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Dropkick Murphys play surprise show at Logan

Before shipping up to Dublin Monday night to begin their latest tour, the Dropkick Murphys put on a show for unsuspecting passengers who were waiting to board a plane at the airport.

“We decided to play a special show that’s not on our tour schedule — Gate E4 at Logan International Airport,” the band said in a tweet Monday night.

Passengers standing by captured the last-minute concert on video and posted the performance to YouTube and Instagram.

Sue Blaue, who posted several videos of the set, was blown away by the experience.

“It was awesome! It was so personal and just an unreal experience,” she said.


Blaue was traveling to Ireland to see the band play in Dublin. “What an experience! It’s amazing,” she said Tuesday in a Facebook message from Ireland.

The surprise set marked the start of the hometown group’s “Celtic Punk Invasion Tour,” which begins in Ireland before making stops in England and then returning to the US.

The band is slated to return to their stamping grounds this summer, after a few pit stops in New Jersey, to play a show at Fenway Park in July.

During the Logan show, in true Dropkick Murphys fashion, the band changed the lyrics to their popular anthem “Shipping up to Boston” to “Shipping up to Dublin.”

The Dropkick Murphys just wrapped up a series of shows in Boston, at the House of Blues, leading up to the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

Watch video of the performance below:

Steve Annear can be reached at steve.annear@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @steveannear.