Dropkick Murphys kicked off another round of Boston St. Patrick’s Day shows on March 14th. Ken Casey said it best when he said, “Welcome to Night 1 of Year 14!”
This year’s celebration was kicked off by The Boston Stranglers, with their heavy riffs and their powerful screams. On second, from London, England was Skinny Lister. They Made the House of Blues feel like you we’re in a pub in London, especially when Lorna passed a growler off the stage and into the crowd. Up next, Lucero hit the stage with a completely unique southern rock/gospel sound. Every time singer Ben Nichols sang a lyric you found yourself wanting to have a drink with him, especially we he sang a song about his late grandfather.
Finally the lights went down and Sinead O’Conner started to play. The Murphys hit the stage and opened with the “The Boys Are Back.” Their set consisted of songs old and new, which was perfectly suited for every fan ranging from those that have been there from the beginning to those just discovering DKM. Check out our photo gallery below.
Photos by Jo M. Wood