Flogging Molly Tour Dates
For more nearly two decades, seven piece Irish punk rock band has been rocking crowds
all over the world, bringing the excitement of punk rock revved Celtic music to generations of music lovers. While the band
has been pegged as Celtic punk and been compared to other acts like the Pogues and Dropkick Murphys they do not like to be
confined to a specific genre or label and often try to combine other elements of music into their one of a kind sound. Their
high energy shows make them a can't miss live act and one that no music lover of any stripes will want to miss.
Molly's 2014 U.S. tour will kick off on February 15th at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia. Three nights in Florida follow
that will see the band playing at Ritsz Ybor City in Tampa, the House of Blues in Orlando, and Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale.
The band then will travel up the East Coast to finish out February with shows at House of Blues Boston on the 26th, Roseland
Ballroom in New York on the 27th, and the Filmore in Silver Springs, Maryland on the 28th.
March will begin with a show
in Pittsburgh at Stage AE on the 1st as the band begins to head west. They will have stops in Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis,
St. Louis, Kansas City, and Oakland before a March 15th show at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Shows in Houston, Austin, and
Dallas follow before Flogging Molly close out their tour at House of Blues in New Orleans on March 23rd.
In 1996 Dublin-born singer Dave King got together with some friends in Los Angeles who began playing punked
up songs set to the bar room poetry of King. The band began playing around Los Angeles and eventually got a residency at Molly
Malone's, an Irish pub in Los Angeles where they would play every Monday. At this point they were playing a mix of their own
songs and traditional Celtic songs, all sped up giving their signature sound its Irish punk flavor. Since they played the
bar every Monday night they began to feel like they were "flogging it" and decided to call themselves Flogging Molly. In 1997
they self-released a debut live album, Alive Behind the Green Door, and soon after they signed to Side One Dummy Records when
owners of the label attended a concert and were floored by Flogging Molly's intensity. They released their debut album, Swagger
in 2000, and followed with four more albums: Drunken Lullabies, Within a Mile of Home, Float, and 2011's Speed of Darkness.
The band continues to tour relentlessly and record new albums to this day.
In 2008 Flogging
Molly released their fourth album Float which proved to be a huge breakthrough for the band. Based on their already strong
following and some attention garnered from a four song EP released the previous year, Float debuted at number 4 on the Billboard
Top 200 chart. The album was important for the band as well as it was the first one of theirs that they recorded in Ireland.
Clearly something was working well for the band as they had two singles from the album chart, Requiem for a Dying Song and
Float which hit number 35 and 40 on the Billboard Modern Rock Charts, respectively. After the success of Float interest in
the band's back catalog swelled and Drunken Lullabies finally went gold.
You've heard about
Flogging Molly for years and have seen their videos and listened to their songs. Perhaps you have even seen concert footage
of them performing live, but now you get to experience that excitement in person. Finally, Flogging Molly emerges on stage
and waves to the crowd as the band approaches the mic. The opening chords of their first song ring out and Dave King begins
bouncing around and pumping his fist in the air. His enthusiasm is contagious and the entire concert hall is soon doing the
same thing. As the night goes on Flogging Molly tears through hits from albums like Swagger, Drunken Lullabies, Within a Mile
of Home, Float, and or Speed of Darkness. Flogging Molly are world renowned for their live shows and always have known how
to work a crowd, their ability to connect with an audience is unparalleled in rock music. Finally when the show is over you
will be fondly recalling the night for years and anxiously awaiting the next chance to see them in concert.
band takes strong influence from artists like the Pogues, the Dubliners, The Clash, and Johnny Cash. In fact, their third
album, Within a Mile of Home is dedicated to both Johnny Cash and The Clash. Band members Dave King and Bridget Regan got
married to one another while Flogging Molly was on tour in Tokyo, Japan.