Dropkick Murphy¡¯s will be teaming up with Frank Turner and The Sleeping Soul¡¯s as well as the recently reunited Swingin Utters for four Blues fest sideshows in March/April of 2013.
Dropkick Murphy¡¯s will be returning to Australia on the back of their performance at Byron Bay¡¯s Bluesfest in the summer. This visit is perfectly timed, with the punk rockers¡¯ new album ¡°Signed and sealed in blood¡¯ due out in early January, just a couple of months prior to their Australian Shows. The new album boasts of an anathematic party vibe and will even feature a Christmas themed tune, done in true Dropkick style about a dysfunctional family. The Dropkick¡¯s are not shy of putting on a hella of a show with ¡°endless energy¡± and famously known for creating a gnarly mosh and circle pits in delight of their audience. These are just a few things fan cans can look forward too.
London¡¯s Frank Turner will be supporting the Dropkick Murphy¡¯s with help from backing band Sleeping Souls. Turner has had an amazing 2012, performing at the 2012 opening ceremony for the Olympic Games, viewed by millions around the world. He has also been back in the studio to record his 5th album, title TBA. On top of this, Turner has debuted his hardcore side project at Leeds and Reading Festival and been nominated for two AIM awards, including Hardest working artist which is really the proof in the pudding itself.
Swinging Utters are back with a bang after a lengthy hiatus. Coming back in 2010 with album Here, Under Protest, the band made the right decision to keep going and have announced that they are recording another album very soon. These sideshows will be the groups first ¡°Business¡± tripe to Australia.