Flogging Molly & Gogol Bordello Set Co-Headline Run

Pittsburgh, Boston, Philadelphia and Toronto are among the cities targeted by Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello for a June co-headlining tour.  Presales and onsales begin this week.

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The Fillmore, Detroit, Mich.

With venues ranging from the Meadow Brook Music Festival in Rochester, Minn., to the Stone Pony Lot in Asbury Park, N.J., the tour also includes special guest Mariachi El Bronx.

People not wanting the same old thing repackaged, reprocessed and rereleased will love this tour.  On one side you have Flogging Molly’s eclectic mix of violin, mandolin and accordion helping to drive the band’s punk-rooted sound.

And then there’s Gogol Bordello , a band you can’t easily categorize.  Founded by Ukrainian-born Eugene Hutz in 1999, the gypsy punk group is almost a musical United Nations in that the lineup includes bassist Thomas Gobena from Ethiopa, percussionist Pedro Erazo-Segovia from Ecuador, Russian violinist Sergey Ryabtsev and backing singer/dancer Elizabeth Sun who is from Hong Kong via Scotland.

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"The Shindig," Carroll Park, Baltimore, Md.

The June tour won’t be the first time both bands have shared the same performing space this year.  Gogol Bordello is one of the bands appearing on sailing out of Miami March 13.

Here’s the routing:

June 11 – Rochester Hills, Mich., Meadow Brook Music Festival
June 12 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE
June 13 – Cincinnati, Ohio, PNC Pavilion At Riverbend
June 15 – Charlotte, N.C., Uptown Amphitheatre At The NC Music Factory
June 16 – Raleigh, N.C., Red Hat Amphitheater
June 18 – Wallingford, Conn., Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre
June 19 – Boston, Mass., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
June 21 – Toronto, Ontario, Echo Beach
June 23 – Indianapolis, Ind., Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn At White River State Park
June 25 – Baltimore, Md., Pier Six Pavilion
June 26 – Asbury Park, N.J., Stone Pony
June 27 – Philadelphia, Pa., Festival Pier
June 29 – Columbus, Ohio, The LC Pavilion

Fanclub presales begin Feb. 18.  Citi will launch its own presale Feb. 19.  General onsales start Feb. 20.  Click here and here for more information.