own Born & Bred Records earlier this year. The album 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.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

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Vets Rock Returns To Mohegan Sun This Veterans Day

Celebration on November 11th to feature a benefit concert with performances by Dropkick Murphys, Godsmack, Tony Orlando, Madison Rising

UNCASVILLE, CT (September 14, 2016) – Career fairs, workshops, The Wall That Heals, a charity concert and so much more – the possibilities are endless at the second annual Vets Rock at Mohegan Sun this Veterans Day. Hosted by Til Duty is Done and Mohegan Sun, the day will feature special services and activities for veterans and their families.
Vets Rock Concert
Mohegan Sun Arena presents a very special Vets Rock Benefit Concert beginning at 7:30pm on November 11th.  The concert, emceed by Tony Orlando, will feature performances by Dropkick Murphys, Godsmack, emcee Tony Orlando and Madison Rising with appearances by the NYFD Emerald Society and Tat Holler.   Tickets are $30.00 and go on sale Friday, September 16th through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Complimentary tickets will be given to the first 250 Veterans who register for the day’s events at VetsRock.info.
Wounded Veterans VIP Experience
Mohegan Sun and Til Duty Is Done are extremely proud to announce an exclusive partnership with American Airlines to give a very special group of wounded Veterans a once in a lifetime experience. American Airlines will be chartering a commercial jet to fly 24 veterans and their families from Wounded Warrior Transition Units around the country to Connecticut for an unforgettable “High Roller” experience during Vets Rock.  The veterans will arrive in Connecticut on Wednesday, November 9th and will be put up in Mohegan Sun’s hotel for three nights with VIP privileges and services their entire stay.

The Wall That Heals
From November 10th through November 13th, The Wall That Heals will be set up and on display for visitors in the outdoor Winter Parking lot at Mohegan Sun.  A mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Wall That Heals bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam and honors the millions of Americans who served during the Vietnam War.  The half-scale replica of the The Wall and a mobile Education Center spread The Wall’s healing legacy to hundreds of thousands across the country.

Career Fair & Workshops
Vets Rock is also taking over Mohegan Sun’s Convention Center. All convention rooms and the full 38,000 square-foot Uncas Ballroom will be converted into a conference space featuring a career fair, resume assistance, professional suit fittings and more.
Half of the Convention Center will host the Hiring Our Heroes Workshop with interview prep and resume assistance.  Guests will also have the opportunity to be fitted for a professional suit by Save-A-Suit. From 10:00am to 6:00pm, veterans are invited to take part in the career fair featuring at least 100 employers from throughout the state. The career fair will take place in the other half of the Convention Center. A family area will be available where veterans can bring their children while they explore the services available.  For more information and to register for the day’s events please visit VetsRock.info.
About Til Duty is Done
Til Duty is Done is an organization helping to restore and improve the lives of veterans. Targeting veterans who are at risk for homelessness, Til Duty is Done creates delineates an efficient path to success to enable our veterans to have sustainable post military employment. Their mission is to serve, empower and engage veterans through supportive housing and employment opportunities.  For more information on Till Duty is Done please visit www.tdid.org.
About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

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Dropkick Murphys 20 Year Anniversary Tour

Kicks off February 18th in Cleveland and makes its way to Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, March 11th

UNCASVILLE, CT (November 25, 2015) – Dropkick Murphys have announced dates for their 20 Year Anniversary Tour, which kicks off February 18th at House Of Blues in Cleveland and wraps in the band’s hometown for a run of shows between March 17-20, 2016. The trek also includes a performance at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, March 11th for a 7:30pm show.
Tickets are $31.00 and go on sale Friday, November 27th through Ticketmaster and Dropkickmurphys.com. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets are also on sale at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, November 28th, subject to availability.
“It’s been an honor and a privilege to do this band for twenty years,” says Dropkick Murphys’ bassist/vocalist Ken Casey. “Considering the band started on a bet, I’m pretty damn proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. After twenty years, we are more grateful and enthusiastic than ever…The best is yet to come!”
The Dropkick Murphys’ 20 Year Anniversary Tour also features very special guests Tiger Army, who will be touring behind their first new album in over seven years, along with Boston’s Darkbuster.
Dropkick MurphysAl Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, whistles, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, acoustic guitars, mandola, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, vocals), James Lynch (guitar, vocals)–are touring in support of their latest release Signed And Sealed In Blood, which debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 and features “Rose Tattoo,” “The Boys Are Back,” as well as “Out of Our Heads,” which served as the theme song for TNT’s police drama Boston’s Finest.
Now celebrating their twentieth year, Dropkick Murphys remain bigger than ever, having sold over 6 million albums worldwide. The band continues to sell out venues around the world, including a concert at the historic Paris Zenith Arena in February 2015. In the summer months, the band remains a festival-topping act at all the premier European festivals. They’ve headlined Boston’s Fenway Park and been personally invited to share the stage with everyone from Foo Fighters to Mumford & Sons. They ignited the Boston Pops’ annual July 4th concert for a crowd of 250,000 in 2012. Their yearly tradition, the St. Patrick’s Day tour, concluded with a sold out headliner at TD Garden in Boston in 2013, while in 2014, they delivered nine songs floating on the USS Constitution on its final voyage, honoring its 217th birthday.
Their myth far exceeds music. They launched The Claddagh Fund in 2009, a charity focusing on children’s and veterans’ organizations, as well as drug and alcohol recovery programs. The band’s charity has raised $2.5 million to date, including $400,000 for families and victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The group also continues to support workers’ rights and union causes. Dropkick Murphys’ legacy is just like that of the city they call home—it’s only getting bolder, brasher and better with age.
Visit DropkickMurphys.com for more details and to purchase tickets.
Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 Arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size and in 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.” For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

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