Dropkick Murphys at Vicar Street (review and photos)
Dropkick Murphys played Vicar Street on Sunday night in front of a packed venue. This was the second night in Vicar Street, after a sell-out on Saturday.
The American punk-rockers have a truly amazing history behind them. In the 17 years since the band was founded, they have released 8 studio albums. The latest, “Signed and Sealed in Blood”, was released just 4 days ahead of their Vicar Street show. The Season’s Upon Us, one of the tunes on the album, blasted on radios across the world around Christmas, but was left out of the setlist.
Although they played two shows, the setlists were almost totally different. On Sunday the band performed more of the tunes included on their latest album, opening with ‘The Boys Are Back’.
The crowd on Sunday was on of the wildest we’ve seen in Vicar Street. The whole venue was shaking from the fans, most of them wearing their Dropkick Murphys T-shirts, screaming Let’s go Murphys! for minutes until the band finally showed up on stage. There was crowd-surfing, moshing and dancing from the first tune to the very last. Al Barr, the lead singer, climbed the crowd control barrier to shake high-five fans and let them sing along. Towards the end of the show, the band asked the ladies in the audience to come on stage for a special song. Suddenly, girls started to spring everywhere and were carried to the front of the crowd, making the concert end in an even more spectacular way.
Fantastic show, great crowd and a band we can’t wait to see again.