Finally, after a 13-year wait, southern rock legends MOLLY HATCHET are proud to present "Firing Line", a brand new song recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London, United Kingdom. The track was produced by Bobby Ingram of MOLLY HATCHET, engineered by Chris Bolster (Paul McCartney, FOO FIGHTERS, Elton John) and mastered by Lucy Launder and Alex Wharton (Paul McCartney, THE ROLLING STONES).
The band is also excited to announce U.S. tour dates for 2024, following their run of European shows beginning on December 1 in Germany. All live dates are below.
About the new track, Ingram had this to say: "Throughout history, humanity has fought to stand up for what is right and defend the wrongfully accused. 'Firing Line' depicts standing up for yourself on that fine line between the truth and being falsely accused by the system, and by doing so, standing up for yourself to protect your integrity and fight for what is right."
MOLLY HATCHET was formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1971, but Ingram didn't join the band until 1987.
Of the original MOLLY HATCHET lineup, all six members are dead, as are the band's second and third lead singers, Jimmy Farrar and Phil McCormack, respectively.
In June 2000, Ingram became the sole owner of the trademark MOLLY HATCHET, acquired from Pat Armstrong, the band's early manager.
"It's very resilient," Bobby told Savannah Morning News in a 2021 interview. "It's been a challenge, sure it has. But it's also been something that I like. I like hard work. I like challenges. The thrill of the challenge and the reward at the end. I didn't expect to do all this, but I saw that it needed it so I did it."
He added: "I'm the longest-standing member, consecutively. That means not veering from the mission, the vision, and the values of MOLLY HATCHET. I've stayed on course, on track, foundational, fundamental roots intact in creating new branches of the tree."
In a 2018 interview with Coachella Valley Weekly, Ingram said: "I have always felt a need and strong desire to keep the MOLLY HATCHET tradition, legacy, and spirit alive and well, and to keep it on the road, playing concerts, and recording new albums.
"I've seen every member come and go in the last  years," he added. "I feel fortunate to be able to do it for so long and so consistently. I've never faltered or stepped out on the group, so to speak. I never joined another band. This has been my baby for over three decades, and I'm proud of it. I know what kind of sacrifice it takes to make it happen. It's all worth it to see the joy of the fans, to see their faces light up, and see them jumping up and down and hollering and forgetting their troubles. That's the reward. That's the payoff."
Jan. 27 - Marion, VA @ The Lincoln Theatre Feb. 16 - Sarasota, FL @ Thunder by the Bar Festival March 1 - Medina, MN @ Median Entertainment Center March 2 - St.Charles, Il @ Arcada Theatre March 14 - Syracuse, NY @ Palace Theatre March 15 - Turner Falls, MA @ Shea Theatre Arts Center March 16 - Hudson Falls, NY @ The Strand Theatre March 17 - Stamford, CT @ Shea Four Seasons by the Lake March 30 - Clearwater, FL @ OCC Roadhouse May 4 - Van Wert, OH @ Niswonger Performing Arts Center Sept. 6 - Hinckley, MN @ Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater Sept. 20 - Sedalia, MO @ Mozark Festival Oct. 4 - Morehead, KY @ The Landing Strip Campground
MOLLY HATCHET 2023 is:
Bobby Ingram - Lead Guitars John Galvin - Keyboards Tim Lindsey - Bass Shawn Beamer - Drums Parker Lee - Lead Vocals
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