Flogging Molly's Frontman Dave King on Humor and Music
Inspired and enthused, King has reason to be grateful these days. "We're very fortunate to do the sort of thing that we do," he insists. "To make the music that we've wanted to do, we've always had to take risks. It is a big risk. We've sunk everything we've had into this. There's no retirement plan here. There's no nest egg here. But it's something we really wanted to do."
Likewise, while a Flogging Molly performance can be draining for all involved, King claims he never tires of that feeling that comes from standing on stage before an appreciative audience.
"There are times when I feel absolutely trashed because maybe I went too hard the night before or something like that and I go urrrgh," he admits. "But I look out into the crowd, and they're there to have a good time, and I go, you know what, I'm sure as Christ going to give them a good time. That's what it is. It's that inspiration. We're very lucky like that. The people that come to see our shows, they're just phenomenal."
Flogging Molly headlines the 9th Annual Green 17 Tour. 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $44.20. Call 800-653-8000, or visit ticketmaster.com.