The Dropkick Murphys performed at the House of Blues Orlando on March 2, 2013, in front of a sold-out crowd. The freezing temperatures in Orlando didn't seem to bother the fans in kilts outside standing in line. The Boston band performed seamlessly in front of their adorning mob of energetic fans. If a fan left without a few bruises and clothing soaked with liquor.
The crowdsurfing was absolutely wild and not a band was on the stage. The moment was between sets and the party had already started. However, for few, it already began before the doors opened. "The Boys Are Back" was first on their list and it was quite appropriate for the opening song. It had been just a tad over a year since they last stopped at the House of Blues Orlando and several fans were still talking about last year's performance while standing in the long line outside the venue.
Lead singer, Al Barr, was consistently interacting with the fans due to a platform riser that was placed in the middle of the pit between the barricade and the stage. The excitement could be seen on the faces of those who were close enough to reach out and shake Barr's hand. The crowd was equivalent to a moving walkway as it spit crowdsurfers on a regular level though out the entire performance.
A little bit of Boston was soaked up into the wooden floors and walls of the House of Blues that night and it will definitely be waiting for when they bring their show back to town.
The band is currently on their St. Patrick's Day Tour promoting their newest release "Signed and Sealed in Blood" which was released on Jan. 8, 2013. This is the band's eighth studio album which made its debut at No.9 on the Billboard charts.