Flogging Molly are an American seven piece Irish punk band from Los Angeles, California.

They are due to play the ‘Leeds University Union’ on Wednesday 12th August. Ticket prices start at £19.25 and can be booked at www.seetickets.com.

Flogging Molly‘s “Salty Dog Cruise,” tour is going to be a huge success and it seems to us like it’s going to be a hell of a ride.

Flogging Molly’s music is influenced by various artists, such as The Dubliners, The Pogues, Horslips, Johnny Cash, and The Clash. The album Within a Mile of Home is dedicated to Joe Strummer and Johnny Cash.

Their music ranges from boisterous Celtic punk, like the pirate-themed “Salty Dog”, “Cruel Mistress”, and “Seven Deadly Sins”, or the defiant “What’s Left of the Flag”, “Drunken Lullabies”, and “Rebels of the Sacred Heart” to more somber songs like “Far Away Boys”, “The Son Never Shines (On Closed Doors)”, “Life in a Tenement Square” and “Float.”

Lyrics typically touch on subjects such as Ireland and its history, poverty, drinking, politics, love and death and include several references to the Roman Catholic Church.

“What’s Left of the Flag” and “The Likes of You Again” were written as tributes to Dave King’s father who died when he was a young boy.