FLOGGING MOLLY GET BACK WITH SECOND SINGLE OFF UPCOMING ALBUM
Anthem, out September 9 via Rise Records, will be Flogging Molly’s first album in five years. 2017 saw the Celtic punk band release Life Is Good, followed by a few singles the next year; but since the pandemic the band has been fairly silent. However, with a couple releases off their anticipated album Anthem, Flogging Molly is back––and they’re stoked about it (pre-order Anthem here).
September may feel a ways away, but Flogging Molly recently shared a live performance video of “The Croppy Boy ‘98” (single from Anthem) to keep avid fans at bay. Buy or stream their newest track here. Flogging Molly’s performance is characteristically raucous and teeming with energy, proof that these Celts’ flames haven’t flickered out. Bridging the musical gap between Dublin and Los Angeles, Flogging Molly has always been a unique gift to the ears of the contemporary scene.
“With this record we went back to the basics in a way that I don’t think we could have done if we hadn’t been playing together for over 20 years,” says singer and guitarist Dave King. “I think going back to Chicago and doing this record with Steve made the experience so fun and I really believe you can hear that on the record. For Flogging Molly, getting together and playing new songs is always the goal—and now we’re just getting excited to start playing these songs live and giving our fans a whole new era of Flogging Molly.”
“The Croppy Boy ‘98” is Flogging Molly’s second preview of their upcoming 11-track album Anthem. King describes the newest release as a “foot stomping, rollicked ode to traditional Irish music.” The single’s accompanying live performance video was aptly captured at the band’s St. Patrick’s Day performance and annual festival at the Hollywood Palladium. Flogging Molly also released the irreverent “These Times Have Got Me Drinking/Tripping Up The Stairs” ahead of their March 2022 tour and sold-out Salty Dog Cruise.
Flogging Molly is currently on tour with The Interrupters. The tour kicked off in the U.S. just recently at the beginning of June, so there’s still plenty of time to snag your tickets. Check out Flogging Molly’s tour dates below, and find more information about ticket sales and the Anthem release here.
U.S.: June 7 Indianapolis, IN TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park June 8 Cincinnati, OH The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park June 10 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre June 11 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy June 12 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre June 14 St. Louis, MO St. Louis Music Park June 15 Minneapolis, MN The Armory June 17 Chicago, IL Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom June 18 Detroit, MI Meadow Brook June 19 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion June 21 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater June 22 Washington, D.C The Anthem June 24 Philadelphia, PA Skyline Stage at the Mann June 25 Columbus, OH KEMBA Live! June 26 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE June 28 New Haven, CT Westville Music Bowl June 30 New York, NY Pier 17 July 1 Boston, MA Leader Bank Pavilion July 2 Lewiston, NY Artpark July 3 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage September 9 Denver, CO Mission Ballroom Outdoors September 10 Dillon, CO Dillon Amphitheater September 11 Salt Lake City, UT Complex Outdoors – The Lot September 13 Bonner, MT KettleHouse Amphitheater September 14 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater September 16 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater September 17 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater September 21 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Europe: July 18 Warsaw, Poland Klub Proxima July 19 Krakow, Poland Kwadarat July 23 Cuxhaven, Germany Deichbrand Festival July 25 Vienna, Austria Open Air Arena July 26 Vienna, Austria Open Air Arena July 27 Munich, Germany Tonhalle July 29 Gijon, Spain Tsunami Festival July 30 Barcelona, Spain Barna’n’Roll Festival August 2 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex 457 August 3 Tilburg, 013 August 11 to 14 Rimini, Italy Bayfest Festival August 12 Rothenburg, Germany Taubertal Festival August 16 Manchester, England O2 Ritz Manchester August 17 Birmingham, England O2 Institute Birmingham August 18 London, England O2 Forum Kentish Town August 20 Dublin, Ireland Vicar Street