Celtic Punks THE RUMJACKS Release New Single + Music Video “Bounding Main”

Celtic Punks THE RUMJACKS Release New Single “Bounding Main”; Video Directed By Vocalist Mike Rivkees

‘BRASS FOR GOLD’ EP, Out February 11, 2022

Band Touring the US with Dropkick Murphys and The Bombpops in Feb/March 2022. Tickets On Sale Now

New U.S Headline Dates Announced May 1-May 28

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Celtic punks The Rumjacks have dropped a new single titled “Bounding Main” off their forthcoming ‘Brass For Gold’ EP out Feb. 11.

Stream a music video for the track here: https://youtu.be/Ci5Na-J7Ddo.

Video directed by vocalist Mike Rivkees

Stream “Bounding Main” on DSPs here: https://snd.click/BoundingMain

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The band has also announced new U.S. headline tour dates which kick off in May. The shows will be preceded by a stint as one of two support acts on Dropkick Murphys’ 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Tour of the U.S. That trek kicks off on February 21 and runs through March 20th. Tickets for these shows are on sale now at www.DropkickMurphys.com.

The follow-up to their critically acclaimed and commercially successful 2021 fifth studio album ‘Hestia’ (which introduced new singer/songwriter Mike Rivkees on lead vocals and rejuvenated the band’s collaborative spirit, and marked an explosive new era of energy and creative release), the upcoming ‘Brass for Gold’ EP finds The Rumjacks capitalizing off their new sense of artistry.

“After the amazing response we had from Hestia’s release, we knew we had to back it up, do it justice and show we aren’t messing around with any of this,” says bassist Johnny McKelvey.

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Dropkick Murphys

St. Patrick’s Day Tour 2022

With Special Guests The Bombpops & The Rumjacks

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Feb. 21 – Reading, Pa. @ Santander Arena

Feb. 22 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Main Street Armory

Feb. 24 – Cleveland, Ohio @ TempleLive Cleveland

Feb. 25 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore

Feb. 26 – Chicago, Ill. @ Radius

Feb. 27 – Madison, Wis. @ The Sylvee

March 1 – Austin, Texas @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

March 2 – Houston, Texas @ Bayou Music Center (On sale TBD)

March 3 – New Orleans, La. @ Civic Theatre

March 4 – Chattanooga, Tenn. @ The Signal

March 6 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla. @ House of Blues

March 7 – St. Petersburg, Fla. @ Jannus Live

March 8 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla. @ Revolution

March 10 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel

March 11 – Wilmington, N.C. @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

March 12 – Washington, D.C. @ Shamrockfest at RFK Festival Grounds

March 14 – Albany, N.Y. @ Albany Capitol Center

March 15 – Portland, Maine @ State Theatre

March 17 – Boston, Mass. @ House Of Blues

March 18 – Boston, Mass. @ House Of Blues

March 19 – Boston, Mass. @ House Of Blues

March 20 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner

The Bombpops on all shows except March 12 and 20.

The Rumjacks on all shows except March 12.

Jim Lindberg and The Rumjacks open March 20.

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New Dates (* with Flatfoot 56)

May 1 Brooklyn, NY @ The Brooklyn

May 2 Teaneck, NJ @ Debonair Music Hall

May 3 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

May 5 Harrisburg, PA @ Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center

May 6 Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street

May 7 Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe

May 8 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s (Moonrunner Festival)

May 10 Lexington, KY @ The Burl

May 11 Indianapolis, IN @ HI-FI

May 15 Newport, KY @ Southgate House

May 17 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme *

May 18 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe *

May 19 Milwaukee, WI @ Shanks Hall *

May 20 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *

May 21 Lincoln, NE @ 1867 Bar

May 23 Tulsa, OK @ The Whittier

May 24 Wichita, KS @ Barleycorns *

May 26 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre *

May 27 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre *

May 28 Greeley, CO @ Moxi Theatre *

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The ‘Brass For Gold’ EP is a clear representation of a band finding a new voice and making sure that voice is heard as loud as possible. Grounded by the eclectic Celtic punk sound that The Rumjacks have become synonymous with, ‘Brass for Gold’ sees the band dig deeper into their ska and hard rock influences, all the while holding onto the defiant energy that ignites their sound.

While ‘Hestia’ had the band conquering a global pandemic in order to record, ‘Brass for Gold’ saw the boys united in person for the first time. Producing a sound that is seamless and cohesive.

“Brass for Gold is as much as an EP can possibly offer and still be called an EP. In true Rumjacker fashion, these songs represent a variety of different stories. The topics range from lovesick nostalgia, to misfortunate war heroes, and a few lighthearted drinking songs for good measure,” Rivkees says.

“While some EP’s tend to be quite experimental, Brass for Gold represents a solid continuation of the newly reformed Rumjacks. Once again stating (almost literally in some of the lyrics) we are passionate and dedicated songwriters.”

From the raucous comradery of first single ‘One For The Road’ to the crashing crescendo of ‘Blinding Flashes’ to the confident sentimentality of ‘Falling Back’, the cumulative energy of ‘Brass For Gold’ sees the band communicate one thing loud and clear.

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TRACKLIST:

01 Bounding Main

02 Bloodsoaked in Chorus

03 One for the Road

04 Kicking Soles

05 On A Somber Saturday

06 Across The Water

07 Blinding Flashes

08 Falling Back

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“(“One For The Road”) Another cracker of a track full of Irish charm with a huge singalong chorus. Full of all the party atmosphere and punk stomping best that they brought with the album. This is a band riding high and writing some of the best material of their career.”- Backseat Mafia

“Hestia is a stampeding, emotive, anthemic beauty of an album. It’s the complete package — and even the Dropkick Murphys cannot claim to have made an album this good in several long years” (4/5)- KERRANG!

“rebelliously dark and gritty… some of the most memorable and rioting choruses we’ve heard in forever”- DEAD PRESS

“Hestia is one of the best, if not the best Celtic punk album released within the past five years. Takes us back to the glory days of the genre with compelling storytelling and a mix of pub-style sing-along choruses. It’s a true masterpiece.”- FolkNRock

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