When was the Dropkick Murphys final show with Mike McColgan as lead singer?
March 22, 2011 1:59 PM Subscribe
Can anyone help me dig up the date/location of the Dropkick Murphys final show with Mike McColgan as lead singer (and confirm/deny if I was there)? All the details I can recall follow...
posted by Ufez Jones to media & arts (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A buddy and I went to go see The Dropkick Murphys play in Austin in the Spring of 1998. I'm 98% sure that the date was April 1. They were touring with The Business and the Lower Class Brats opened (LCB are an Austin band though, so that may have been a one-off). I don't remember any onstage drama during the DM's set, but a week or two later I remember reading in either a zine or an e-mail newsletter that after that show, McColgan decided to call it quits and return to Boston. IIRC, one of the guys from the Swingin' Utters finished up singing duties on the tour while wearing a Luchador mask.
The only other pertinent information I can think of is that the show was at a venue called The Atomic Lounge (again, best I can recall, this was thirteen years ago...) that was on Red River right around 8th or 9th St.
Googling has gotten me no actual date on the final show with the original lineup and this has been bugging me off and on for years. I've seen AskMe work some miracles. Can you do it again? Thanks.