Dec. 8 — Dropkick Murphys premiered the video for its latest single this week.
The band debuted the video for its new single, ‘Good As Gold.’ The song and its video are the sixth from the band’s most recent album, Turn Up That Dial. The record has also produced the singles, ‘H.B.D.M.F.,’ ‘Middle Finger,‘ ‘Smash S*** Up,’ ‘Mick Jones Nicked My Pudding,’ and ‘I Wish You Were Here.’
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Good As Gold’ is, like those of the album’s other singles, everything that audiences have come to expect from Dropkick Murphys. The bagpipes are there complete with all of the band’s familiar punk stylings.
Co-vocalist Ken Casey talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.
‘Good as Gold,’ celebrates the music that shaped the band. It’s about the precious vinyl albums we all listen to, collect, and cherish – and the video shows how that music connects fans through generations,” he said. “It’s about the important role music has played in our lives. The outside world may be going on. Boom, you put your headphones on, drop the needle, and nothing else matters. It’s about how much hope I’ve gotten from music, all of the inspiration, and the way it’s helped me take my frustrations out.”
That lyrical theme plays directly into the song’s video treatment as a young man is shown discovering some of the great music of the past for the first time on vinyl. Along the way, he gets to meet the band and even go for a ride with the guys.
In other news, Dropkick Murphys will bring back its annual St. Patrick’s Day Tour next year. The band announced through a news release Wednesday, it has added Jesse Ahern as support for the upcoming tour. Ahern will join The Bombpops and The Rumjacks as support on various dates.
The bands’ tour schedule is noted below. Tickets are available here.
Dropkick Murphys 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Tour dates are as follows:
|Feb. 21, 2022||Reading, PA||Santander Arena|
|Feb. 22, 2022||Rochester, NY||Main Street Armory|
|Feb. 24, 2022||Cleveland, OH||TempleLive Cleveland|
|Feb. 25, 2022||Detroit, MI||The Fillmore|
|Feb. 26, 2022||Chicago, IL||Radius|
|Feb. 27, 2022||Madison, WI||The Sylvee|
|March 1, 2022||Austin, TX||Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater|
|March 2, 2022||Houston, TX||Bayou Music Center (On sale TBD)|
|March 3, 2022||New Orleans, LA||Civic Theatre|
|March 4, 2022||Chattanooga, TN||The Signal|
|March 6, 2022||Lake Buena Vista, FL||House of Blues|
|March 7, 2022||St. Petersburg, FL||Jannus Live|
|March 8, 2022||Fort Lauderdale, FL||Revolution|
|March 10, 2022||Asheville, NC||The Orange Peel|
|March 11, 2022||Wilmington, NC||Greenfield Lake Amphitheater|
|March 12, 2022||Washington, DC||Shamrockfest at RFK Festival Grounds|
|March 14, 2022||Albany, NY||Albany Capitol Center|
|March 15, 2022||Portland, ME||State Theatre|
|March 17, 2022||Boston, MA||House Of Blues|
|March 18, 2022||Boston, MA||House Of Blues|
|March 19, 2022||Boston, MA||House Of Blues|
|March 20, 2022||Boston, MA||Roadrunner|
* The Bombpops on all shows except March 12 and 20.
* The Rumjacks on all shows except March 12.
* Jim Lindberg and The Rumjacks open March 20.
More information on Dropick Murphys’ new single, video, and tour schedule is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: