Flogging Molly’s new, three-song, ‘Til The Anarchy’s Restored EP (Rise Records), featuring the previously unreleased title track and one-take performances of the band’s classic songs: “Drunken Lullabies” and “What’s Left of the Flag,” is available today via Rise Records.
“In a world that seems more divided than ever, this song feels more like a letter reaching out to a neighbor or a friend, and renewing relationships that might seem lost or gone,” said Dave King about the title track. “Maybe it’s time to say hello again.”
A video for “’Drunken Lullabies (Live From Electrical Audio)” (https://youtu.be/MdUNYJJfr-I), featuring footage from the band’s Summer shows in Manchester and Dublin, captures the rollicking atmosphere surrounding Flogging Molly’s live performances. The dates were part of the initial wave of shows surrounding the release of their seventh studio album, Anthem. A collection that saw the band reunite with Steve Albini (he worked with Flogging Molly on their first two albums: Swagger and Drunken Lullabies). Currently back on the road, recent performances have seen the Celtic punk band playing historic locations including Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater, and the band’s forthcoming, annual St. Patrick’s Day outing at the Hollywood Palladium. They play this evening at the Voodoo Lounge (Harrah’s) in Kansas City.
Flogging Molly also recently announced a late Spring European trek, with several festival performances amidst the month-long tour, including outings at Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, Hellfest, and both Slam Dunk Festivals.
With five years between albums, expectations for Anthem were high, with the band delivering a quintessentially rollicking, and heartfelt, collection. Brooklyn Vegan said Anthem is “a ripper,” New Noise said Anthem “easily satisfies expectations the Celtic-inspired punks have built over a decades-long career,” and American Songwriter triumphantly declared, “Flogging Molly is back.” The band released four videos in support of Anthem, including the timely track and clip for “A Song of Liberty,” penned by King as a recounting of a dark period in Irish history but made all the more relevant with events in Ukraine. The Mad Twins, Ukrainian animators/filmmakers, created the stirring video (https://youtu.be/ccGKjOQsEp0).
Flogging Molly tour dates:
March 10 Kansas City, MO Harrah’s Kansas City – Voodoo Lounge
March 11 Omaha, NE The Admiral
March 12 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
March 14 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
March 16 Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Chelsea Theatre
March 17 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
March 18 Riverside, CA Riverside Municipal Auditorium
March 19 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort
May 24 Glasgow, UK SWG3
May 26 Walton On Trent, UK Bearded Theory Festival
May 27 Hatfield, UK Slam Dunk Festival – South
May 28 Leeds, UK Slam Dunk Festival – North
May 31 Luxembourg, LU Den Atelier
June 2 Nürburg, DE Rock Am Ring
June 3 Linz, AT Sbäm Fest
June 4 Nürnberg, DE Rock Im Park
June 6 Lörrach, DE Burghof Lörrach GmbH
June 7 Crans-Près-Céligny, CH Caribana Festival
June 9 Zagreb, HR Tvornica Kulture
June 11 Novi Beograd, RS Institut Za Ispitivanje Materijala
June 12 Bucuresti, RO Quantic Club
June 16 Clisson, FR Hellfest
June 18 Strasbourg, FR Artefact La Laiterie
June 19 Magdeburg, DE Factory Event Center Dominion Club GbR
June 20 Rostock, DE M.A.U. Club/Zabrik E.V.
June 24 Ysselsteyn, NL Jer On Air Festival
June 25 Antwerp, BE Rivierenjof
June 26 Brussels, BE Ancienne Belgique
August 25 Palmer, AK Alaska State Fair
November 8 – 13 Miami, FL Salty Dog Cruise
Anti-Flag and Skinny Lister open on U.S. dates through March 19.
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-plus years, kicking off with their riotous debut album, Swagger, and continuing through their six additional studio albums. With numerous late-night television appearances under their belt, an annual, sold out Salty Dog Cruise through the Caribbean, and a yearly St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Los Angeles, the band’s most recent release is Anthem, which arrived in September 2022 via Rise Records.