FLOGGING MOLLY RELEASE NEW SONG:
“THESE TIMES HAVE GOT ME DRINKING”
NEW TRACK ARRIVES VIA RISE RECORDS, U.S. TOUR ANNOUNCED
The Interrupters & Flogging Molly Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour; Tiger Army & The Skints Open
Legendary Celtic punk band Flogging Molly return with the new single “These Times Have Got Me Drinking” as the band kicks off their U.S. tour.
“It’s a perfect song for right now,” said singer/guitar player Dave King. “I think it summarizes everything our band is about – which is celebration with our loved ones in trying times. It’s about joy amidst, and in spite of, stuff trying to grind us down.”
Flogging Molly eagerly-awaited return of the group’s venerated annual St. Patrick’s Day festival happening next Thursday at the Hollywood Palladium. Having livestreamed the 2021 event, the band mix the best of both worlds for 2022, with the concert being broadcast worldwide via a simultaneous livestream (tickets: HERE). Flogging Molly set sail on March 28, helming the sold-out Salty Dog Cruise, which also includes performances from the Descendents, Frank Turner, Agent Orange and more.
Flogging Molly and The Interrupters have announced a Summer co-headlining tour, kicking off on June 7 in Indianapolis, with Tiger Army and The Skints supporting on all dates.
Dave King, Flogging Molly singer/guitar player, says of the tour: “We’re excited to share the news of our upcoming tour with the one and only, The Interrupters. We’re really looking forward to seeing everyone, and having a great time together. Let’s have some fun in the sun!” While The Interrupters rejoice the return of live music, “We are stoked to announce our Summer Tour with the legendary Flogging Molly, Tiger Army and The Skints! We can’t wait to sing together, dance together and celebrate live music with everyone! See you all very soon!”
Despite COVID touring setbacks throughout 2020 and the first half of 2021, The Interrupters kept fans engaged with a live album release and an inspired cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” which went on to be featured in season 2 of the Netflix Original series The Umbrella Academy. As touring resumed in late 2021, the group embarked on one of the year’s largest rock n’ roll tours supporting Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy on the Hella Mega Tour.
Flogging Molly, who recently released their soon-to-be-classic single “These Times Have Got Me Drinking” via Rise Records, celebrate the return of their free, outdoor annual St. Patrick’s Day festival this Thursday at the Hollywood Palladium. Having livestreamed the 2021 event, the band mix the best of both worlds for 2022, with the concert being broadcast worldwide via a simultaneous livestream (tickets: HERE). Flogging Molly set sail on March 28, helming the sold-out Salty Dog Cruise, which also includes performances from the Descendents, Frank Turner, Agent Orange and more.
Tour dates are as follows:
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
Flogging Molly; photo credit: Katie Hovland
About Flogging Molly:
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), and Mike Alonso (drums, percussion). Starting out as the house band for Molly Malone’s in Los Angeles and building a loyal following through endless touring, Flogging Molly has become a staple in the punk scene over the past 20 years, kicking off with its raucous debut showcase, Swagger, and continuing through their five additional studio albums. With numerous late-night television appearances under their belt, a sold out Salty Dog Cruise through the Caribbean, and a yearly St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Los Angeles, the band is currently working on their Rise Records’ debut. Flogging Molly recently reissued Swagger with exclusive tracks, an Irish traditional set, a 60-minute video feature, and exclusive merch in a collectible box set.
The Interrupters; photo credit: Jimmy Fontaine
About The Interrupters:
Formed in 2011, The Interrupters came together when the Bivona brothers—guitarist Kevin Bivona, bassist Justin Bivona, drummer Jesse Bivona—found themselves on various bills with Aimee in 2009. Upon bonding over musical tastes, the four formed The Interrupters and delivered their self-titled debut in 2014. The Interrupters have shared stages with bands such as Rancid, blink-182, Green Day, Bad Religion, and many other stalwarts of the punk scene solidifying the band’s status as a dynamic force on the stage. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their fourth full-length with Hellcat/Epitaph Records.
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