Dropkick Murphys
11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory Out Today
Album No. 1 On iTunes
Official Video For “Paying My Way” Released
Stereogum Names New Release Their
“Album Of The Week”
“The Dropkick Murphys are still capable of making me feel alive
the way few bands do.” — Stereogum
“…they show no signs of mellowing with age.”  — Boston
“Its most potent album in years” — Newsday
The Dropkick Murphys’ 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory is released today through their label Born & Bred Records.
The album has gone straight to No. 1 on the iTunes charts. The band has also
shared the official video for its foot-stomping, anthemic song “Paying My Way,”
which can be viewed here.
11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory has been garnering some
of the best reviews in the band’s history.  
There’s a feeling of
purpose throughout the album, influenced by the band’s work with The Claddagh
Fund, a charity the band established in 2009 to help support addiction recovery
as well as children’s and veterans’ organizations. The band is hands-on in
raising funds, mentoring, and lending a helping hand in the fight. Many of the
songs reflect these experiences, and the band’s sadness, anger and dismay at
the opiate epidemic ravaging the country – in particular, Boston and New
England. “Paying My Way” is about the way up and out of addiction and the dream
of bigger and better things in life.
“’Paying My Way’ is not
just about paying your bills,” explains Dropkick Murphys founder/lead
singer Ken Casey. “It’s about doing what you have to do in order to be a
good person. But at the end of the day, never losing sight of the fact that
doing the next right thing may lead to great things one day.”
It’s rare to be reaching
new heights nine albums into a band’s career, but that’s exactly what Dropkick
have done with 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory.
Tickets are on sale now
for Dropkick Murphys11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory tour,
which kicks off February 21 in Bethlehem, PA, and culminates with the band’s
annual hometown run of Boston shows St. Patrick’s Day Week (March 15-19).
Find the album, along
with limited edition CDs & vinyl on the band’s official webstore.
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Dropkick Murphys History

Dropkick Murphys have become ambassadors for
their city. In Boston, it seems like everybody knows someone connected to the
band whether by blood, friendship, or the time they shared a brew at a Bruins
game. They’ve built a legacy that does Beantown proud. Since their 1996
formation, they’ve sold a staggering 4 million albums worldwide with 2005’s The
Warrior’s Code
achieving an RIAA Gold certification and its smash single
“I’m Shipping Up To Boston” nearing double platinum and appearing
during a key moment of Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning The Departed.
Most recently, 2013’s Signed And Sealed In Blood netted their second
consecutive Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200, and debuted at number 6 in
Germany. The album spawned standout tracks “The Boys Are Back,”
“Out Of Our Heads,” “Prisoner’s Song,” and “Rose
Tattoo,” a fan favorite that has accumulated 24 million views on YouTube
— without the aid of being a radio hit. A special version of this song featuring
the band’s buddy Bruce Springsteen was released as a benefit for the Boston
Marathon bombing victims. They’ve hosted sold out concerts at most of the
city’s landmarks, including Fenway Park, TD Garden, the Boston Pops, and even
the last voyage of the USS Constitution. They updated the Boston Red Sox anthem
“Tessie” in 2004, which may or may not have had something to do with
the team’s first World Series win in 86 years…