Check out Flogging Molly's tour diary on Kerrang.com
Flogging Molly have given Kerrang! an exclusive look at their recent UK tour.
Bridget Regan wrote a tour diary on the road - giving you an insight to the weird and wonderful world of Flogging Molly!
The band will play the following remaining dates on the tour:
28 Nottingham Rock City
29 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
30 Cardiff Coal Exchange
TOUR DIARY BY BRIDGET REGAN
"We begin our tour by flying out of Dublin to Southhampton...on a budget airline that we had never heard of (and hope to never again). They were clearly not used to accommodating travellers with more than one piece of luggage, as they referred to myself and Dave as 'going large', which we found quite amusing. Can't wait to inform the rest of the band that we will be 'going large' for the rest of the tour, and will do so as soon as we figure out what exactly we want that to mean.
Finally make it to our tour bus in Portsmouth to discover everyone thought it was a good idea to eat Indian. I suppose we might as well begin the bombardment of suspect smells without delay and we are clearly off to a rollicking start. The curtains that cover each of our bunks do little to contain what should be kept inside them.
Wake up to a rainy day, a gorgeous view, and soundcheck at the Pyramid Centre. The Mighty Stef and The Minutes are on first and are brilliant as usual...we then plod to the stage (some of the guys are ever so slightly jet-lagged) to begin our set.
The evenings show was nothing short of amazing and a great surprise to us all. We could have not asked for a better crowd! If tonights show is any indication of how the rest of the tour will go, we will be very pleased indeed. We then proceed to comply with what has become an unwritten law for this band, and that is the first night of the tour: get loaded. Mission accomplished. We are all at this stage of the game pretty adept at this.
Day two, London, HMV Forum. Wake up slightly worse for wear, sound check, and head to our hotel in Camden for a shower...all the while wondering why we still abuse ourselves to such an extent the first day of a tour. London turns out to be another cracker of a show. The crowd were amazing and you couldn't help but feed off that energy (much needed, thank you). The highlight for me though was when Dennis broke one of his pedals during the 'Black Friday Rule' guitar solo, and there was silence. Rather than let that ruin his good time, he opted for a dance solo instead. It was nothing short of hilarious. We also got the chance to hang out with a lot of old friends (who have clearly come for the free beer). We then try unsuccessfully to get to bed early as tomorrow is a big day.
Wake up early (for us) in Manchester and are off to Old Trafford for the match...on Sir Alex's 25th anniversary at the club no less. It was epic, and to make the day even more unforgettable, Dave was able to shake Sir Alex's hand. That's one ticked off the bucket list. A big thank you to Colin and Neil for making it happen! The gig at the Academy that follows is simply the icing on the cake, the crowd were again amazing...although the City fans did not really appreciate the United shout out. We are completely unapologetic.
Next show the UEA, Norwich. Wake up too lazy for a hotel run, so we invade the Mighty Stef's dressing room for showers before they arrive. We much prefer to trash their dressing room over ours, and if they ask, we'll just blame someone else (the Minutes). The only thing more disturbing than the state of Stef's dressing room is the Steven Seagal picture framed and signed in the stairwell. Apparently he did a tour?....with a band? That is the stuff of nightmares, but thankfully tonight was not. Killer crowd yet again and we are nothing short of ecstatic.
Thank you to friends and fans alike who came out to see us, and thank you for enabling us to do what we do and have such a great time doing it.. Another big thanks to the Mighty Stef and the Minutes for joining us for a month of debauchery. Now...off to Germany!"
Posted by Katie P at 05:43PM | November 24, 2011
Would have LOVED to see Dennis and his dance solo!
Couldn't get tickets for Manchester so bought tickets for Rock City Nottingham. It was well worth the long drive. I've waited 3 years to get a chance to see you guys. What a night ! - you blew me and Nottingham away and I was expecting a good show. Can't wait to catch up with you again - All the best for Xmas & New Year.
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