It’s almost March which means St Patrick’s Day time. Flogging Molly premiered a live music video for their old song “Devil’s Dance Floor,” which was filmed at the Hollywood Palladium last St Patrick’s Day. The band is also currently running a video sharing contest on Facebook, which you can find details below or at Facebook. The band will also finally be releasing some new music, a single called “The Hand of John L. Sullivan” in March.
Everyone who shares the video from the band’s Facebook page will be entered to win two tickets to Flogging Molly’s 2016 St. Patrick’s Day show on Thursday, March 17th in Irvine, CA at Irvine Meadows Ampitheatre. The St. Patrick’s Day performance will uniquely include a fully-functioning pub on stage. The winner and their guest will be able to grab a drink on-stage while Flogging Molly is performing. One winner will be chosen on March 3, 2016 and announced March 4, 2016. Visit Flogging Molly’s Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/floggingmolly.
Founded in Los Angeles in 1997, Flogging Molly has always defied categorization. The infectious originality of their songs is a badge of honor and key to the band’s creativity, their urgency. The band, composed of Dave King, Dennis Casey, Matthew Hensley, Nathen Maxwell, Bridget Regan, Robert Schmidt, and Mike Alonso, infuses punk rock with Celtic instruments-violin, mandolin and the accordion-and they merge blues progressions with grinding guitars and traditional Irish music, the music of lead vocalist, King’s youth.
“We’re not a traditional band,” explains Dublin-born King. “We are influenced by traditional music and inspired by it, but without question we put our own twist on it.”
The band’s most recent album, Speed Of Darkness, is musically and lyrically their most mature and rousing release to date. Theirs is music of exile and rebellion, of struggle and history and protest. It’s music of a country torn down the middle, a deeply beautiful and wounded country that knows no quit, and Flogging Molly pays homage to that resolve in every note.
Flogging Molly’s fans have always appreciated the social and political awareness driving the music. Swagger, the band’s first album, transcended everyone’s expectations in 2000, and the track “The Worst Day Since Yesterday” was included in the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Drunken Lullabies was released in 2002 and certified Gold. In 2004, the band released Within a Mile of Home, and in 2008, Flogging Molly put out Float, a deeply stirring and personal album recorded in King’s native Ireland. No surprise that Float found the band’s widest audience yet. Through all of this, Flogging Molly-first, last, and always a live band-was touring, playing raucous and adrenaline-fueled shows in bars, pubs, and nearly every major rock festival in North America, Europe, and Japan. “In Ireland,” King says, “you go to the pub to have a conversation. That’s what we do every night on stage, go to the pub and trade stories.” In 2010, to showcase their unparalleled and limitless energy on stage, the band released Flogging Molly: Live at the Greek Theatre, a three disc set chronicling their legendary sold out shows at one of LA’s most famous music venues.
Flogging Molly will be releasing their new single, “The Hand of John L. Sullivan”, this March. For updates, visit the band’s website: http://www.floggingmolly.com/
Mar. 9 @ Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
Mar. 10 @ The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
Mar. 11 @ The NorVa – Norfolk, VA
Mar. 12 @ ShamrockFEST – Washington, DC
Mar. 14 @ Majestic Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA
Mar. 17 @ Irvine Meadows Ampitheatre – Irvine, CA
Mar. 18-21 @ Flogging Molly’s Salty Dog Cruise – Miami, FL
Apr. 28 @ Jannus Landing – St. Petersburg, FL
Apr. 29 @ House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
Apr. 30 @ SunFest – West Palm Beach, FL
May 21 @ Point Fest – Maryland Heights, MO
May 22 @ Gilloz Theatre – Springfield, MO
May 24 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
May 26 @ Stubb’s – Austin, TX
May 27 @ Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
May 28 @ House of Blues – Houston, TX
May 30 @ Punk Rock Bowling – Las Vegas, NV
Jun. 19 @ Rock the Ring Festival – Zurich, Switzerland
Jun. 20 @ Circolo Magnolia – Segrate Mi, Italy
Jun. 23 @ Tinderbox Festival – Odense, Denmark
Jun. 28 @ Sentrum Scene – Oslo, Norway
Jun. 30 @ Provinssi Festival – Seinäjoki, Finland
Jul. 2 @ Vainstream Rockfest – Münster, Germany
Jul. 5 @ Event Center – Hohenems, Austria
Jul. 6 @ Two Days A Week Festival – Wiesen, Austria
Jul. 8 @ ROCK IM RING – ARENA RITTEN (BZ) – Collalbo, Italy
Jul. 9 @ Bospop Festival – Weert, Netherlands