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Concert Thu Feb 24 2011

Dropkick Murphys Rock Chicago, Help Out Wisconsin Workers

St.Pat's is a few weeks away, but Chicagoans still have a reason to sport their orange and green this weekend. Check out the Dropkick Murphys' double feature at Congress Theater on Saturday and Sunday. Chicago legends Naked Raygun will be opening on Saturday night and angsty Florida punks Against Me! are kicking off the night on Sunday.

Dropkick Murphys have been at the center of the Celtic punk scene for over a decade and are preparing to release their seventh studio album, Going Out In Style, on March 1.

As if their crazed live shows and whiskey-inspired anthems weren't good enough reasons to love these guys, the Dropkick Murphys recently expressed their support for Wisconsin union workers by releasing an advanced stream of "Take 'Em Down," a song off their upcoming album. The band has granted rights to the AFL-CIO, SEIU (Service Employees International Union) and AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) allowing them to use the song at protest rallies across the nation.

Additionally, Dropkick Murphys have posted a limited edition "Take 'Em Down" t-shirt for sale here. Proceeds from t-shirt sales will go towards the Workers' Rights Emergency Response Fund.

The band released this message of support: "Dropkick Murphys would like to take a moment to acknowledge the struggles of the working people of Wisconsin and to pledge our support and solidarity by releasing the song 'Take Em Down' from our upcoming album. We think it's appropriate at the moment and hope you like it...We'll see you in Wisconsin in a few days! The Dropkick Murphys Stand With Wisconsin!!!!!"

Tickets for both the Saturday, Feb. 26, and Sunday, Feb. 27, shows are still available. You can snag either the $40 two-night pass or $25 single-show tickets. Both shows are all ages and doors open at 6:30pm. Congress Theater is located at 2135 N. Milwaukee.

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