Dropkick Murphys

            On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Dropkick Murphy’s and Lucero came came the Cleveland, Ohio for a SOLD OUT show at the House of Blues.           

         Dropkick Murphys (4)   Opening up for the infamous Dropkick Murphys was Lucero, hailing from Memphis, Tennessee. To categorize this band in one genre would be an insult. They were a melting pot of everything from Southern Rock to Punk to Soul music. It was clear that no one was there just to see Dropkick Murphys, because half of the crowd was singing right along with them. Those who weren’t singing, were definitely not standing still. From their hits On My Way Downtown to Go Easy, everyone was moving to the music. By the end of their set, their merch table was lined up with plenty of new fans ready to meet, greet and support this talented band.

            A half hour later the energy in the room was phenomenal as the projection screen started to lift, and the lights went out. It was time for the main event, Dropkick Murphy’s. Starting off their Road to St. Patty’s Day Tour, right here in Cleveland, they were just as excited to be there as the fans were there to see them. Then in the midst of the darkness, came a spotlight and the sound of The Foggy Dew by Sinead O’Connor. No sooner than the last note of the song, the entire room lit up and out came the band. The show was an hour and a half of non-stop fun. They played everyone’s favorite songs including Barroom Hero and Rose Tattoo. Finally at the end of the show just when you thought it was over, they played Shipping Up To Boston. You could literally feel the crowd screaming and whistling throughout your body. The whole room immediately erupted with crowd surfing and circle pits. Cleveland was clearly grateful for the show and will always welcome Dropkick Murphy’s and Lucero in their city with open ears and open beers.

Review by: Anthony Powell

Dropkick Murphys