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stream Flogging Molly’s “Welcome to Adamstown” off new album ‘Life Is Good’

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photo by Richie Smyth

After The Pogues, there’s arguably no Celtic punk band with as much impact and influence as Flogging Molly. They’ve put out at least a few classics of the genre, and their live show remains not just a Guinness-fueled good time, but also precise and powerful. So it’s good news that they’re finally set to release their sixth album — the followup to 2011’s Speed of Darkness — this year. It’s called Life Is Good, and it comes out on June 2 via Vanguard (pre-order on iTunes or Amazon). It includes their 2016 single “The Hand of John L. Sullivan,” as well as the new song “Welcome to Adamstown,” which premieres in this post.

The song tells the story of Adamstown, a community that had been planned for west of Dublin, but was forced to come to a halt after Dublin was hit with a recession, and now remains only partially completed. “It had a huge negative connotation to it,” frontman Dave King tells us. “But now it’s starting to turn again, people are starting to move there, businesses are starting to open, and there is hope.” King further describes the song as “West Dublin meets East LA.” Listen below.

As mentioned, Flogging Molly are touring with The White Buffalo this year, and hitting NYC on May 23 & 24 at Irving Plaza. Those shows (and several others) also have Dylan Walshe opening. Tickets are still available. All dates, including Oakland tonight (5/4), are listed below.

Tracklist
There’s Nothing Left Pt. 1
The Hand of John L. Sullivan
Welcome to Adamstown
Reptiles (We Woke Up)
The Days We’ve Yet to Meet
Life is Good
The Last Serenade (Sailors and Fishermen)
The Guns of Jericho
Crushed (Hostile Nations)
Hope
The Bride Wore Black
Until We Meet Again

Flogging Molly Life Is GoodFlogging Molly — 2017 Tour Dates
May 4th Oakland, CA Fox Theater
May 5th Portland, OR Roseland Theater
May 6th Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
May 7th Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
May 9th Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory
May 10th Boise, ID The Knitting Factory
May 12th Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
May 13th Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
May 14th Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
May 16th St. Paul, MN Palace Theatre
May 18th Northfield, OH Hard Rock Live
May 19th Morgantown, VA Morgantown Amphitheater
May 20th Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
May 21st New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall
May 23rd New York, NY Irving Plaza
May 24th New York, NY Irving Plaza
May 26th Boston, MA House of Blues
May 27th Portland, ME State Theater
May 28th Montreal, Quebec Metropolis
May 30 Toronto, CN Rebel Complex
June 1st Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
June 2nd Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
June 3rd Detroit, MI The Fillmore
June 2-4th Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Music Festival
June 16th Stockholm, Sweden Grona Lund
June 17th Copenhagen, Denmark Komos Festival
June 23rd Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival
June 24th Neuhausen Obeck, Germany Southside Festival
June 25th Strasbourg, France Artefact Festival
July 1st Wurzburg, Germany Mission Ready Festival
July 2nd Athens, Greece Rockwave Festival
July 11th Sesto San Giovanni, Italy Carroponte Spazio Mil
July 14th Dresden, Germany Dresden Open Air w/The Broilers
July 15th Berlin, Germany Dresden Open Air w/The Broilers
August 26th Indre Osterbro, Denmark Parken
August 28th Monchengladbach, Germany Sparkassepark
August 30th Thun, Switzerland Stockhorn Arena
September 1st Graz, Austria Messe Graz
September 5th Eindhoven, The Netherlands Strijp-S

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