Dropkick Murphys have confirmed a run of UK shows for early next year.

The iconic punk band will play five shows across one week in February 2025. They will make the first stop of the tour in Birmingham on February 4 before moving on to Glasgow, Manchester and Cardiff. They will then sign off with a huge show at London’s Alexandra Palace on February 8.

You can check out the full list of dates below and buy your tickets here.

Dropkick Murphys 2025 UK tour dates are: 


4 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
5 – Glasgow, O2 Academy 
6 – Manchester, Academy
7 – Cardiff, Utilita Arena
8 – London, Alexandra Palace

The UK dates will follow a series of European festival shows, including appearances at France’s HellFest Open Air and Germany’s Rock Am Ring and a US tour booked for the autumn.

The announcement follows the release of two acoustic albums, 2022’s ‘This Machine Still Kills Fascists’ and 2023’s ‘Okemah Rising’, which saw them re-interpret the works of Woody Guthrie.


The former included the single  ‘Two 6’s Upside Down’, described as  a “forlorn gambler’s lament, awash in love and loss, murder and punishment”.

Dropkick Murphys chose to retreat to Woody’s home state of Oklahoma to record the album, making a point to visit his hometown to retrace the musician’s steps. It had a profound effect on the creative process and making of the songs, with the band focusing a lot of their material on Woody’s unpublished lyrics.

The Boston-Irish band were due to play a UK and Ireland tour in 2022 to mark 25 years since their formation. However, the gigs were postponed to 2023 due to complications relating to COVID.