Photographer: Joe Banker
The two bands have a long and important history together. Back in 1997, Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen came across a copy of Dropkick Murphys’ original EP at a friend's house. He turned it over to his bandmate and Hellcat Records president Tim Armstrong, who quickly snatched up the band for his new label. Basically, Rancid discovered Dropkick Murphys, so seeing the two legendary bands tour together is surely a treat.
In addition, each night the bands feature a special encore with Dropkick and Rancid together—and it's as epic as it sounds.
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