Dropkick MurphysDetroit might be 800 miles from Boston, but that didn’t stop the Dropkick Murphys from playing their hearts out like it was Saint Patrick’s day in Southie. The Quincy, Massachusetts based band kicked off the night by playing their first album Do or Die in it’s entirety. This was their second stop on their annual St. Patrick’s Day Tour, kicking off the night before in Cleveland, Ohio and will conclude with a six show stand in Boston at the House of Blues.

Lucero opened up the evening with an extended set after the scheduled opening act Skinny Lister had to pull out after encountering visa issues trying to enter the country.

Dropkick Murphys Images by Chris Betea

First Set
Do Or Die
Cadence to Arms
Do or Die
Get Up
Never Alone
Caught in a Jar
Memories Remain
Road of the Righteous
Far Away Coast
Fightstarter Karaoke
Barroom Hero
3rd Man In
Tenant Enemy #1
Finnegan’s Wake
Boys on the Docks
Skinhead on the MBTA
(Brought fans onstage)
Out of Our Heads
Takin’ Care of Business
(Bachman-Turner Overdrive cover) (With Blitzkrieg Bop Snipet)

Second Set:
The State of Massachusetts
Vices and Virtues
Ramble and Roll
Fields of Athenry
(F)lannigan’s Ball
Rose Tattoo
Never Forget
End of the Night
(Brought women onstage)
I’m Shipping Up to Boston

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Chris was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and he is the head photographer, owner and founder of Chris Lawrence Photography. He spent most of his life in construction, until he picked up a camera for the first time two years ago photographing the local music scene. He is also employed with Real Detroit Weekly, and The Detroit Free Press Metromix. Chris has photographed musicians such as Metallica, Korn, and Phil Anselmo.

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