Dropkick Murphys’ New Album ‘Turn Up That Dial” Out April 30; “Middle Finger” Single Out Now; Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Free Streaming Performance
Announce New Studio Album
Turn Up That Dial
Out April 30 Via Born & Bred Records
Pre-Order The Album Here
New Single “Middle Finger” Out Now
Band To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Fans Worldwide Via
Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Stream 2021…Still Locked Down
Presented By Pega…Sponsored By YOU
March 17 At 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT
Dropkick Murphys are preparing to release their 10th full-length studio album, Turn Up That Dial,April 30 via band-owned Born & Bred Records. The album was produced by Ted Hutt and is available for pre-order, with the new single “Middle Finger” out now.
As previously announced, Dropkick Murphys will preview some tracks from Turn Up That Dial when they virtually reunite with fans around the globe for their Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Stream 2021…Still Locked Down to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday, March 17 at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT. The free streaming online concert – with no in-person audience – will be simulcast worldwide via www.DKMstream.com and will feature Dropkick Murphys performing socially distanced on an arena-sized stage with a full LED screen and a brand new video show.
With the 11 tracks on Turn Up That Dial, Dropkick Murphys celebrate the simple pleasure of music, the relief and release from worry that comes when you “turn up that dial” and blast your troubles away. “On this record, the overall theme is the importance of music, and the bands that made us who we are,” explains DKM founder and co-lead vocalist KenCasey. “We just hope [the album] takes people’s minds off their troubles. We’re so fortunate and grateful to be in the position to share a little happiness in our own way. Our gratitude levels are off the chart. 25 years ago, somebody bet me 30 bucks I couldn’t form a band with three weeks’ notice to open for his band. As kids, we’d never been out of New England and here we are – we’ve made ten records and have been all over the globe. If there’s a message to this album, it’s ‘put your fist up and play it loud.’”
Dropkick Murphys steamrolled their way through the album with a string of anthems, starting with the title track. “Turn Up That Dial” lays bare the whole point of the collection in the first verse: “You’re my inspiration, you got something to say /Now turn up that dial ‘til it takes me away.” It’s easy to imagine the band members thinking back to their teenage selves: blasting The Clash on a Walkman, feeling their favorite bands were sticking up for them more than anyone else in the world. This album is fueled by those bands that captured the energy of the streets, distilled life’s complexities to raging choruses, and were constant companions.
n May 2020, they masterminded the historic Streaming Outta Fenway live stream presented by Pega. Taking the infield at Fenway Park instruments in-hand, it stood out as the first-ever music event without an in-person audience at a major U.S. sports venue, and the first music performance directly on the infield at Fenway. Bruce Springsteen joined on the Jumbotron for a two-song “Double Play” of DKM’s “Rose Tattoo” and his “American Land.” Most importantly, they hauled in $700,000-plus to benefit charities such as Boston Resiliency Fund, Feeding America®, and Habitat for Humanity, Greater Boston.
For more information on Dropkick Murphys, visit: www.dropkickmurphys.com.
Turn Up That Dial
- Turn Up That Dial
- Middle Finger
- Queen Of Suffolk County
- Mick Jones Nicked My Pudding
- Good As Gold
- Smash Shit Up
- Chosen Few
- City By The Sea
- I Wish You Were Here