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Flogging Molly bringing final Green 17 tour back to the Fillmore

On Thursday, Flogging Molly will once again be bringing their Green 17 Tour to the Fillmore in Detroit.

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This year is the tour's 10th anniversary and will also be its final outing as the band has decided to bring the tradition to a close.

The tour kicked off in Atlanta on February 15 and wraps up in New Orleans on March 23.

Over the last decade, The Green 17 Tour has become an annual pilgrimage for many of Flogging Molly's devoted fans as the dates lead up to St. Patrick's Day.

Fans pack venues across the country to enjoy Flogging Molly's raucous blend of Irish folk music and punk rock.

The tour has also allowed Flogging Molly to put the spotlight on other up and coming bands as they brought out a wide variety of openers over the years from The Devil Makes Three to Skinny Lister to The Architects.

Lead singer/songwriter Dave King reflected on the decade long event, “To everyone who at one time or another has joined us on the Green 17 tour, from the bottom of our collective glass, we say cheers to each and every one of you. It has been ten years of friendship all of us will never forget.”

Although this signifies the closing of one door for Flogging Molly, King was quick to reassure fans that this is not the end of the band's run as a touring machine, "This may be the 10th and final round, but the gloves are still well and truly on."

In fact, the band will be heading into the studio after this year's tour wraps up to record a new album which they hope to have out in early 2015.

The new album will be the band’s first since 2011’s highly acclaimed Speed Of Darkness, which garnered a Top 10 Billboard debut and was praised by a wide range of press.

For over 15 years, Flogging Molly has proudly waved the blue collar flag with a catalog of songs full of passionate stories and pulse pounding anthems.

Their annual Detroit show has become a homecoming of sorts since King's wife and fellow band member Bridget Regan is from the Detroit area and the pair has a home here.

Thursday's show is guaranteed to be a great time and will also feature a set from The Drowning Men.

The show is all ages and doors open at 7 pm.

Tickets are available here:

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