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mumford-and-sonsPORTLAND — The Dropkick Murphys, one of the nation’s top punk rock bands, announced this week they will join Mumford & Sons during the highly anticipated concert festival on the Eastern Promenade on Aug. 4. The Massachusetts natives — perhaps best known for the punk rendition of “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” used heavily in the Oscar-winning 2006 movie “The Departed” and in Boston sports arenas — represent a surprise second headline-worthy act in the festival. “We hung out with our buddies Mumford & Sons a few weeks ago at a festival in Europe, and they called [Tuesday] to invite us to play their Gentlemen of the Road Festival up in Portland, Maine, on Saturday, Aug. 4,” Dropkick Murphys bassist and singer Ken Casey said in a post on the band’s website.  (read more at the Forecaster)


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