Flogging Molly Life Is Good Tour

Celtic punk rockers Flogging Molly revved up Revolution Live in South Florida on March 4, 2018.

The pre-St. Patricks’s Day concert was a festive experience featuring songs that went from wild to mild. Frontman Dave King strutted around the stage like a snarky lad. He sang, he played guitar and he regaled the crowd with humorous tales in an Irish brogue. There wasn’t a flashy stage show, but Flogging Molly didn’t need any pyro to ignite the fans. They let their music heat things up with fiery performances by seven talented musicians who played a variety of instruments.

Flogging Molly didn’t shy away from tackling songs that might offend sensibilities. Not surprising, since they feed off their Los Angeles grittiness, Irish influences and love of topical news. They are current, and always willing to write songs about the trials and tribulations of the world around us. And that’s what makes this band special.

Flogging Molly Band Members

Dave King: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Bridget Regan: Fiddle, Tin Whistle
Dennis Casey: Electric Guitar
Matt Hensley: Accordion
Nathen Maxwell: Bass
Bob Schmidt: Mandolin, Banjo
Mike Alonso: Drums

Many in the crowd were drunk, but not disorderly. Unless, of course, you count an insanely aggressive mosh pit that swelled up from the main floor and spilled over into fans near the bar. The ambiance was perfect and Flogging Molly delivered a night of great music fueled by politically charged lyrics. But the messages in their songs never got in the way of a good time. No matter the age, gender or affiliation of the fans, everyone enjoyed the show like they were all members of one big happy family.

Flogging Molly Setlist

The Hand of John L. Sullivan
Selfish Man
Drunken Lullabies
The Days We’ve Yet to Meet
Requiem for a Dying Song
Saints & Sinners
Life in Tenement Square
The Spoken Wheel
Black Friday Rule
Life Is Good
Rebels of the Sacred Heart
If I Ever Leave This World Alive
What’s Left of the Flag
Salty Dog


Crushed (Hostile Nations)/We Will Rock You
Seven Deadly Sins

Flogging Molly Opening Acts

John Snodgrass and Friends got the crowd all fired up with an energetic set. The singer and guitarist joked with the crowd about the stories behind his songs while giving props to his bandmates. Nashville artist Ian Ferguson open the show with a solo acoustic performance featuring cover sings and original music.

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