CONCERT REVIEW: Dropkick Murphys Deliver Unforgettable Performance During Huge Amsterdam Show
After having played their last Dutch show in the summer of 2022, Dropkick Murphys returned to Amsterdam to perform a selection of their celebrated discography, including songs from the band’s latest album This Machine Still Kills Fascists. After an extensive Europe run, lasting well over a month, the stop in Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome was the next to last on the tour. Luckily, even a month in, the energy this band delivers is superb.
In these almost 30 years, a lot of songs have been created, which must be a hassle to come up with a fitting setlist for every tour. For these shows, Dropkick Murphys have decided to perform a whoppin’ 26 songs.
With the arenafloor being filled to the brim and the first ring receiving the same treatment, the Ziggo Dome was fuller packed than the last time the band came around, which is an exciting trend given the fact the band’s been around nearly 3 decades. The band, known for their infectious melodies and boisterous live shows, kicked off the night with The State of Massachusetts and The Boys Are Back, two popular tunes that immediately had the crowd on their feet and singing along.
Throughout the night, the band delivered a range of hits and deep cuts, including Rose Tattoo, Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya, and I’m Shipping Up to Boston, and the new album was also featured on the setlist with a total of 4 songs including Cadillac, Cadillac, Ten Times More & The Last One, all of which were met with thunderous applause and the throwing of half-empty beercups into the air, ’cause why not. It’s not like a glass of beer costs a fortune or anything outrageous.
While the genre doesn’t have the biggest appeal to my person, a Dropkick Murphys show is never to be skipped due to the unmatched atmosphere. Dropkick Murphys put on a thrilling and unforgettable concert that showcased their musical prowess and undeniable stage presence. The moshpit never halts and the beer never stops pouring, at any given time, a Dropkick Murphys show is the place to be. You can get a glimpse of what the Amsterdam show looked like in the gallery below!