December 5, 2008 – Los Angeles, CA – St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally celebrated March 17th each year, but for FLOGGING MOLLY the festivities start February 15th when the band embarks on their annual GREEN 17 TOUR. Now in its fifth year, The GREEN 17 TOUR was created to spread the revelry of St. Patrick’s Day to cities across North America. Clearly it’s a touring recipe that’s been well received, as it’s now a celebration that’s anticipated by fans from coast to coast.
2008 has been a whirlwind year for Flogging Molly, a band whose rabid fan base was formed almost solely as a result of the incessant touring and DIY aesthetic. Their 2008 release Float hit via SideOneDummy Records on March 4, 2008 and captured the band a No. 4 slot on the Billboard Top 200, a No.1 spot on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart and No. 2 on Billboard’s Alternative Album Chart. Following on the heels of the release, Flogging Molly embarked on a sold-out spring North American Tour, followed by tours in Japan, Australia and Europe (where they’ve toured four times in 2008). The band has also made high profile appearances at the Coachella and Lollapalooza Festivals, as well as a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
The 2009 Green 17 Tour will be supported by the release of a third radio single, “Lightning Storm.” The tour will be making 22 stops nationwide from February through March, including two festivals, Langerado in Miami and the Shamrock Festival in Washington D.C.
Tickets go on sale for the 2009 Green 17 Tour on Saturday, December 13th through all of the normal ticket outlets. For more detailed ticket info and updates on the 2009 Green 17 Tour, visit…