Rancid + Dropkick Murphys Announce 2017 North American Co-Headlining Summer Tour
We’ve got the exclusive early announcement of an incredible punk rock summer tour! Rancid and Dropkick Murphys will join forces for a co-headlining North American tour beginning July 27 in Bangor, Maine, and ending Aug. 26 in Los Angeles.
Along with full sets from Rancid and the Murphys, the two bands will come together onstage each night for a special joint encore. The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers will open from July 27 - Aug. 9, while The Selecter and Kevin Seconds from 7 Seconds will take over from Aug. 11 until the tour’s conclusion.
"Rancid is looking forward to hitting the road with our brothers the Dropkick Murphys,” says Rancid’s Tim Armstrong. “We will end the night with DKM and us playing songs together. Look out for The Bouncing Souls, The Selecter, Kevin Seconds and Jake Burns to be on certain shows. SEE YA IN THE PIT!"
Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen adds, "It's a long time coming with these two bands touring together. There is so much history between both of us that it should make for a great tour. We look forward to seeing all of our friends and family out there."
Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey comments, "This is a dream come true for Dropkick Murphys. Hopefully all the people coming to the shows will feel the same way. Rancid gave us our break - Tim signing us to his label, Lars producing our early albums...so much history and great memories. Now, literally sharing the stage together every night. This tour is going to destroy all others this summer!!!!"
Rancid + Dropkick Murphys 2017 North American Tour Dates:
7/27 - Bangor, Maine - Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
7/28 - Montreal, Quebec – ’77 – on sale TBA
7/29 - Toronto, Ontario - Echo Beach
7/30 - Cleveland, Ohio - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
7/31 - Sterling Heights, Mich. - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/02 - Pittsburgh, Pa. - Stage AE
8/03 - Philadelphia, Pa. - Festival Pier – on sale 3/10 @ Noon ET
8/04 - Asbury Park, N.J. - Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/05 – Boston / Brockton, Mass. - Brockton Fairgrounds
8/06 - Brooklyn, N.Y. - Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk
8/08 - Chicago, Ill. - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
8/09 - Milwaukee, Wis. - BMO Harris Pavilion
8/11 - Denver, Colo. - Sculpture Park
8/12 - Salt Lake City, Utah - Saltair
8/13 - Nampa, Idaho – Idaho Center Amphitheatre – on sale 3/10 @ 11:00 AM MT
8/15 - Vancouver, British Columbia - UBC Thunderbird Arena
8/16 - Seattle, Wash. - WaMu Theater at Century Link Field Events Center
8/18 - San Luis Obispo, Calif. - Avila Beach – on sale 3/10 @ Noon PT
8/19 - Sacramento, Calif. - Memorial Auditorium
8/20 - Berkeley, Calif. – The Greek
8/22 - Chandler, Ariz. - Rawhide Event Center
8/24 - San Diego, Calif. - Petco Park In The Park – on sale 3/10 @ 11:00 AM PT
8/25 - Las Vegas, Nev. - Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
8/26 – Los Angeles, Calif. – TBA – on sale TBA
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