Flogging Molly brought their sing-a-long Celtic-inspired punk rock anthems to a packed house in Oakland, California.
Opening the set with their new song, “The Hand of John L. Sullivan,” Flogging Molly hit the stage with an infectious energy that had the crowd singing along and raising their drinks right away. Frontman Dave King led the way as he and the band played an over 90-minute set that included “Drunken Lullabies,” (before which King toasted the crowd and exclaimed how happy he was that he was drinking Guinness from a can,) “Man With No Country,” “Saints & Sinners,” and “If I ever Leave This World Alive.” It was a raucous evening of music, smiles, and drinking, just the way a Flogging Molly show should be.
Support came from Frank Turner and Chuck Ragan, both of who delivered acoustic sets that were a perfect start to the show.
National Rock Review photographer Raymond Ahner was on hand to cover the concert.