PromoWest North Shore, Coors Light, and 105.9 The X Presents
Rancid and Dropkick Murphys From Boston to Berkeley Tour
w/ The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns
WHEN: August 2, 2017
WHERE: Stage AE Outdoors– Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
COST: $39.50 Advance/$42.00 Day of Show
ON SALE: March 10
RancidRancid as a band have always been imbued with a sense of place: the blue collar neighborhoods where they grew upin Berkeley, California, their place as individuals within their band, their band as part of a movement and their evolving sense of place in relation to the world at large. Ranicd are Tim Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Matt Freeman (bass, vocals), Lars Frederiksen (vocals, guitar), and Branden Steineckert (drums). Born in the midst of the post-Reagan economic downturn in the San Francisco Bay Area, the East Bay region specifically, Rancid came to light as Armstrong and Freeman were moving forward after the first band they founded, Operation Ivy, reached a friendly demise. As Rancid, the band took up the torch of social commentary and the examination of the local scene and instantly inflamed the newly revived punk community, setting the stage for what was to come.To date, the band has released numerous bodies of work, including 8 full-length albums – Each album served as a layer cementing Rancid’s natural place in punk. Their lyrical themes established their identity in the punk rock world while musically they incorporated horns, rockabilly bass lines, reggae rhythms, rasp, and distortion. Balancing their personal tales of love, loss, and heartbreak with attitude, Rancid gave their listeners a community. Over the past 2 decades, Rancid has shown awareness of their changing environment and have established their place in it, all while never losing sight of themselves as individuals or as a band.
Dropkick MurphysDropkick Murphys formed in 1996 in Boston, MA. The band was originally just a bunch of friends looking to play music for fun. We started playing in the basement of a friend’s barbershop and our goal was to blend the musical influences we had grown up with (Punk Rock, Irish Folk, Rock, and Hardcore) into one loud, raucous, chaotic, and often out of tune mix that we could call our own. To our surprise people seemed to like it and we began to record music and tour constantly. To date we have released numerous singles & EP's, a live album, a DVD and six full length albums and have had the good fortune of being able to play across a large portion of the world. We are truly grateful to the many friends and bands that have helped us out and supported us along the way in the US, Canada, Europe, U.K. Ireland, Scandinavia, and Australia as well as the many countries we look forward to playing in the next century. The bands’ main goal is to play music that creates an all for one, one for all environment where everyone is encouraged to participate, sing along, and hopefully have a good time. In the true spirit of punk rock we view the band and the audience as one in the same; in other words our stage and our microphone are yours. In addition to hopefully bringing people together for a good time, we hope to share some of our experiences and beliefs in working class solidarity, friendship, loyalty and self- improvement as a means to bettering society (i.e. You can preach till you’re blue in the face but if you’re lying in the gutter no one’s gonna listen. If you pick yourself up by the bootstraps and live your life to the best of your ability you may set an example that others will follow).
Thanks for the support!Dropkick Murphys
Don’t miss the Rancid and Dropkick Murphys From Boston to Berkeley Tour when it comes to the outdoor on August 2 at Stage AE!