ALBANY, N.Y. – The Albany Capital Center (ACC) is pleased to announce the band Dropkick Murphys will take the stage at the new, state-of-the-art-facility in February 2018. Albany will be the second stop on the punk band’s St. Patrick’s Day Tour on Sunday, February 25. Special guests include New York Hardcore icons Agnostic Front and Boston ska pioneers Bim Skala Bim, who both have a long history with Dropkick Murphys.

“The versatility of the Albany Capital Center is endless and we’re thrilled to bring the first concert to this venue for Capital Region music lovers to experience,” said Doug McClaine, general manager, Albany Capital Center. “From concerts, to sporting events, social galas, private events and more, the flexibility and functionality of the space truly is unique.”

Dropkick Murphys—Al Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, mellotron, whistles, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, acoustic guitars, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, percussion, vocals), James Lynch (guitar, vocals) — are touring in support of their 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory album, released through the band’s own Born & Bred Records earlier this year.

Tickets are $35 for advanced purchase or $40 day of sale which is Friday, December 8 at 10 a.m. at For more information on Dropkick Murphys, visit the website

Since its opening in March, 2017, the ACC has been showcasing its versatility by hosting a variety of groups and events, many of which were new to downtown Albany. Operated by SMG, the ACC has hosted 115 events to date and continues to bring more new business to the Capital Region with additional events scheduled through 2019 and beyond.

 About the Albany Capital Center:
The Albany Capital Center is a modern, premier event and meeting destination in New York’s culturally rich Capital Region. Connected to the Times Union Center, Empire State Plaza and Renaissance Albany Hotel via enclosed walkways, the convention center hosts a diverse array of trade shows, consumer and social events, and meetings for up to 5,000 guests. It boasts 22,500 square-feet of ballroom/exhibit space, 6 meeting rooms with 9,200 square-feet of space, and 13,500 square-feet of pre-function space, state-of-the-art technology, and impeccable dining options. The ACC is conveniently located in downtown Albany and within walking distance to the New York State Capitol, business and warehouse districts, performing arts venues, museums, shops, restaurants and nightlife. For more information about the Albany Capital Center visit, or contact the sales department at (518) 487-2009 or


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