Dropkick Murphys Release 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory

The Dropkick Murphys’ 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory has just been released through their label Born & Bred Records. The album has gone straight to No. 1 on the iTunes charts. The band has also shared the official video for its foot-stomping, anthemic song “Paying My Way,” which can be viewed above.

There’s a feeling of purpose throughout the album, influenced by the band’s work with The Claddagh Fund, a charity the band established in 2009 to help support addiction recovery as well as children’s and veterans’ organizations. The band is hands-on in raising funds, mentoring, and lending a helping hand in the fight. Many of the songs reflect these experiences, and the band’s sadness, anger and dismay at the opiate epidemic ravaging the country — in particular, Boston and New England. “Paying My Way” is about the way up and out of addiction and the dream of bigger and better things in life.

“‘Paying My Way’ is not just about paying your bills,” explains Dropkick Murphys founder/lead singer Ken Casey. “It’s about doing what you have to do in order to be a good person. But at the end of the day, never losing sight of the fact that doing the next right thing may lead to great things one day.”

It’s rare to be reaching new heights nine albums into a band’s career, but that’s exactly what Dropkick Murphys have done with 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory.

Tickets are on sale now for Dropkick Murphys‘ 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory tour, which kicks off February 21 in Bethlehem, PA, and culminates with the band’s annual hometown run of Boston shows St. Patrick’s Day Week (March 15-19).

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