Dropkick Murphys and Rancid / Sculpture Park / Denver / August 11 / Tickets
Dropkick Murphys formed in 1996 in Boston, MA. The band was originally just a bunch of friends looking to play music for fun. They started playing in the basement of a friend’s barbershop and the goal was to blend the musical influences they had grown up with (Punk Rock, Irish Folk, Rock, and Hardcore) into one loud, raucous, chaotic, and often out of tune mix.
To date, Rancid has released seven studio albums, one split album, one compilation, two extended plays, and a series of live online-only albums, and has been featured on a number of compilation albums.The band has independently sold over four million records worldwide, making it one of the most successful independent punk groups of all time. The band rose to fame in 1994 with its second studio album, Let’s Go, featuring the single “Salvation”. In the following year, Rancid released its highly successful album …And Out Come the Wolves, which produced its best-known songs “Roots Radicals”, “Ruby Soho” and “Time Bomb”, and was certified gold and platinum by the RIAA, selling over one million copies in the United States alone. Its next four albums, Life Won’t Wait, Rancid, Indestructible and Let the Dominoes Fall, were also critically acclaimed, though not as successful as …And Out Come the Wolves.