We went to the Dropkick Murphys with the money you raised: Here's how it went

By Jeff Ayers — / Death Wish Coffee Blog

On St. Patrick's Day 2018, we went to the Dropkick Murphy's matinee show at the House of Blues to donate the money you raised for their charity, The Claddagh Fund.

I'm Shipping Up to Boston

We got to 'Beantown' early Saturday, March 17th to beat the crowds and get to the venue. The House of Blues in Boston was opened in 2009 and is the second House of Blues in the city, the first being the first ever venue opened by Dan Akroyd, Jim Belushi, Aerosmith and Harvard University in 1992 at Harvard Square.

We navigated the busy streets of Boston to the venue with a giant check, because who doesn't like receiving a giant check?

We made it to the House of Blues on a beautiful, cold and sunny day and we were excited for the bands to start! Thanks so much to all the crew of the bands and the security and staff of House of Boston for making this a day to remember.

Halfway through the intense and energetic set of the Dropkick Murphys, singer Ken Casey called up Mike Brown, Teah Teriele, and John Swedish to the stage to present the money you all raised from the sale of our collaboration St. Patrick's Day Mug! Check out the video below for the entire exchange:


We can't thank you all enough for making this collaboration and charity donation a success! Together we were able to raise $41,500 dollars to benefit an amazing cause. Click here if you want to learn more about the Claddagh Fund. 

(photo: Dropkick Murphys)

(Ken Casey with the collaboration mug)


Another amazing announcement was revealed at this show - a summer US tour co-headlined by Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly! The two bands just toured for the first time together in Europe and it is very exciting they will be continuing that fun in the states. Ken Casey actually revealed this on our recent podcast episode and then again on stage at this show. Check out the video:


If you want to hear the full interview with Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphys click here for that episode.

If you want to hear our interview with Flogging Molly, click here.

RELATED: Here is where the money from the mug is going


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