Legendary Celtic punk band, Flogging Molly return with their first new album in five years, Anthem (9th September via Rise Records), a collection that finds the raucous Los Angeles-by-way-of-Dublin outfit reunited with Swagger and Drunken Lullabies engineer Steve Albini.

“With this record we went back to the basics in a way that I don’t think we could have done if we hadn’t been playing together for over 20 years,” says singer/guitar player Dave King. “I think going back to Chicago and doing this record with Steve made the experience so fun and I really believe you can hear that on the record. For Flogging Molly, getting together and playing new songs is always the goal—and now we’re just getting excited to start playing these songs live and giving our fans a whole new era of Flogging Molly.” 

A second preview of the 11-song collection arrives today, with the release of “The Croppy Boy ’98,”  a track that King describes as “a foot stomping, rollicking ode to traditional Irish music.” The song’s arrival is accompanied by a live video (link) featuring footage from Flogging Molly’s recent St. Patrick’s Day performance and annual festival at the Hollywood Palladium. The band released the irreverent “These Times Have Got Me Drinking/Tripping Up The Stairs” (https://riserecords.lnk.to/TTHGMD) ahead of their March 2022 tour and sold-out Salty Dog Cruise.

Anthem track list:

These Times Have Got Me Drinking

A Song of Liberty

Life Begins And Ends (But Never Fails)

No Last Goodbyes

The Croppy Boy ’98 (hyperlink to smarturl)

This Road Of Mine

(Try) Keep The Man Down

Now Is The Time

Lead The Way

These Are The Days

The Parting Wave

Album pre-orders, which include a galaxy green vinyl offering, are available now via https://riserecords.lnk.to/FMAnthem.

Flogging Molly and The Interrupters kick off their U.S. co-headlining trek tonight in Indianapolis, with the bands joined by openers Tiger Army and The Skints. Tickets are available via Floggingmolly.com.

The band will be touring Europe at the following dates:

July 18  Warsaw, Poland  Klub Proxima

July 19  Krakow, Poland  Kwadarat

July 23  Cuxhaven, Germany  Deichbrand Festival

July 25  Vienna, Austria  Open Air Arena

July 26  Vienna, Austria  Open Air Arena

July 27  Munich, Germany  Tonhalle

July 29  Gijon, Spain  Tsunami Festival

July 30  Barcelona, Spain  Barna’n’Roll Festival

August 2  Zurich, Switzerland  Komplex 457

August 3  Tilburg,  013

August 11 to 14  Rimini, Italy  Bayfest Festival

August 12  Rothenburg, Germany  Taubertal Festival

August 16  Manchester, England  O2 Ritz Manchester

August 17  Birmingham, England  O2 Institute Birmingham

August 18  London, England  O2 Forum Kentish Town

August 20  Dublin, Ireland  Vicar Street