103.3 The Edge Presents:
Flogging Molly --Life is Good Tour
Anti-Flag, Jon Snodgrass
1711 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY, 14305
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Founded in Los Angeles in 1997, Flogging Molly has always defied categorization. The infectious originality of their songs is a badge of honor and key to the band's creativity, their urgency. They infuse punk rock with Celtic instruments—violin, mandolin and the accordion—and they merge blues progressions with grinding guitars and traditional Irish music. "We're not a traditional band," explains Dublin-born frontman Dave King. "We are influenced by traditional music and inspired by it, but without question we put our own twist on it." Theirs is music of exile, rebellion, struggle and history. The band's only criteria for its music are simple and bone-deep: that it matter.
The social and political awareness that drives Flogging Molly’s music is never more prominent than in their upcoming new album LIFE IS GOOD out on June 2nd (Vanguard Records). Their sixth studio album, LIFE IS GOOD is the band’s strongest release to date highlighting their finesse to tell meticulously crafted ‘stories’ with fierce and bravado arrangements.
LIFE IS GOOD is the follow up release to 2011’s Speed of Darkness which landed at #9 on Billboard’s Top 200. In 2002, Drunken Lullabies was released and certified Gold. Float, released in 2008, was a deeply stirring and personal album recorded in King's native Ireland. Through all of this, Flogging Molly—first, last, and always is a live band— playing raucous and adrenaline-fueled shows in bars, pubs, and major rock festivals in North America, Europe, and Japan. "In Ireland," King says, "you go to the pub to have a conversation. That's what we do every night on stage, go to the pub and trade stories." In 2010, to showcase their unparalleled and limitless energy on stage, the band released Flogging Molly: Live at the Greek Theatre, a three disc set chronicling their legendary sold out shows at one of LA's most famous music venues.
Flogging Molly has always put their fans before commercial success, and they've always put their music before marketability. The rewards of such independence and integrity are undeniable. You feel it from the first note to the last, the pathos and the passion, the sweeping and rollicking electricity of inspiration.
Dave King: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bodhran
Bridget Regan: Violin, Tin Whistle, Classical Guitar, Uilleann Pipes, Vocals
Dennis Casey: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Matt Hensley: Accordion, Concertina, Piano, Vocals
Nathen Maxwell: Bass Guitar, Vocals
Bob Schmidt: Mandolin, Mandola, Tenor Banjo, Five String Banjo, Vocals
Mike Alonso: Drums
Politically charged punk rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania fronted by guitarist / vocalist Justin Sane. Formed in 1988, the band did not release their first official full length "Die For Your Government" until early 1997. Since then the band has released a steady stream of releases on a number of different labels.
"Anti-Flag does not mean Anti-American. Anti-Flag means anti-war. Anti-Flag means unity."
$37.00 in advance, $43.00 Day of Show (if available)
All Ages Event. Anyone under 16 must be with an adult 18+
Special offer! A digital download of Flogging Molly’s new album, Life Is Good, is included with every ticket you order for this show. You will receive an email with instructions on how to receive your download following your ticket purchase.