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Flogging Molly hit Fillmore on last Green 17 outing

Flogging Molly's 10th annual Green 17 Tour at the Fillmore Detroit 3-6-14


Last night Flogging Molly returned to the Fillmore Detroit for the 10th and final round of their Green 17 Tour.

Flogging Molly at the Fillmore Detroit 3-6-14
Tracy Heck
Flogging Molly play the Fillmore Detroit 3-6-14
Tracy Heck

The annual tour has become a St. Patrick's Day tradition and fans always pack the Fillmore top to bottom each time the band comes around.

Flogging Molly will continue to tour but they've decided that the tour has become a bit constricting as far as where they play, when they play and what they play so they are looking to change things up.

The band will be entering the studio to work on their next album after the tour wraps up.

This year's Green 17 outing also featured openers The Drowning Men, who quickly got the crowd warmed up and ready to go.

Flogging Molly is known for their raucous live performances and their annual Detroit show has always been a key stop since fiddler Bridget Regan is from the area and she and husband, vocalist Dave King, have a home here.

This time out the band pulled out even more stops since it will be the last time in the area for this particular tour.

During their nearly two-hour performance, the band pulled out songs from nearly every point of their long career touching on some of their biggest hits but also digging into the archives for some songs they haven't performed live or haven't done in quite a long time.

Crowd favorites like "Life In A Tenement Square" and "Float" sat alongside lesser-played songs like "The Sun Never Shines (On Closed Doors)" and "This Present State Of Grace".

When it came time for the encore, King returned to the stage by himself sporting a Detroit Red Wings jersey honoring Nicklas Lidstrom, who had a retirement ceremony going on at Joe Louis Arena down the road.

King congratulated him and shared how one of his favorite moments was when he and Regan got to sing the national anthem during a game.

He went on to perform part of "Black Friday Rule" before the rest of the band joined him on stage and finished things up with "The Seven Deadly Sins" and "If I Ever Leave This World Alive".

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