It seems like yesterday the band was playing their annual St. Patrick’s Day shows in Boston. Now, it’s a Dropkick Murphys acoustic tour.
If you remember, Al Barr sat out some shows last spring to tend to a family matter. He’s still on hiatus, but the band is pulling out all the stops for something different this fall. The only thing they won’t be pulling out this time around is their guitar amps.
This Machine Still Kills Fascists
Ken Casey and the rest of the band are taking a different approach on This Machine Still Kills Fascists, due out on September 30, 2022. It will be the first Dropkick Murphys acoustic release; as the band puts it: “there’s not a guitar amplifier on this album!” And the songs on This Machine Still Kills Fascists are all written around previously unpublished Woodie Guthrie lyrics. You know Woodie Guthrie: legendary American folk singer, had a big sticker on his acoustic guitar that said THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS. So now you know where the band got their album title.
Of course, this isn’t the first time DKM have “collaborated” with Guthrie. You might remember a little song of theirs from a few years back (I’ve shared it below to jog your memory). I’ve also shared the bands announcement, a mini-documentary that previews three songs from the forthcoming album, and the tour dates they’ve laid out this fall. Oh, and I threw in some Woody Guthrie for good measure as well.
Dropkick Murphys Acoustic Tour
The Dropkicks won’t be visiting Boston proper, but they are slated to kick off the tour at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH on October 20. On October 21, they’re in Providence, RI at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 1. Dropkick Murphys, acoustic. Get into it.