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Flogging Molly brings their Life Is Good tour to NY

Life Is Good Tour

By: Drew Kambeitz

Arriving at the venue with 15 minutes until show time, I could see the support and the anticipation of the fans of Flogging Molly and their Life Is Good tour. The line stretched several blocks of this small town venue, as fans waited their turn to enter the venue.

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Eight o’clock had finally arrived and opening the show was an artist named Jon Snodgrass, which consisted of two members, featuring guitars and a mandolin. Their style was quite soft and folky, and gave a great starting feel to this show.

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Next up was Anti-Flag, a legendary act with a more modern punk rock style, their music being more geared towards being against the establishment and governmental authorities. With a much harder sound, this got the crowd all the more pumped for the coming set of Flogging Molly.

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To conclude their act they moved their drum set to middle of the audience floor and played one last song with the crowd surrounding them. Quite a new and unique way to finish a set.

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The time had finally arrived as the sound technicians were finishing their setup and soundcheck. The crowd of this nearly sold out show began to push forward towards the barricade of the stage, fans yelling and screaming. Finally the lights went dark and Dave King took the stage and started to sing “The Hand Of John L. Sullivan.”  After playing a few songs, the banjo began to pluck a familiar tune, turning into “Drunken Lullabies”, one of my personal favorites by Flogging Molly, and the crowd agreed. With each song passing the crowd got louder and looser as they danced more and more.

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The show was then closed with a 2 song encore, the last being one of their more fast paced songs “Salty Dog”

After 20 years of touring Flogging Molly have really shown that they really have perfected their craft as musicians and as a band. Look out for their upcoming tours, and always live a ‘life that is good.’

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See full gallery of the night.

Catch this tour:

Date Venue Location
Dec 30 House of Blues Chicago Chicago, IL Tickets & More
Dec 31 House of Blues Chicago Chicago, IL Tickets & More
Jan 29, 2018 Mehr Theater Hamburg, Germany Tickets & More
Jan 29, 2018 Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt Hamburg, Germany Tickets & More
Jan 30, 2018 Haus Auensee Mannheim, Germany Tickets & More
Jan 31, 2018 Wiener Stadthalle Vienna, Austria Tickets & More
Feb 02, 2018 Columbiahalle Berlin, Germany Tickets & More
Feb 03, 2018 Maimarkthalle Mannheim, Germany Tickets & More
Feb 04, 2018 Westfalenhalle Dortmund, Germany Tickets & More
Feb 06, 2018 Hovet Stockholm, Sweden Tickets & More
Feb 07, 2018 Spektrum Oslo, Norway Tickets & More
Feb 08, 2018 Partille Arena Gothenburg, Sweden Tickets & More
Feb 09, 2018 Valby Hallen Copenhagen, Denmark Tickets & More
Feb 10, 2018 afas live Amsterdam Zuidoost,Netherlands Tickets & More
Feb 12, 2018 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium Tickets & More
Feb 13, 2018 Halle 622 Zurich, Switzerland Tickets & More
Feb 14, 2018 Gran Teatro Geox Padova, Italy Tickets & More
Feb 16, 2018 Zenith Paris, France Tickets & More
Feb 17, 2018 Zenith Paris, France Tickets & More
Feb 18, 2018 afas live Amsterdam Zuidoost,Netherlands Tickets & More
Feb 19, 2018 Zenith Murchin, Germany Tickets & More
Apr 20, 2018 Salty Dog Cruise Miami, FL Tickets & More

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