Dropkick Murphys Announce First Australian Headline Tour In Over A Decade With Alkaline Trio

Attention Australian punk rockers! We have a huge announcement for you. Two of the most influential and enduring American punk rock bands are heading down under together this November. Boston’s rock ‘n’ roll underdogs turned champions DROPKICK MURPHYS announce their first Australian headline tour in over a decade with Chicago’s rock canons ALKALINE TRIO.

The tour will kick off at AEC Theatre in Adelaide on Friday 15 November before it makes it way to The Forum in Melbourne, Sydney’s Roundhouse before closing their Australian run at Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane on Friday 22 November.

This marks DROPKICK MURPHYS’ return to Australia since last appearing at Good Things Festival in 2018 and ALKALINE TRIO‘s first Australian shows in 10 years!

Since 1996, DROPKICK MURPHYS have created the kind of music that’s meant to be chanted at last call, in packed arenas, and during the fourth quarter, third period, or ninth inning of a comeback rally. Their celebrated discography includes four consecutive Billboard top 10 album debuts (Turn Up That Dial11 Short Stories Of Pain & GlorySigned and Sealed in BloodGoing Out In Style), along with 2005’s Certified-Gold album The Warrior’s Code featuring the double platinum classic I’m Shipping Up To Boston. DROPKICK MURPHYS’ music has generated half-a-billion streams, they’ve quietly moved 8 million-plus units worldwide and the band has sold out gigs on multiple continents.

In more than 25 years together, ALKALINE TRIO have delivered urgent punk blasts with a dark, driving edge that helped them remain commercially viable without sacrificing their raucous spirit and created their own little universe in their songs with a few short steps away from armageddon. Their music has been a reliable black mirror of reality. Slowly ascending through the Warped Tour ranks into the early 2000s, they reached the Billboard Top 20 with 2003’s mainstream breakthrough Good Mourning. They hit a peak with their seventh set This Addiction, which topped the US rock, alternative, and indie charts in 2010.

They kicked off the year with the release of their monumental tenth album, Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs. It’s been five years since the beloved punk stalwarts have released an album and to commemorate hitting the big ten milestone, they went back to basics stripping their sound down to the bare essentials of the sonic identity that endeared them to a generation of punk fans. They enlisted Grammy-winning producer Cameron Webb and spent several weeks holed up at Studio 606 in Northridge, California, the private recording space owned by Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters. With more than two decades and ten records under their belts, ALKALINE TRIO’s legacy in the rock canon, as well as their influence on their genre, is undeniable.

2024 will undeniably declare punk rock is not dead – be sure to see DROPKICK MURPHYS and ALKALINE TRIO this November when they bring their explosive, high energy live shows down under. Tickets won’t last long.

Destroy All Lines Presents
Australian Headline Tour 2024
Friday 15 November – AEC Theatre, Adelaide
Sunday 17 November – Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Wednesday 20 November – Roundhouse, Sydney
Friday 22 November – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane