American Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys have made a career out of celebrating their Irish heritage through anthemic punk songs rooted in the traditional Irish music they heard as children. During the band’s early days in Boston, they endeared themselves to the city’s notoriously Irish-friendly locals with annual Saint Patrick’s Day concerts – frontman Ken Casey even owns a pub. With their eighth studio album, 2013’s Signed and Sealed in Blood, the band delivered another strong set of bagpipe-laden sing-alongs like “Rose Tattoo” and “The Season’s Upon Us,” landing them at No. 9 on the Billboard 200. The band achieved similar success with 2007 album The Meanest of Times, which peaked at No. 6 – the band’s highest charting album to date. After the local success of their early albums, the band received their first mainstream exposure with No. 1 singles “The State of Massachusetts” and “I’m Shipping Up to Boston,” the latter of which was featured in the 2006 Academy Award-winning Boston flick The Departed. On tour in 2013, Dropkick Murphys roused audiences with their highly participatory concerts, treating ticket buyers to live mandolins, bagpipes, and other Celtic instruments.