Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat have teamed up for a co-headlining fall tour kicking off September 16 in Salt Lake City and wrapping up October 24 in Las Vegas. Featuring special guests HELLYEAH and Nothing More, the tour is produced by Frank Productions/NS2. “We are excited to put two of the globally most relevant and hottest bands of the genre into major arenas across the country to bring fans an amazing night with 4 bands on the bill at a great value, said Fred Frank, President of Frank Productions.
Five Finger Death Punch – Volbeat tickets go on sale Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 at 10am local time. Several additional dates will be announced on June 3. In honor of the announcement, both headliners will feature huge sweepstakes on their Facebook pages where fans can enter to win grand prizes such as a guitar signed by all bands on the tour, meet & greets with all four bands on the tour, as well as tickets to the shows and many other cool prizes.
June 3 News Update: The new dates announced are Youngstown, OH at Covelli Centre on October 4; Detroit, MI at Compuware Arena on October 8; Oklahoma City, OK at Chesapeake Center on October 18; Wichita, KS at Intrust Bank Arena on October 20 and Lubbock, TX at Lonestar Amphitheatre on October 21.
Five Finger Death Punch dominated 2013 with the releases The Wrong Side of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1 and Volume 2. Both volumes debuted on the U.S. Billboard album chart at #2 (more notably, within a four-month period) and in the top ten mainstream charts all across the globe. The two albums feature two #1 radio hit singles (“Lift Me Up” featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest and “Battle Born”) and have combined sales of over 600,000 units to date. The multi-million selling rock titans’ current single, “The House Of The Rising Sun” is their 13th consecutive top ten hit at Active Rock Radio. USA TODAY proclaimed VOLUME 2 elevates the group “…to the top of its game. Offering more than blind rage, though there's certainly plenty, the songs live in the tension implied by the album's title—aware of the implications of lashing out, ready to accept the consequences” (11/19/13). Five Finger Death Punch is Ivan Moody (vocals), Zoltan Bathory (guitar), Jeremy Spencer (guitar), Jason Hook (guitar) and Chris Kael (bass).
Volbeat's Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies has sold more than 300,000 copies in the U.S. The Danish quartet received their first Grammy Nomination in the "Best Metal Performance" category for "Room 24" (Volbeat Featuring King Diamond), and won Germany's Echo Award for "Best International Alternative Act." Following on the success of five consective Active Rock Radio singles, their latest "Dead But Rising" is Top 5 and rising.
Since forming in Copenhagen in 2000, Volbeat has released five studio albums, and two live offerings that have turned the band into superstars, collecting platinum discs and prestigious awards making them one of the most talked about bands around the world. Outlaw Gentlement & Shady Ladies, debuted at No. 1 in the band's home country of Denmark alongside Canada, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and Austria. The new release saw a debut at No. 2 in Finland, No. 4 in the Netherlands and Sweden, and No. 9 in The United States. Volbeat is Michael Poulsen (vocals/guitar), Anders Kjølholm (bass) and Jon Larsen (drums), joined by former Anthrax/The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano, who produced the new album with longtime Volbeat co-producer Jacob Hansen.
After roughly eight years, three albums, countless tours as headliners and as participants on "can't miss" festival bills and hundreds of thousands of albums sold, HELLYEAH is making their biggest and boldest statement yet with Blood For Blood (out 6/10/14). The lineup of Chad Gray (Mudvayne), Vinnie Paul (Pantera), Tom Maxwell (Nothingface) and Kyle Sanders (Bloodsimple) bring the sound their fans have been waiting for with the help of producer, Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment). They've exchanged some of the party-centric, good time sounds of past efforts for pure metallic fury and emotional introspection. The single “Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)” hit the Top 30 after only 2 weeks at rock radio. They pushed themselves to new limits, dared to embrace change and to take risks with their music by just doing what comes naturally.
San Antonio-based Nothing More is part schizoid System Of A Down weird-isms, part Mars Volta-esque prog rock freak out, part effortless pop nous, they seamlessly barrel from churning headbang to skyscraping chorus and back again in the blink of an eye. They are equally able to dial down their bluster into deft moments of crystalline beauty when the mood takes them. Their self-titled album (out 6/24/14) that includes their Top 10 radio single “This Is The Time (Ballast)”, is a gut-punching blend made all the more powerful by a keen lyrical sophistication and philosophical undertone, which marks them out from their contemporaries.
Five Finger Death Punch – Volbeat Tour Dates:
9/16 ….. Salt Lake City, UT ….. Maverik Center
9/17 ….. Billings, MT ….. Rimrock Auto Arena @ Metrapark
9/18 ….. Bismarck, ND ….. Bismarck Civic Center
9/20 ….. Cedar Rapids, IA ….. US Cellular Coliseum
9/21 ….. Grand Rapids, MI ….. Deltaplex
9/23 ….. Syracuse, NY ….. The Oncenter
9/25 ….. Baltimore, MD ….. Baltimore Arena
9/26 ….. Lowell, MA ….. Tsongas Center
9/27 ….. Albany, NY ….. Times Union Center
9/28 ….. Uncasville, CT ….. Mohegan Sun Arena
9/30 ….. Portland, ME ….. Cumberland County Civic Center
10/1 ….. Reading, PA ….. Santander Arena
10/3 ….. Newark, NJ ….. Prudential Center
10/4 ….. Youngstown, OH …..Coveli Centre
10/7 ….. Ft. Wayne, IN ….. Allen County War Memorial
10/8 ….. Detroit, MI ….. Compuware Arena
10/10 ….. Huntington, WV ….. Big Sandy Superstore Arena
10/11 ….. Duluth, GA ….. Gwinnett Arena
10/12 ….. Knoxville, TN ….. Knoxville Civic Coliseum
10/14 ….. Orlando, FL ….. CFE Arena
10/16 ….. Biloxi, MS ….. MS Coast Coliseum
10/17 ….. Little Rock, AR ….. Verizon Arena
10/18….. Oklahoma City, OK ….. Chesapeake Center
10/20….. Wichita, KS ….. Intrust Bank Arena
10/21….. Lubbock, TX ….. Lonestar Amphitheatre
10/22 ….. Rio Rancho, NM ….. Santa Ana Star Center
10/24 ….. Las Vegas, NV ….. The Joint @ Hard Rock