The boys were back at Chevy Court at The Great New York State Fair Sunday night. Boston’s Dropkick Murphys played their first post-pandemic solo gig following their joint Boston to Berkley II tour with Rancid and showed no signs of rust.
Dropkick Murphys have quickly become a Fair favorite following their debut in 2018 as a last-minute fill-in for Dickie Betts, drawing huge crowds for their first two appearances. The Celtic punk band has now played three consecutive New York State Fairs. And as singer Ken Casey mentioned during the show, the NYS Fair is in the top two of their State Fair concert venues, slightly edging out the Alaska State Fair.
The band ripped through a 90-minute set full of classics and songs from their latest album, Turn Up That Dial, to a crowd of approximately 13,000 people at the Chevy Court stage. During the set, the band paid tribute to the late Peter Coleman, barkeeper of the legendary Coleman’s Irish Pub on Tipperary Hill in Syracuse.