As I'm sure you probably noticed, St. Patrick's Day was on Sunday March 17. This is a huge Irish holiday and also a big day for the Irish rock band, the Dropkick Murphys. Well it wasn't all fun and games during the punk rock band's St. Patrick's Day concert at New York City's Terminal 5 in Midtown Manhattan. The lead singer of the group, Ken Casey, actually punched and attacked a skinhead who gave a "seig heil" (Nazi salute) motion on stage.
The Boston band is known for having rowdy shows, but this takes it to a whole new level. According to Rocks Off, the band invited their female fans on stage to enjoy their song "Kiss Me I'm Shitfaced." This was followed by the song "Skinhead on the MBTA" and then a cover song of ACDC's classic "TNT." During these songs more and more fans started getting on stage, including male fans.
During the performance of "TNT" a skinhead on stage reportedly started doing the Nazi salute on stage. Once Casey noticed this he walked towards the fan and punched him right in the face. Casey then took off his bass guitar and continued the fight. After the fan was removed from the show, Casey declared to the crow, "Nazis are not f***ing welcome at a Dropkick Murphys show."
The Dropkick Murphys are about to embark on a nationwide tour starting on March 30 at the Byron Bay Bluesfest and concluding in late June. The Celtic rock band will be performing at Coachella and NY's Paramount Theatre along the way.
The band just released their latest album "Signed and Sealed in Blood" on January 8. The bands eighth studio album made its debut at number eight on Billboard's charts.
You can watch video of the altercation below. What do you think? Did Casey handle the situation well?