According to a March 13 report from NewNoiseMagazine.com, the intense rush of adrenaline from performing live is what keeps the Dropkick Murphys amped and ready to go night after night, even after close to two decades on the road.
"Any night you have people in front of the stage, knowing the words to your songs, singing along and happy that you came to their town to play… that’s all any musician can ever hope for," said Ken Casey, the world-renowned bassist/vocalist for Dropkick Murphys. "I don’t care if it’s 500 people or 5,000. The rush is still there."
With the fan-friendly spirit of live performance in mind, the Dropkick Murphys rocked on back-to-back nights at New York City's Terminal 5, to kick off the band's annual St. Patrick's Day celebration.
The Murphys sprinkled older gems with songs from their forthcoming effort, "Signed and Sealed in Blood."
After going deeper than ever on "Going Out in Style," Dropkick Murphys made a conscious decision to return to their tough Celtic punk roots for the next one. The only concept for the new album was to make the definitive Dropkick Murphys statement.
"We wanted to write the catchiest songs we've ever written," declares lead vocalist and bassist Ken Casey. "It was fun to follow a story on the last album, but 'SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD' is a reaction to that in a sense. We usually need a break from writing, but we just kept going as soon as 'Going Out in Style' was done. We wanted to make an aggressive and over-the-top album that exuded what we love about this band. Everything is a little bit bigger, a little bit louder, and a little bit clearer. We wanted to turn up the guitars and background vocals and make it sound like 10,000 people in a stadium. That's the feeling."