Ahead of their annual St. Patrick's Day shows in and around Boston next week, the Dropkick Murphys got some good news yesterday. "Going Out in Style," their new album, weighed in at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart, marking the beloved Boston band's highest debut ever. Judging from my colleague Sarah Rodman's recent review, it sounds like the album is worthy of such a feat.
Catch the Dropkick Murphys at the House of Blues (March 16-18) or the Tsongas Arena in Lowell (March 19).
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