Take a moment tip your hat (or, rather, open your wallets) to the Dropkick Murphys (a.k.a., the band with that one song from The Departed)—the Boston-based Celtic punk band has created and released a new T-shirt in the wake of the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, with the profits going to those affected by the attack.
And they raised $65,000 in the first 15 hours of sales.
That’s a pretty great total for such a small amount of time. Rolling Stone notes the t-shirt is priced from $24.99 to $26.00 (price is based on side). The graphic on the tee features the Boston skyline, emblazoned with the phrase, “For Boston.” Across the back of the shirt reads “Thank you, to all who purchased this shirt. All proceeds go to the victims and families of the Boston Marathon bombings. Love, Dropkick Murphys.”
So for, the shirts have gone as far as to buyers in Ireland, Australia, Europe, and the United Kingdom.
The Dropkick Murphys are known for their political activism—the band has formed strong ties to union efforts and the AFL-CIO, campaigned against George W. Bush in 2004, and have released songs in support of workers’ rights.
What do you think of the t-shirt?
Source: Rolling Stone