Flogging Molly Kick Off Summer Co-Headline Tour With Social Distortion This Week

Jason Bullinger for Alternative Revolt

Flogging Molly is a staple in the punk scene and touring in support of Life Is Good, their first new album in over six years. It’s filled with rousing songs that are timeless in their sentiment but directly related to today’s most pressing concerns: politics, the economy, unemployment, planned boomtowns gone bust, immigration policies gone awry, and much more. Life Is Good serves as a wake-up call to those who have simply stood by while far-reaching political decisions were made that had serious impact on them.

The band started out as the house band at Molly Malone’s and built a loyal following. They’ve built a massive fan base through endless touring and even have their very own boat cruise which has hosted everyone from Buzzcocks and Rancid to NOFX to The Offspring to Less Than Jake to The English Beat to The Bouncing Souls to Frank Turner to Gogol Bordello. This year marks the fifth year of their roaring Salty Dog Cruise that will take place from November 8-12 and feature Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Pennywise, Stiff Little Fingers, Hepcat, Face to Face, Street Dogs, The Bronx, Mariachi El Bronx and more.

Flogging Molly is Dave King (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bodhran), Bridget Regan (violin, tin whistle, vocals), Dennis Casey (guitar, vocals), Matt Hensley (accordion, concertina, vocals), Nathen Maxwell (bass guitar, vocals), Spencer Swain (mandolin, banjo, guitar, vocals), Mike Alonso (drums, percussion).

Flogging Molly will be making the following North American co-headline appearances with Social Distortion during August and September. Dates below.

August
13 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
14 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
16 – Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheatre
17 – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
18 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
21 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
23 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans
24 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
25 – New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17
27 – Buffalo, NY – Canalside
28 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Band Pavilion
30 – Westbrook, ME – Maine Savings Pavilion
31 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony

September
01 – Lancaster, PA – Freedom Hall
03 – Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
04 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion
06 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
07 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
08 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
10 – Des Moines, IA – Water Works Park
11 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs
13 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom (Sold Out)
14 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
17 – Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
18 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
20 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
21 – Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
22 – Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheatre
24 – Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park
26 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre, Berkeley
27 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
28 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
29 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheater