Dropkick Murphys and Rancid ‘From Boston to Berkeley II’ U.S. Tour Set for August-October 2021


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A rescheduled version of the planned (and scrapped) 2020 From Boston to Berkeley co-headlining tour from punk icons Dropkick Murphys and Rancid is back on — and will now take place from August to October, it was detailed on Monday.

From Boston to Berkeley II (name-dropping the bands’ respective hometowns, and a sequel to the groups’ 2017 tour) will feature special guests the Bronx on most dates. Given the nature of the tour’s co-headlining status, the veteran bands will trade off show-closing duties each night.

Rancid’s Tim Armstrong said, “Looking forward to hitting the road with the Dropkick Murphys again for the second edition of our Boston To Berkeley Tour. Our good buddies The Bronx will be joining us on tour as well. See ya in the pit!”

Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey said, “Can’t wait to get back out there and kick the touring door open again. This is a great lineup and we are gonna take the country by storm.”

This is more than just a pairing of two iconic bands of the genre, however. As a news release details, their bonds go way back:

Back in 1997, Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen came across a copy of Dropkick Murphys’ original EP at a friend’s house. He turned it over to his bandmate and Hellcat Records president Tim Armstrong, who quickly snatched up the band for his new label.

In terms of new music, Dropkick Murphys just released a new album, Turn Up That Dial, in late April, while Rancid’s most recent record is 2017’s Trouble Maker.

The tour dates:

Tue. 8/10 Waite Park, MN The Ledge Amphitheater – Waite Park
Wed. 8/11 Kansas City, MO Grinders
Fri. 8/13 Lincoln, NE Lincoln On The Streets
Sat. 8/14 Wichita, KS Wave
Sun. 8/15 Sauget, IL Pop’s Outside
Tue. 8/17 Washington, PA Wild Things Park
Wed. 8/18 Cincinnati, OH The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park
Fri. 8/20 Gilford, NH Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion
Sat. 8/21 Worcester, MA The Palladium Outdoors
Sun. 8/22 Lewiston, NY Artpark Amphitheater
Mon. 8/23 Columbus, OH EXPRESS LIVE! – Outdoors
Wed. 8/25 Richmond, VA Virginia Credit Union Live!
Fri. 8/27 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage
Sat. 8/28 New York, NY Forest Hills Stadium
Tue. 8/31 Philadelphia, PA Skyline Stage @ Mann Music Center
Wed. 9/1 Bridgeport, CT Hartford Health Care Amphitheater in Bridgeport
Sat. 9/18 Chicago, IL Douglass Park (Riot Fest) *
Fri. 9/24 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater +
Sat. 9/25 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Civic Center – Outdoors +
Mon. 9/27 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
Tue. 9/29 Grand Prairie, TX Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie
Wed. 9/29 Oklahoma City, OK The Zoo Amphitheatre
Fri. 10/1 Denver, CO Mission Ballroom Outdoors
Sat. 10/2 Sandy, UT U of U Health Plaza Rio Tinto Stadium
Mon. 10/4 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Tue. 10/5 Seattle, WA WAMU Theater
Thu. 10/7 Palo Alto, CA Frost Amphitheater
Fri. 10/8 Sacramento, CA Discovery Park (Aftershock) *
Sat. 10/9 Santa Ana, CA Observatory OC Festival Grounds
Sun. 10/10 San Diego, CA Gallagher Square at Petco Park San Diego
Tue. 10/12 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre
Wed. 10/13 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Fri. 10/15 Las Vegas, NV Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Sat. 10/16 Los Angeles, CA Shrine LA Outdoors

* Festival date

+ without The Bronx, opener TBA


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