The Columbus Crew and Crew Stadium announced today that international Irish rock band Flogging Molly will play a full concert at Crew Stadium following the Crew’s match vs. the Chicago Fire on Saturday, May 26. The Crew look to Put Out the Fire with Flogging Molly presented by CD101 and will be the band’s final show in Ohio this year. Flogging Molly drummer George Schwindt and manager Gary Schwindt are Columbus natives and have been Crew season-ticket holders for the last five years.
"I've been a season ticket holder since moving back to Columbus and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to perform for Crew fans and Flogging Molly fans alike,” said Flogging Molly drummer George Schwindt, an Ohio State graduate. “It is going to be a great night of football and music!"
All tickets to the Crew vs. Fire game will grant access to the concert. A very limited number of VIP Field Access tickets that will allow field access for the concert are available – starting at $34 for Upper Level tickets and $39 for Lower Level tickets – at TheCrew.com, Ticketmaster.com, the Crew Stadium Ticket Office, Ticketmaster Outlets or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Crew Season Ticket Holders should check their email for more information.
“Flogging Molly is not only a high-energy, internationally acclaimed band, they are truly friends of the Crew,” said Crew President & General Manager Mark McCullers. “We value our relationship with them and those synergies promise to make it an extremely memorable night for everyone in attendance.”
About Flogging Molly
Founded in Los Angeles in 1997, Flogging Molly has always defied categorization. The infectious originality of their songs is a badge of honor and key to the band’s creativity, their urgency. They infuse punk rock with Celtic instruments—violin, mandolin and the accordion—and they merge blues progressions with grinding guitars and traditional Irish music. “We're not a traditional band," explains Dublin-born vocalist/guitarist Dave King. "We are influenced by traditional music and inspired by it, but without question we put our own twist on it." Flogging Molly is currently touring in support of their fifth album “Speed of Darkness,” with the current single “Saints & Sinners” coming from that album.