Dropkick Murphys 2022

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Dropkick Murphys 2022

Dropkick Murphy’s October 28, 2022

Duke Energy Center for the Preforming Arts

Dropkick Murphys returns to Raleigh this year in support of their new album “This Machine Still Kills Fascists”. The album is in honor of Woody Guthrie whose family released unrecorded lyrics to make the LP.

We were wondering why this show was at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for Preforming Arts and not Red Hat. This is an acoustic show so they may have been aiming at a more personal atmosphere. Not that it really felt like any other acoustic I have ever been too!

Missing from the line up was co-vocalist Al Barr whom is taking care of his ailing mother. But Ken Casey was there with the energy to cover the full show.

The setlist cover mostly new songs with lyrics from Woody Guthrie whose works are still powerfull and fitting todays times. They also played older songs from their catalog of 11 albums like “Middle Finger” and “Rose Tattoo”.

I personally did not get to attend the full show but what I seen of it, it was high energy and powerful. Not the standard sit-down acoustic show you would expect.