Dropkick Murphys are an Irish-American punk rock band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1996. The band was initially signed to independent punk record label Hellcat Records, releasing five albums for the label, and making a name for themselves locally through constant touring and yearly St. Patrick''s Day week shows, held in and around Boston. The band''s final Hellcat release, 2005''s The Warrior''s Code, features two charting singles, Tessie, which was recorded for the Boston Red Sox to be played after home game wins, and I''m Shipping Up to Boston, which was featured in the Academy Award-winning movie The Departed. In 2007 the band signed with Warner Bros. Records, and have seen each of their subsequent albums, The Meanest of Times and Going Out In Style, chart in the Billboard top 20 with The Meanest of Times debuting at #20 while Going Out In Style made its debut at #6, the band''s highest ever charting album.
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