Flogging Molly Release “This Road of Mine”




PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW: https://riserecords.lnk.to/FMAnthem



July 27, 2022, LOS ANGELES –Flogging Molly, who recently announced the impending release of their first new album in five years, Anthem (Sept. 9, Rise Records), have previewed a new track from the 11-song collection, releasing “This Road of Mine” (https://youtu.be/vqWWq2j-qoo) this morning.


A nod to the band’s, and particularly singer/guitar player Dave King’s, unique history, “This Road of Mine” is, as King says, about taking your own path: “we’ve always done things the way we want to do it.” Plucked from obscurity, and the hopelessness of Dublin’s Tenement Row, King was hand-picked by Motörhead’s “Fast” Eddie Clarke in 1983 for Clarke’s new band, Fastway. King has often shared the ups and downs he experienced in the years that followed. With Fastway imploding in the wake of grunge, King was free to create his own vision, but along the way he spent days scrubbing toilets and painting houses as he performed nearly nightly at the Los Angeles club, and Flogging Molly’s namesake, Molly Malone’s. Now, 25 years later, the band’s unique concoction of traditional Irish music and modern punk rock, has seen them perform with The Rolling Stones, featured on several stints of the Warped Tour, birth the annual, and always sold out, Salty Dog Cruise, and host their yearly, Los Angeles-based St. Patrick’s Day Festival.


King further explains the sentiment behind “This Road of Mine”: “At the time I was writing these lyrics I was wondering if we were going to be able to continue to tour and make music again. Whether you’re a plumber or a carpenter or a musician, we all had the rug pulled out from underneath us and there are certainly elements of that on the album. I’m not one to shy away from a situation in the sense of writing about it; I think that’s what songwriters should do, they should reflect the times.”


The album reunites Flogging Molly with Steve Albini, who also worked with the septet on their beloved early aughts albums Swagger and Drunken Lullabies. “This Road of Mine” is the third preview from Anthem, with the band previously releasing “The Croppy Boy ’98,” and its accompanying live video (https://youtu.be/j3WBSfXOHQo) and the instant classic, “These Times Have Got Me Drinking/Tripping Up The Stairs” (https://riserecords.lnk.to/TTHGMD)


Flogging Molly and The Interrupters resume their U.S. co-headlining trek on Sept. 9, with the bands joined by openers Tiger Army and The Skints. Tickets are available via Floggingmolly.com.

Anthem track list:


1.   These Times Have Got Me Drinking

2.   A Song of Liberty

3.   Life Begins And Ends (But Never Fails)

4.   No Last Goodbyes

5.   The Croppy Boy ’98

6.   This Road Of Mine

7.   (Try) Keep The Man Down

8.   Now Is The Time

9.   Lead The Way

10. These Are The Days

11. The Parting Wave


Album pre-orders, which include a galaxy green vinyl offering, are available now via https://riserecords.lnk.to/FMAnthem.


Tour dates


U.S. co-headlining tour with The Interrupters:


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

September 23  Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

September 24  Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre

September 25  Las Vegas, NV Beach Stage at Mandalay Bay Resort


European tour:


July 27 Munich, Germany Tonhalle

July 29 Gijon, Spain Tsunami Festival

July 30 Barcelona, Spain Barna’n’Roll Festival

July 31 Cap Decouverte, France Xtreme Festival 2022

August 2 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex 457

August 3 Tilburg, 013

August 5 Berlin, Germany Open Airs 2022

August 6 Berlin, Germany Open Airs 2022

August 8 Lokeren, Belgium Lokerse Feesten

August 10 Tolmin, Slovenia Punk Rock Holiday

August 11 Rimini, Italy Bayfest Festival

August 12 Rothenburg, Germany Taubertal Festival

August 13 Puttlingen, Germany Rocco del Schlacko

August 14 Eschwege, Germany Open Flair Festival

August 16 Manchester, England O2 Ritz Manchester

August 17 Birmingham, England O2 Institute Birmingham

August 18 London, England O2 Forum Kentish Town

August 19 Tiverton, England Beautiful Days Festival

August 20 Dublin, Ireland Vicar Street

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-plus years, kicking off with its riotous debut, 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 releases their seventh full-length album, Anthem, on Sept. 9 via Rise Records.


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