Flogging Molly to perform at Revolution Live

Photo by Bertrand, via Wikimedia Commons

Claudio Zelaya/Contributing Writer

Flogging Molly visits Revolution Live on February 19, while on their North American headlining tour, The Green 17 tour, with special guests, The Drowning Men. Flogging Molly is a punk-rock band based in Los Angeles, California and has been together since 1997. Their brand of punk-rock is heavily influenced by Celtic instruments such as the violin, mandolin, and the accordion. Mixing in the sound of the rock N’ roll we all know, with the traditional style of Dave King’s homeland, Ireland; this is a testament to their infectious originality. They pay homage to their culture with songs like “Black Friday Rule” and “Factory Girls.”

The band includes Dave King on vocals, Bridget Regan on the fiddle and tin whistle, Dennis Casey on guitar, Matt Hensley on the accordion, Nathan Maxwell on bass, Bob Schmidt on the mandolin and banjo, and George Schmidt on drums. Flogging Molly isn’t a victim to the over commercialized practices that plague the music industry and have put their music before marketability. Their main objective is clear: play an exceptional live set the audience will love so much it hurts. Expect a fast paced show that will leave you wanting more once it’s done.

Flogging Molly is on tour to support their album, Speed of Darkness, released in 2011. This LP includes hits such as the title track, “Speed of Darkness”, “Don’t Shut ‘Em Down”, and the track that is definitely relevant in this period of economic turmoil, “Revolution.”  Don’t worry about learning all the new tracks, even though you should, because Flogging Molly will still pay tribute to old hits from their four previous albums.  On the day of the show, tickets will be $30 at the box office, but why wait until the last minute? Save those extra 30 cents and buy a ticket in advance for $29.50! Doors open at 6:30 p.m so be there early to get close enough that sweat will douse your head during the set! It’s not St. Patrick’s Day, but why not wear green to support Flogging Molly’s heritage, as they trade stories with you on stage as they would at a pub in Dublin, Ireland.

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