Flogging Molly will be bringing their 7th annual 'Green 17 Tour' to the Fillmore in Detroit on March 3. The 'Green 17 Tour' came into existence in 2004 as a countdown to St. Patrick's day. The tour has become a tradition and staple event for the band and the fans each year.
Flogging Molly is a band that rocks high voltage, dizzyingly energetic Celtic music and they put their own spin on it. Their sound fuses old world Celtic music with modern day punk rock. The band is 7 members strong with Dave King on lead vocals, Dennis Casey on electric and acoustic guitar, Matthew Hensley plays accordion, concertina, and piano, Nathan Maxwell on bass, Bridget Regan on violin, tin whistle, classical guitar, and uilleann pipes, Robert Schmidt on mandolin, mandola, tenor banjo, and five string banjo, and George Schwindt on drums. That is a lot of instruments! All band members sing backup vocals and King also plays acoustic and electric guitar.
The band is currently working on an upcoming release for this year and new songs from the forthcoming album will be performed during the tour. Their prior album Float debuted at #4 in 2008 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart.