Boston bruisers Dropkick Murphys and West Coast punk lifers Rancid are teaming up for a spring tour that’ll make you ball your fists and jump around. The “Boston To Berkeley II” tour begins May 3 in Concord, North Carolina, and ends May 24 in Lewiston, New York. Fans will recall that both bands went out together in 2017 for some full-contact punk revelry.
Opening the tour will be two singer-songwriters who might not have the decibels of the headliners, but have just as much heart. Dropkick Murphys fans may have seen Jesse Ahern on previous tours, plying his heartfelt and politically strident soul.
Boston To Berkeley II will also include Scottish singer/songwriter Gerry Cinnamon. The 34-year-old Glasgow-born solo artist released his debut album Erratic Cinematic in 2017. His onstage honesty and exuberance will appeal to fans of of punk troubadours such as Frank Turner and Billy Bragg. It’s Cinnamon’s first time in the states, so go early and be pleasantly surprised.
Dropkick Murphys and Rancid will also play select Danny Wimmer festivals during the run including Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville and Sonic Temple. Tickets for all shows are available on Rancid and Dropkick Murphys sites with a full list of dates below.
Looking forward to getting out with @DropkickMurphys again for the second edition of our Boston To Berkeley tour in May. This is one you won’t wanna miss.
Tickets on sale now:https://t.co/aqqW1NIx3a
— RANCID (@Rancid) February 20, 2020
05/03 – Concord, NC @ Epicenter+
05/04 – Richmond, VA @ Virginia Credit Union Live!*
05/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
05/06 – Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium*
05/08 – Daytona Beach FL @ Welcome To Rockville+
05/10 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center*
05/11 – Austin, TX @ The Lawn at the Long Center*
05/12 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater*
05/13 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory*
05/15 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Concert Cove at Harrah’s Council Bluffs*
05/16 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s*
05/17 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Art And Music Festival +
05/18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The DeltaPlex Arena
05/20 – New York, NY @ Pier 17
05/21 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
05/22 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
05/23 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino
05/24 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
+ Festival show (no Cinnamon or Ahern)
* with Gerry Cinnamon