Dropkick Murphys’ New Album Turn Up That Dial
Out Now Via Born & Bred Records
Turn Up That Dial Album Release Party
Free Live Stream Concert
Fueled By Death Wish Coffee…And Sponsored By YOU
Today, Saturday, May 1 at 8:30 PM ET / 5:30 PM PT
Dropkick Murphys’ highly-anticipated new album, Turn Up That Dial, is available today, via band-owned Born & Bred Records. Produced by Ted Hutt, Turn Up That Dial is the band’s 10th full-length studio album. Turn Up That Dial is available for streaming and purchase here.
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.
A number of tracks from the album also have accompanying music videos: “Smash Sh*t Up” speaks for itself, capturing the thrill of recreational demolition, while “I Wish You Were Here” is a moving tribute to DKM co-lead vocalist Al Barr’s late father, and “Mick Jones Nicked My Pudding” recounts a hilarious memory producer Ted Hutt shared with the band of the time The Clash guitarist swiped Ted’s dessert from the fridge of a studio in the UK. “Middle Finger” features a Kes Glozier-directed video shot in London just before the band’s last show prior to the pandemic, and the most recent music video, for “Queen Of Suffolk County,” pairs the perfect visual as Casey recounts the exploits of a knife-toting local femme fatale.
Turn Up That Dial has been receiving rave reviews from media, a snippet of which can be seen below:
“…by midway through the album’s opening title track — its rolling banjo, accordion, and bagpipes atop raging punk chords as Al Barr and Ken Casey stake out an us-versus-them ethos — they’ve practically ionized every molecule in the listener’s body until all that’s left is the rush that the band intended.” – The Boston Globe
“… Celtic-styled riffs, reels and jigs amplified tenfold and bolstered by their now trademark gang vocal hooks.” – Kerrang!, 4/5 stars
“Boasting more knock-out hooks than their hero “Irish” Micky Ward, Turn Up That Dial is a speaker-shaking return to form for Dropkick Murphys.” – Hot Press, 8/10 stars
To celebrate the release, Dropkick Murphys will return to the virtual stage today, May 1 at 8:30 PM ET / 5:30 PM PT for the Turn Up That Dial Album Release Party Free Live Stream Concert fueled by Death Wish Coffee…and sponsored by YOU.
This streaming performance–with no in-person audience–will be simulcast worldwide via www.DKMstream.com and will feature a completely new set with songs from the band’s new album, along with a variety of fan favorites, with Dropkick Murphys once again performing socially distanced on an arena-sized stage with a full LED screen.
Instead of charging for tickets to the Turn Up That Dial Album Release Party Free Live Stream Concert, the band will “pass the virtual hat” to take donations to help support their efforts to keep paying their employees, and a portion of donations will go to charity as always.
The May 1 stream follows the band’s successful Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Stream 2021…Still Locked Down, which was #1 on Pollstar’s Livestream chart for the week ending March 22, 2021, logging over 1 million views. Dropkick Murphys also held the #3 spot on Pollstar’s “Top 2020 Livestreams” chart for last year’s landmark Streaming Outta Fenway livestream, which drew more than 5.9 million viewers.
Dropkick Murphys are: Al Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, tin whistle, accordion, piano, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals), Jeff DaRosa (guitars, banjo, mandolin, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, percussion, vocals), James Lynch (guitars, vocals), Kevin Rheault (touring bassist) and Lee Forshner (touring bagpipe player).
Turn Up That Dial Track Listing:
- Turn Up That Dial
- Middle Finger
- Queen Of Suffolk County
- Mick Jones Nicked My Pudding
- Good As Gold
- Smash Sh*t Up
- Chosen Few
- City By The Sea
- I Wish You Were Here
(Photo by Ken Susi)
About Dropkick Murphys:
Dropkick Murphys proudly remain Boston’s rock ‘n’ roll underdogs turned champions. Since 1996, the boys have thrown down with the kind of rock ‘n’ roll that’s meant to be chanted at last call, in packed arenas, and during the fourth quarter, third period, or ninth inning of a comeback rally. With a celebrated discography including 2005’s gold-selling The Warrior’s Code and the near double platinum classic “I’m Shipping Up To Boston,” they’ve quietly moved 8 million-plus units worldwide. Whether you caught a legendary gig at The Rathskeller (The Rat) under Kenmore Square, found the band by taking the T to Newbury Comics to cop Do Or Die in ’98, discovered them in Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning The Departed, or saw ‘em throw down at Coachella (or one of hundreds of other festivals), you’ve become a part of their extended family. Among many accolades, they’ve earned three Top 10 albums on the Billboard Top 200, generated half-a-billion streams, and sold out gigs on multiple continents. Not to mention, The Signed and Sealed in Blood standout “Rose Tattoo” graced Loudwire’s “Top 66 Best Of The Decade Rock Songs” at #21 with a bullet. Most recently, 2017’s 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory (released through the band’s own Born & Bred Records), bowed at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and emerged as the #1 independently released album. In 2021, they return with a simple request on their tenth full-length album: Turn Up That Dial!
For more information on Dropkick Murphys, visit: www.dropkickmurphys.com.
Follow Dropkick Murphys’
St. Patrick’s Day Stream 2021…Still Locked Down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhP89bgAqVM
Streaming Outta Fenway (2020 live stream): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzkMA_1NbfY
Turn Up That Dial Album Release Party: www.DKMStream.com
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