Bostonian Irish Rockers, Dropkick Murphys, Continue SOLD OUT Tour, EV Mics in Tow!
February 21, 2008
Devoted American-Irish rockers, Dropkick Murphys, are currently on the road performing SOLD OUT shows across the country. Known for their bullet-in-the-teeth raucous live shows, the band is notoriously hard on the equipment they use. Enter EV wired microphones.
Monitors engineer Andrew Rooney remarks: “Joel and I love the Raven and Cardinal Mics for our guitar sounds! And the guys in the band love the way they look on their cabs, too. I could put those mics on just about anything and be happy! We’ve been using the EV N/D967 on our bagpiper and have had great results!“
“Electro-Voice is proud to be out in the trenches with one of America’s hardest working bands. Thanks guys - and keep up the good work!”
And, as you’ll see from the photos, the mics are abused. Marshall cabinets fall (or are pushed) onto them. The mics get dropped. They’re sprayed with adult beverages. And they work night after night.
In the spirit of the Dropkick Murphys’ own credo: “THE POWER OF YOUR EXAMPLE IS FAR GREATER THAN WHAT YOU SAY!“ The same goes for EV mics. It’s not marketing fluff. They work. They sound good. Plain and simple.
Electro-Voice is proud to be out in the trenches with one of America’s hardest working bands. Thanks guys - and keep up the good work!
About the Dropkick Murphys
Dropkick Murphys formed in 1996 in Boston, MA. The band was originally just a bunch of friends looking to play music for fun. We started playing in the basement of a friend’s barbershop and our goal was to blend the musical influences we had grown up with (Punk Rock, Irish Folk, Rock, and Hardcore) into one loud, raucous, chaotic, and often out of tune mix that we could call our own.
To our surprise people seemed to liked it and we began to record music and tour constantly. To date we have released over ten singles, two EP CD, and four Full Length albums and have had the good fortune of being able to play across a large portion of the world. We are truly grateful to the many friends and bands that have helped us out and supported us along the way in the US, Canada, Europe, U.K. Ireland, Scandinavia, and Australia as well as the many countries we look forward to playing in the next century.
The bands’ main goal is to play music that creates an all for one, one for all environment where everyone is encouraged to participate, sing along, and hopefully have a good time. In the true spirit of punk rock we view the band and the audience as one in the same; in other words our stage and our microphone are yours.
In addition to hopefully bringing people together for a good time, we hope to share some of our experiences and beliefs in working class solidarity, friendship, loyalty and self- improvement as a means to bettering society (i.e. You can preach till you’re blue in the face but if you’re lying in the gutter no one’s gonna listen. If you pick yourself up by the bootstraps and live your life to the best of your ability you may set an example that others will follow).