The Rumjacks 2022 US Tour with Dropkick Murphys and The Bombpops
The Rumjacks and The Bombpops have been announced as special guests on Dropkick Murphys’ 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Tour, which kicks off February 21 in Reading, PA and culminates with the band’s customary run of St. Patrick’s Day week hometown shows in Boston, MA, including three shows at House of Blues and one at Roadrunner.
Tickets on sale at www.DropkickMurphys.com.
The Rumjacks will be out in support of their upcoming Brass For Gold EP and their latest LP, Hestia. Pre-Order the EP HERE. “One For The Road,” the first single from the EP, is out now. Watch the video HERE.
St. Patrick’s Day Tour 2022
with The Bombpops & The Rumjacks
Feb. 21 – Reading, Pa. @ Santander Arena
Feb. 22 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Main Street Armory
Feb. 24 – Cleveland, Ohio @ TempleLive Cleveland
Feb. 25 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore
Feb. 26 – Chicago, Ill. @ Radius
Feb. 27 – Madison, Wis. @ The Sylvee
March 1 – Austin, Texas @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
March 2 – Houston, Texas @ Bayou Music Center (On sale TBD)
March 3 – New Orleans, La. @ Civic Theatre
March 4 – Chattanooga, Tenn. @ The Signal
March 6 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla. @ House of Blues
March 7 – St. Petersburg, Fla. @ Jannus Live
March 8 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla. @ Revolution
March 10 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel
March 11 – Wilmington, N.C. @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
March 12 – Washington, D.C. @ Shamrockfest at RFK Festival Grounds
March 14 – Albany, N.Y. @ Albany Capitol Center
March 15 – Portland, Maine @ State Theatre
March 17 – Boston, Mass. @ House Of Blues
March 18 – Boston, Mass. @ House Of Blues
March 19 – Boston, Mass. @ House Of Blues
March 20 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
* The Bombpops on all shows except March 12 and 20.
* The Rumjacks on all shows except March 12.
* Jim Lindberg and The Rumjacks open March 20.
In March 2021, The Rumjacks released their fifth studio album, Hestia, rejuvenating the band’s collaborative spirit, and marking an explosive new era of energy and creative release.
Hestia introduced new singer and songwriter Mike Rivkees on lead vocals, heralding a refreshing evolution for the band that connected fans old and new. The album was an unmitigated success, both critically and artistically, and signified a fresh page in the story of The Rumjacks.
Invigorated by the release of Hestia, The Rumjacks quickly went back into the studio to record the upcoming Brass for Gold EP, capitalizing off their new sense of artistry.
“After the amazing response we had from Hestia‘s release, we knew we had to back it up, do it justice, and show we aren’t messing around with any of this,” bassist Johnny McKelvey said.
“I guess while COVID ‘slowed everyone down,’ it just made us want to work harder, record more music, plan and think ahead to when all this mess ended that would be ahead in every way.”
The resulting EP is a clear representation of a band finding a new voice and making sure that voice is heard as loud as possible. Grounded by the eclectic Celtic punk sound that The Rumjacks have become synonymous with, Brass for Gold sees the band dig deeper into their ska and hard rock influences, all the while holding onto the defiant energy that ignites their sound.
While Hestia had the band conquering a global pandemic in order to record, Brass for Gold saw the boys united in person for the first time. Producing a sound that is seamless and cohesive.
“Brass for Gold is as much as an EP can possibly offer and still be called an EP. In true Rumjacker fashion, these songs represent a variety of different stories. The topics range from lovesick nostalgia, to misfortunate war heroes, and a few lighthearted drinking songs for good measure,” Rivkees said.
“While some EPs tend to be quite experimental, Brass for Gold represents a solid continuation of the newly reformed Rumjacks. Once again stating (almost literally in some of the lyrics) we are passionate and dedicated songwriters.”
From the raucous comradery of first single, “One For The Road,” to the crashing crescendo of “Blinding Flashes” to the confident sentimentality of “Falling Back,” the cumulative energy of Brass For Gold sees the band communicate one thing loud and clear.
First single is “One for the Road,” a traditional sounding belter with the energy you’d expect from this new era of The Rumjacks.
The song is a story of an escaped prisoner in the 1920s riding the rails until he reaches the Pacific Ocean and starts a new life in California. For anyone escaping frigid winters and soul draining work conditions, the lyrics would still relate to our protagonist’s contemporary counterparts, “With all the phony friends you’re makin’ and the smiles that you’re fakin’ – it beats the life you left back in the snow.”
01 Bounding Main
02 Bloodsoaked in Chorus
03 One for the Road
04 Kicking Soles
05 On A Somber Saturday
06 Across The Water
07 Blinding Flashes
08 Falling Back