Rancid and Dropkick Murphys Co-headlining Tour Announced

Dropkick Murphys @ Marathon Music Works, Nashville | Photo By Zach Birdsong

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys will once again hit the road together, this time for the Boston To Berkley II Tour this fall.

Dropkick Murphys and Rancid first joined forces for the first tour back in 2017. This time, they will bring special guests The Bronx with them. The 34-date tour gets underway on August 10 and will conclude on October 16. 

After being sidelined for the majority of 2020, both are excited to back underway. For Dropkick Murphys, the pandemic allowed them to play shows virtually, including a St. Patrick’s celebration earlier this year that garnered national attention. According to members of the band, there’s nothing quite like hitting the road. Can’t wait to get back out there and kick the touring door open again,” said Dropkick Murphys’ singer and bassist Ken Casey. “This is a great lineup, and we are gonna take the country by storm.” 

Before heading out for the first Boston to Berkley II Tour, Rancid and Dropkick Murphys were familiar with each other. Once being turned on to the Murphys by bandmate Lars Frederiksen in the late 90s, Rancid’s Tim Armstrong heard the Boston-based punk rockers, he immediately signed them to his label, Hellcat Records, and as they say, the rest is history. 

The Boston to Berkely II Tour gets underway on August 10 in Waite Park, MN. Fans of the bands will have to wait to show day to find out who the closing act will be as Rancid and Dropkick Murphys will alternate the schedule by date.

You can see the complete list of Boston To Berkeley II tour dates here:

Date City Venue
Tue. 8/10 Waite Park, MN The Ledge Amphitheater – Waite Park
Wed. 8/11 Kansas City, MO Grinders
Fri. 8/13 Lincoln, NE Lincoln On The Streets
Sat. 8/14 Wichita, KS Wave
Sun. 8/15 Sauget, IL Pop’s Outside
Tue. 8/17 Washington, PA Wild Things Park
Wed. 8/18 Cincinnati, OH The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park
Fri. 8/20 Gilford, NH Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion 
Sat. 8/21 Worcester, MA The Palladium Outdoors
Sun. 8/22 Lewiston, NY Artpark Amphitheater
Mon. 8/23 Columbus, OH EXPRESS LIVE! – Outdoors 
Wed. 8/25 Richmond, VA Virginia Credit Union Live! 
Fri. 8/27 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage 
Sat. 8/28 New York, NY Forest Hills Stadium 
Tue. 8/31 Philadelphia, PA Skyline Stage @ Mann Music Center 
Wed. 9/1 Bridgeport, CT Hartford Health Care Amphitheater in Bridgeport
Sat. 9/18 Chicago, IL Douglass Park (Riot Fest) *
Fri. 9/24 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater +
Sat. 9/25 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Civic Center – Outdoors +
Mon. 9/27 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
Tue. 9/29 Grand Prairie, TX Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie
Wed. 9/29 Oklahoma City, OK The Zoo Amphitheatre
Fri. 10/1 Denver, CO Mission Ballroom Outdoors
Sat. 10/2 Sandy, UT U of U Health Plaza Rio Tinto Stadium
Mon. 10/4 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Tue. 10/5 Seattle, WA WAMU Theater
Thu. 10/7 Palo Alto, CA Frost Amphitheater
Fri. 10/8 Sacramento, CA Discovery Park (Aftershock) *
Sat. 10/9 Santa Ana, CA Observatory OC Festival Grounds
Sun. 10/10 San Diego, CA Gallagher Square at Petco Park San Diego
Tue. 10/12 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre
Wed. 10/13 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Fri. 10/15 Las Vegas, NV Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Sat. 10/16 Los Angeles, CA Shrine LA Outdoors
* Festival date  
+ without The Bronx, opener TBA  

To get tickets for any of the tour dates, you can visit either band’s website. 

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A current communications specialist with a background in journalism, where he served as a multiple award-winning newspaper editor, photographer and designer. In eight years, he received 18 awards from the Tennessee Press Association, the majority of which stems from his photography. He's also been fortunate enough to have had photos used by publications around the world including Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Today Show, Vanity Fair, Vogue Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and more.