by Hellcat

Dropkick Murphys have announced the dates for an upcoming trip to Europe and the UK. The band is touring in support of The Warrior's Code released in June. They will be joined by The Explosion who continue to support 2004's Black Tape.

During the tour, Andy Outbreak (The Distillers, The Nerve Agents, Darker My Love) will be filling in for Explosion drummer Andrew Black who tore the ligaments in his ankle after "launching off of six stairs on his skateboard."

The band will head to Japan after their Europe dates and then return to the US for a run with GangGreen, Lost City Angels & Darkbuster.

August 19, 2005GermanyHighfield FestivalThe Explosion
August 20, 2005BelgiumPukkelpopThe Explosion
August 21, 2005HollandLowlandsThe Explosion
August 22, 2005Coesfeld, GermanyFabrikThe Explosion
August 23, 2005Koln, GermanyLive Music HillThe Explosion
August 24, 2005Paris, FranceLa MaroquinerieThe Explosion
August 25, 2005Northampton UKRoadmenderThe Explosion
August 26, 2005UKReading FestivalThe Explosion
August 27, 2005UKLeeds FestivalThe Explosion
October 3, 2005Osaka, JapanMother Hall 
October 4, 2005Nagoya, JapanDiamond Hall 
October 5, 2005Tokyo, JapanOn-Air East 
October 6, 2005Tokyo, JapanOn-Air East 
October 10, 2005Tempe, AZMarqueeGangGreen, Lost City Angels & Darkbuster
October 11, 2005San Diego, CASomaGangGreen, Lost City Angels & Darkbuster
October 12, 2005Los Angeles, CAHouse of BluesGangGreen, Lost City Angels & Darkbuster
October 13, 2005Los Angeles, CAHouse of BLuesGangGreen, Lost City Angels & Darkbuster
October 17, 2005Portland, ORRoseland TheaterGangGreen, Lost City Angels & Darkbuster
October 18, 2005Seattle, WAShowboxGangGreen, Lost City Angels & Darkbuster
October 23, 2005Minneapolis, MNFirst AvenueGangGreen, Lost City Angels & Darkbuster
October 24, 2005Milwaukee, WIThe RaveGangGreen, Lost City Angels & Darkbuster
October 25, 2005Columbus, OHNewport Music HallGangGreen, Lost City Angels & Darkbuster