After a summer of top-billing European and US festival appearances, cult Celtic folk/punk band, Flogging Molly will return to Europe for a string of headline tour dates throughout November 2011. The band will also release new single and live favourite "Saints & Sinners" on November 14. The exciting news is that we are giving you the chance to win tickets for one of the first four dates of the UK leg of the tour. Read on to find out how.
To win tickets to the Portsmouth, London, Manchester or Norwich show, and get your hands on a nice goodie bag from the band, simply go to the Fred Perry Subculture Twitter account and follow and retweet the Flogging Molly competition tweet, before 15:00 on 31st October.
3rd Nov - Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre
4th Nov - London, HMV Forum
5th Nov - Manchester Academy 2
6th Nov - Norwich, UEA
28th Nov - Nottingham, Rock City
29th Nov - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
30th Nov - Cardiff, Coal Exchange
The tour promises to draw on material from latest album “Speed Of Darkness” released worldwide in May this year as well as older material. The album debuted at number 9 in the US Billboard charts.
The bulk of the new album was written in the city of Detroit, original home to Flogging Molly fiddler (and front man Dave King's wife) Bridget Regan, and the city where the couple have resided almost fulltime for the last three years. “Speed Of Darkness” takes a hard-nosed look at the economic collapse in the US and the direct effect it has had on everyday people. The Motor City serves as the album’s muse and a painful example of what has gone wrong in today’s world. “Speed of Darkness” is an album of rebellion and exile, and of struggle and history and the fight, and moves the hard talking, hard playing outfit into the territory of purveyors of the modern American protest song.
Find out more about Flogging Molly at www.floggingmolly.com
(Please note the prize mentioned above consists of one pair of tickets, not including travel or accommodation. Read Fred Perry's competition terms and conditions here.)