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Celtic punk band Flogging Molly returns to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Feb. 24

Celtic punk band Flogging Molly returns to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Feb. 24
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From a press release:

It was announced today that Celtic punk band Flogging Molly will return to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 on their Road to Rebellion Tour with Amigo the Devil and Gen and the Degenerates.

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 national punk scene over the past 20+ years, kicking off with their riotous debut album, “Swagger,” in 2000 and continuing through their six additional studio albums.

Doors at Penn’s Peak (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe) open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $39.50 in advance or $42 at the door, go on sale this Friday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. via all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak box office, and Roadies Restaurant and Bar (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe). Box office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only; no phone orders.

Flogging Molly’s most recent album, “Anthem,” arrived in September of 2022 via Rise Records and saw the band reunite with legendary engineer Steve Albini, who worked with them on their first two albums, “Swagger” and the gold-certified “Drunken Lullabies.” Brooklyn Vegan said “Anthem” is “a ripper,” New Noise said it “easily satisfies expectations the Celtic-inspired punks have built over a decades-long career,” and American Songwriter triumphantly declared, “Flogging Molly is back.”

The group – 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) – released four music videos in support of “Anthem,” including the timely track “A Song of Liberty,” penned by King as a recounting of a dark period in Irish history but made all the more relevant with events in Ukraine. Ukrainian animators/filmmakers The Mad Twins created the stirring video. On March 10, 2023, the band released a new, three-song EP, “‘Til The Anarchy’s Restored,” featuring the previously unreleased title track and one-take performances of the band’s classic songs “Drunken Lullabies” and “What’s Left of the Flag.”

Recent touring has brought Flogging Molly to historic locations, including Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater, and their annual St. Patrick’s Day outing at the Hollywood Palladium, which routinely sells out. Their annual Salty Dog Cruise, sold out before it set sail on Nov. 8 with Pennywise, The Interrupters, Stiff Little Fingers, and many more.

Last week, they announced a new tradition for St. Patrick’s Day – Flogging Molly’s Shamrock Rebellion, a two-part event that includes shows at scenic Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California on March 16 and Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada on March 17. Both dates will feature a headlining set from Flogging Molly, along with Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Buzzcocks, Face to Face, Amigo the Devil, NOBRO, Gen and the Degenerates, and more. They will also include craft beer sampling from local and regional breweries and tastings of other craft beverages.