Team with NHL For “Paying My Way” Video
Song Available With Pre-Orders Of Upcoming Album
11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory
Out January 6
Dropkick Murphys have joined forces with the NHL to create a video for “Paying My Way,” a song off their upcoming album 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory, which will be released on January 6th through their label Born & Bred Records. The song is available with pre-orders for the upcoming album, which was included in Stereogum‘s “Most Anticipated Albums Of 2017.”
The video combines recent NHL clips with those from decades gone by, from hard hitting action on the ice to quiet locker room scenes underpinned with the foot stomping, anthemic “Paying My Way.”
Watch the video here: www.nhl.com/video/nhl-now-dropkick-murphys/t-277350912/c-47391203
“Paying My Way is not just about paying your bills,” explains Dropkick Murphys founder/lead singer Ken Casey. “It’s about doing what you have to do in order to be a good person. But at the end of the day, never losing sight of the fact that doing the next right thing may lead to great things one day.”
Pre-order 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory on iTunes + get an instant download of “Paying My Way” at: http://smarturl.it/dkmpain-it
Pre-order limited edition CDs & vinyl on the band’s official webstore.
Stream “Paying My Way at: http://smarturl.it/payingmyway-sp
Tickets are on sale now for Dropkick Murphys’ 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory tour, which kicks off February 21 in Bethlehem, PA, and culminates with the band’s annual hometown run of Boston shows St. Patrick’s Day Week (March 15-19).
Dropkick Murphys History
Dropkick Murphys have become ambassadors for their city. In Boston, it seems like everybody knows someone connected to the band whether by blood, friendship, or the time they shared a brew at a Bruins game. They’ve built a legacy that does Beantown proud. Since their 1996 formation, they’ve sold a staggering 4 million albums worldwide with 2005’s The Warrior’s Code achieving an RIAA Gold certification and its smash single “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” nearing double platinum and appearing during a key moment of Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning The Departed. Most recently, 2013’s Signed And Sealed In Blood netted their second consecutive Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200, and debuted at number 6 in Germany. The album spawned standout tracks “The Boys Are Back,” “Out Of Our Heads,” “Prisoner’s Song,” and “Rose Tattoo,” a fan favorite that has accumulated 24 million views on YouTube — without the aid of being a radio hit. A special version of this song featuring the band’s buddy Bruce Springsteen was released as a benefit for the Boston Marathon bombing victims. They’ve hosted sold out concerts at most of the city’s landmarks, including Fenway Park, TD Garden, the Boston Pops, and even the last voyage of the USS Constitution. They updated the Boston Red Sox anthem “Tessie” in 2004, which may or may not have had something to do with the team’s first World Series win in 86 years…