Flogging Molly & The Violent Femmes – The Armory – Minneapolis MN – October 23rd 2021

Live Nation and The Armory present The Violent Femmes and Flogging Molly

Review and photos by Kyle Hansen

The Flogging Molly and Violent Femmes tour has made its last stop on the tour in Minneapolis at the Armory.

I missed the two opening bands due to other schedule of shooting the Gophers Football game. The Thick was the first band up. The trio put out their debut lp on Epitath record in 2019 Check them out here.

Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies were the second band. Great super group punk band that been around for 25 years. Check them out here.

The Violent Femmes debut album came out when I was in middle school. I was such a metal head, I hated them. But then as time went on I began to love them. Tonight was a celebration of 40 years as a band. Yes they have been a band for 40 years. It was very simple stage because the music is all that counts. The setlist was awesome but did not consist of Country Death Song. UGGG one of my favorites. The crowd responded by dancing and starting smaller pits to every song. It was a great way to celebrate the band. It was also the last night of the tour and they were very thankful to the crew and all the fans.

Setlist – Add it Up – American Music – It’s Nothing – Memory – Confessions – Prove my Love – Promise – Jesus Walking on the Water – Good Feeling – Dance. Motherfucker Dance – Gimmie the Car – I Held Her in My Arms – Color Me Once – Gone Daddy Gone – I’m Not Gonna Cry – Blister in the Sun – Kiss Off

Flogging Molly is an iIrish Rock Punk Traditional band. That is the best way I can describe them. Dave King on guitars and lead vocals used to be in one of the best bands in the 80’s called Fastway. I was lucky enough to see them open for Maiden and AC/DC a few times in the 80’s. He then went on to form Flogging Molly in the mid 90’s. They have several albums since then and rock it really good. They have such energy live it is amazing. The crowd respond by enjoying huge mosh pits and crowd surfing. I thought it was gonna be a mellow night, I was wrong. As I was watching i swore I saw them before but this was my first. It will definitely not be my last. They are super talented musicians and can work the crowd. Dave King at 59 still paces the stage back n forth like a 20 year old. Every enjoyed the end of the tour and hopefully they will be back soon.

Setlist – Devil’s Dance Floor – The Hand of John L Sullivan – Drunken Lullabies – The Worst Day Since Yesterday – Black Friday Rule – Croppy Boy – The Likes of You Again – Swagger – Float – Crushed – Salty Dog – If I ever Leave This World Alive – WHat’s Left of the Flag – The Seven Deadly Sins