Two of music’s most genre-defying artists, Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello, today announced a co-headlining North American tour. The 12-date tour will kick off on Thursday, June 11 in Detroit, Mich. and features the two indie bands performing at amphitheaters and theatres around the U.S. and Canada, including a stop in Cincinnati, OH at PNC Pavilion on Saturday, June 13, Joining the tour as special guests will be Los Angeles-based Mariachi El Bronx.
Tickets for the Cincinnati show go on sale to the public beginning at 10:00 am on Friday, February 20 at www.Ticketmaseter.com,www.PNCPavilion.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000. A Citi® cardmember pre-sale beginsThursday, February 19 through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Founded in Los Angeles in 1997 by vocalist/guitarist Dave King, Flogging Molly has always defied categorization. The infectious originality of their songs is a badge of honor and key to the band’s creativity, their urgency. They infuse punk rock with Celtic instruments—violin, mandolin and the accordion—and they merge blues progressions with grinding guitars and traditional Irish music, the music of King’s youth. Flogging Molly’s fans have always appreciated the social and political awareness driving the music. Swagger, the band’s first album, transcended everyone’s expectations in 2000, and the track “The Worst Day Since Yesterday” was included in the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Drunken Lullabies was released in 2002 and certified Gold. In 2004, the band released Within a Mile of Home, and in 2008, Flogging Molly put out Float, a deeply stirring and personal album recorded in King’s native Ireland. No surprise that Float found the band’s widest audience yet. Through all of this, Flogging Molly—first, last, and always a live band—was touring, playing raucous and adrenaline-fueled shows in bars, pubs, and nearly every major rock festival in North America, Europe, and Japan
Frontman, Eugene Hutz, founded Gogol Bordello in New York City in 1999, after leaving Ukraine in the aftermath of Chernobyl. In keeping with his vision of creating an international groove, he recruited musicians of all ages, races and cultures, including bassist Thomas Gobena, from Ethiopia, Russian violinist Sergey Ryabtsev from Moscow, percussionist Pedro Erazo-Segovia from Ecuador and backing singer and dancer Elizabeth Sun from Hong Kong by way of Scotland. The band’s endless touring and critically acclaimed shows have made them international headliners. Their performances have taken the group throughout the US, Russia, S. America and Europe and include multiple stops at festivals such as Lollapalooza (US, Chile and Brazil), Pinkpop, Bonnaroo, Leeds, Reading and Coachella. Gogol Bordello’s latest release, Pura Vida Conspiracy, is the band’s sixth studio album released on ATO Records.