A Flogging Molly concert has enough energy and high-spirited music to bring any house down. The Celtic punk band will have you dancing, singing-a-long, and even waving your fists.
Leading the band is singer Dave King. The veteran is one of the unsung heroes of rock and roll.
King’s dynamic stage presence is worth the price of a Flogging Molly ticket alone. Besides killing it vocally, King will tell jokes, spin stories, and overall connect the audience to the music. When the band really gets going, King will dance an Irish jig.
King leads a group of amazing musicians. Their setlists include a slew of well-crafted anthems, sing-a-longs, and, for lack of a better term, ballads.
Flogging Molly’s best known songs as “Salty Dog,” “Requiem for a Dying Song,” “Float,” and “Don't Shut 'Em Down.”
Should I See Flogging Molly In The Rain?
Most outdoor shows are held rain or shine. Regardless of who you’re seeing outdoors, you’re going to want clear skies, but if you’re attending a Flogging Molly tour stop you really want dry conditions.
In the summer of 2015, rain put a damper on several Flogging Molly shows and the band’s reaction to the wet stuff was irksome to more than a few ticket holders.
It’s not that Flogging Molly played poorly when it rained. The complaints weren’t about quality, they were about timing.
Therefore, the thing to keep in mind if precipitation is in the forecast is to arrive early. By early, we don’t mean a half hour after the scheduled show time, we mean at least an hour before the time on your ticket.
We mention this because in those dampen concerts, Flogging Molly performed early or right on time.
Who’s In Flogging Molly?
Besides King, Flogging Molly consists of fiddle player Bridget Regan, bassist Nathen Maxwell, guitarist Dennis Casey, accordion player Matt Hensley, drummer Mike Alonso, and mandolin player Bob Schmidt.
King hails from Dublin. Before forming Flogging Molly in 1997, King fronted the heavy metal band Fastway and the hard rock group Katmandu.
Where Are Flogging Molly From?
Knowing King is from Dublin, and that Flogging Molly plays Celtic punk, you might assume the band is from Ireland. When you learn they’re not from Ireland, then you might guess they formed in Boston or New York.
The band actually originated in Los Angeles. Their name comes from the bar they played at during their early years, Molly Malone's.
They played at Molly Malone’s so much that the band felt like they were “flogging” the establishment (thus their name “Flogging Molly”).
They released their first album, Swagger, in 2000.