Dropkick Murphys Postpone “Boston Blowout” Shows Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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We’ve been paying close attention to the concerns about this Coronavirus Pandemic that has been on the news almost constantly for the last few days and has found tours and events such as Devin Townsend, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Pearl Jam, SXSW Festival and E3 Expo either postponed or cancelled altogether. Now comes the news from the Dropkick Murphys who are being health conscious and postponing that fun bunch of shows they were calling the “Boston Blowout”. Take a look down below.

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The Statement:
Hi everyone – Due to the Coronavirus, we’ve decided to take the prudent step to postpone our remaining St. Patricks Day Boston shows and boxing event. With a State of Emergency declared in Massachusetts, we feel this is the only responsible decision. We don’t want to be part of aiding the further spread of this virus.

The shows will be rescheduled for Sept 11, 12, & 13, and the only bit of positive news we have for you is that these new dates will serve as our record release shows for our new Album which comes out on Sept 11th. We are working to have all the same support acts on the new shows. Obviously all these bands need to check their schedules – we will send another update once all those bands have been able to review their schedules.

We love you all and care about your safety above and beyond anything else.

Respectfully,
Dropkick Murphys

***Here are the details:

SEPTEMBER:
Fri 11: Big Night Live
Sat 12: HOB matinee
Sat 12: HOB evening show
Sun 13: HOB

**Sat March 14 HOB matinee tix will be honored at SAT SEP 12 HOB MATINEE SHOW.
**Sun March 15 HOB tix will be honored at SUN SEP 13 HOB show
**Mon March 16 Big Night Live tix will be honored at the FRI SEP 11 BIG NIGHT LIVE SHOW
**Tue March 17 HOB tix will be honored at SAT SEP 12 HOB EVENING SHOW

March 14 Murphys Boxing is cancelled. Refunds for Boxing tix purchased at HOB box office or online – and the concerts if you can’t make the rescheduled dates -can be obtained at original point of purchase. For more information, please call Ticketmaster Customer Service at 1-800-653-8000 or visit: https://livemu.sc/2w0IfdZ

IF YOU PURCHASED A BOXING TICKET DIRECT FROM ONE OF THE FIGHTERS, you must get your refund from that fighter.

All tickets will be honored at the new date and ticket holders will be receiving an update with this information from Ticketmaster within 24 hours.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As you can imagine, this current news is proving to be no joke and if you are scoffing about the hysteria be aware that NYC has cancelled the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade which draws in millions of people to watch it and help celebrate the wearing of the green in pubs and restaurants everywhere in the city. Since it’s part of the task as a scribe out in the music scene, I’ve already posted about some postponements and some cancellations. I fear that I’ve only scratched the surface on these kinds of posts but will do my best to get as many of them to your attention as we learn of them. Stay tuned and by all means stay healthy.

Official Website: http://www.dropkickmurphys.com

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