January 6, 2009 – Los Angeles, CA – FLOGGING MOLLY have hand-picked Los Angeles-based “dirty reggae” rockers, THE AGGROLITES, to join them on all dates on the 2009 GREEN 17 TOUR. The Aggrolites will be supporting their latest, reggae-soul release, Reggae Hit L.A (Hellcat/Epitaph).
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.
Flogging Molly’s 2009 Green 17 Tour will be supported by the release of a third radio single, “Lightning Storm.” The tour will be making 23 stops nationwide from February through March, including two festivals, Langerado in Miami and the Shamrock Festival in Washington D.C.
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.
Tickets for all dates are on sale now!
2009 GREEN 17 TOUR DATES
featuring Flogging Molly with special guests The Aggrolites:
February 15: New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
February 16: Montreal, QC – Metropolis
February 17: Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
February 19: Detroit, MI – Fillmore
February 20: Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
February 21: Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
February 23: St. Paul, MN – Myth
February 24: Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
February 25: St. Louis, MO – Pageant
February 27: Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
February 28: Austin, TX – Stubb’s
March 1: New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
March 2: New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
March 4: Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
March 5: Orlando, FL- House of Blues
March 6: Miami, FL – Bicentennial Park (Langerado Music Festival)
March 7: Orlando, FL-House of Blues – 2nd show Just Added!!
March 9: Richmond, VA – The National
March 10: Boston, MA – House of Blues
March 11: Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
March 13: Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
March 14: Washington, DC – RFK Stadium (Shamrock Festival)
March 17: Chicago, IL – Congress Theater