Flogging Molly celebrates St. Patrick’s Day 2022 with fans worldwide. In partnership with Bushmills Irish Whiskey®, from the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, the beloved Celtic rock band returns with their venerated Los Angeles festival at the Hollywood Palladium and a simultaneous livestream available via Floggingmolly.veeps.com.
Accompanying the performance news is word of the band’s first song in five years, “These Times Have Got Me Drinking,” which arrives on March 10 via Rise Records (pre-save: https://riserecords.lnk.to/TTHGMD).
“It’s a perfect song for right now, I think it summarizes everything our band is about – which is celebration with our loves ones in trying times. It’s about joy amidst, and in spite of, stuff trying to grind us down,” said Dave King, adding about the upcoming performance: “Being able to announce a return to the Hollywood Palladium for St. Patrick’s Day is a happy thing indeed. We can’t wait to be back in Los Angeles where it all began.”
Flogging Molly’s annual St. Patrick’s Day festivals in Los Angeles were halted due to the pandemic, with the 2020 event cancelled and the 2021 festivities livestreamed from Ireland. For 2022, the Los Angeles-by-way-of-Dublin based band have found a way to meld the best of both worlds. The free festival (RSVP via Floggingmolly.com) and the evening performance will both be broadcast via Floggingmolly.veeps.com. Online attendees will have a selection of exclusive merch items available to them.
Photo credit: Katie Hovland
The outdoor festival will take place on the Hollywood Palladium grounds. As a presenting sponsor, there will be Bushmills activations throughout, including photo opportunities and complimentary swag. Additional activity includes Irish dancing from Power Academy of Irish Dance, games, food trucks, and performances from The Briggs, Hoist The Colors, Matt & Dennis acoustic, and Nathen DJ set. The evening concert includes openers Russkaja and Vandoliers.
The band recently announced two weeks of performances in the U.S., followed by the sold-out Salty Dog Cruise. Sailing from Miami on March 28, the four-day cruise also includes performances from the Descendents, The Distillers, Frank Turner, Agent Orange and more.
Flogging Molly Is currently working on the Rise Records follow-up to their 2017 album, Life is Good.
March 8 Knoxville, TN The Mill & Mine
March 9 Huntsville, AL Mars Music Hall
March 11 Kansas City, MO The Truman
March 12 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
March 13 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
March 15 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
March 17 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
March 18 Funner, CA Harrah’s Resort SoCal – The Events Center
March 19 Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Event Center
March 20 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort
March 22 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
March 23 Monterey, CA Golden State Theatre
March 25 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
March 26 Ventura, CA Ventura Music Hall
March 28 – April 1 Flogging Molly’s Salty Dog Cruise SOLD OUT
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
About Flogging Molly:
Flogging Molly is comprised of 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 the Rise Records follow-up to its latest LP, Life Is Good. The band recently reissued Swagger with exclusive tracks, an Irish traditional set, a 60-minute video feature, and exclusive merch in a collectible box set.
About Bushmills Irish Whiskey®:
Bushmills® Irish Whiskey is crafted with care and passion at the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, The Old Bushmills Distillery. Bushmills has more than 400 years of whiskey-making heritage, passed down through generations. The brand’s award-winning triple distilled single malt whiskeys are renowned for their signature smooth taste and famous house style: Bushmills® Original, Bushmills® Red Bush®, Bushmills® Black Bush®, Bushmills® 10 Year Old Single Malt, Bushmills® 16 Year Old Single Malt and Bushmills® 21 Year Old Single Malt. Learn more at www.bushmills.com. Trademarks owned by The “Old Bushmills” Distillery Company Limited. ©2022 Proximo, Jersey City, NJ. Please drink responsibly.
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