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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH AND SHINEDOWN JOIN FORCES
TO CO-HEADLINE FALL'S BIGGEST ARENA ROCK TOUR PRODUCED BY FRANK PRODUCTIONS/NS2/CMoore Live
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS SIXX:A.M. AND SUPPORT FROM AS LIONS
VIP PRE-SALE BEGINS THIS WEDNESDAY; LOCAL AND VENUE
PRE-SALES START THURSDAY AND GENERAL TICKET ON SALE
KICKS OFF THIS FRIDAY AT 10 AM ET
SIXX:A.M. NEW ALBUM - PRAYERS FOR THE DAMNED -
OUT THIS FRIDAY
LOS ANGELES, CA - - Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown are partnering to co-headline the biggest Fall Arena Rock Tour 2016 produced by Frank Productions/NS2/ CMoore Live
- an epic trek that kicks off on October 18th in Little Rock, AR, and
crisscrosses North America through December. See tour dates below. More
dates will be announced soon.
The tour is also highlighted by Special Guest SIXX:A.M. featuring vocalist/producer James Michael, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Dj Ashba. UK newcomers As Lions, featuring Austin Dickinson, will round out the supporting lineup, following the tour's previous openers-turned-success stories Nothing More and From Ashes To New.
available for purchase via VIP and fan club pre-sales today at 10 am ET
at Ticketmaster.com. Local and venue pre-sales begin tomorrow, April
28th, at 10 am local time on Ticketmaster.com. The general public
on-sale starts this Friday, April 29th at 10 am local time. For more
information and exclusive VIP Packages, go HERE or HERE.
Says Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory
about the tour: "I wanted to give you a brilliant quote about trying to
keep rock music alive by assembling bills that can sell out arenas
where everyone can have the production rock shows deserve, or bringing
out new talented bands and expose them to huge crowds... or about
rebuilding a community with the help of rock radio, and donating to good
causes while we are at it... but we are so busy doing it that I ran out
Shinedown has always been about sharing the undeniable power of rock music," says Shinedown frontman Brent Smith.
"And performing live is where we make that connection most directly,
where we can truly experience that power together with our fans in its
purest form because we are literally sharing the same physical space,
living in that moment as one. Five Finger Death Punch shares that
passion and commitment, and, like us, leaves it all out on the stage
every single night. Come experience the power of rock music with us."
are really excited and proud to be part of this tour with FFPD and
Shinedown. Having spent many months in the studio recording Prayers for
the Damned, it will give us the opportunity to play our new songs and
hits in arenas", says bassist Nikki Sixx. "They have been such
supporters of new music and we are grateful for the opportunity to be a
part of this powerful night of music!" adds vocalist & producer
James Michael. "I can't tell you how excited we are to be sharing the
bill with FFDP and Shinedown, this tour is going to be off the f'n
chain, can't wait to see you all out there!" states guitarist Dj Ashba.
"This will be the most explosive and dynamic rock tour these cities have ever experienced!" added Frank Productions president Charlie Goldstone.
bands have partnered to donate $1 from each ticket sold on the tour to
four hand-picked charitable organizations close to their hearts: Five
Finger Death Punch chose the Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation, Shinedown selected MusiCares, SIXX:A.M.will support Jada Pinkett Smith's Anti-Human Trafficking organization Don't Sell Bodies, and As Lions will donate to Make A Wish America.
In addition to the $1 donation per ticket, the bands have teamed up
with Crowdrise to give fans the option to enter for the chance to win
VIP tickets plus a Meet & Greet by choosing to donate an additional
$5 at the time of purchase. Fans who don't live in one of the cities on
the tour, but would still like to support the efforts, can visit Crowdrise
to donate $5 and be entered for a chance to win a flyaway to the show
of their choice plus a Meet & Greet with all four bands.
Coinciding with the announcement of the Fall tour, Five Finger Death Punch are also celebrating the platinum certification of their 2009 album War Is The Answer,as well as the gold certification of their 2013 album The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Vol. 1.
Shinedown recently launched "Asking For It" - the third single off of the multiplatinum rock band's current album "THREAT TO SURVIVAL"
- with an electrifying performance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!."
"Asking For It" follows the album's back-to-back #1 singles "Cut The
Cord" and "State Of My Head," and looks to build upon the band's already
record-setting tally of 20 chart-topping singles.
SIXX: A.M. will release their highly anticipated fourth album,Prayers for the Damned this Friday, April 29th. Pre-order the album http://smarturl.it/SixxAMPFTD.
Five Finger Death Punch's highly acclaimed sixth album, Got Your Six,
hit new sales heights for the band around the world with its September
2015 debut. In the U.S., it debuted at #1 on Top Album chart, #1 on the
Overall Digital Album chart, and #1 on the Hard Music Album chart, as
well as at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, and sold 115K in the first week
of release. This was the first #1 Album for the Las Vegas
hard-rockers. Impressive international chart numbers rolled in from
Australia and Canada (#3), Germany and Sweden (#5), and the UK (#6), to
name a few. Five Finger Death Punchhave grown exponentially in
just a few years, racking up 16 consecutive top 10 hits, five #1 hits,
four gold and a platinum album. With the release of 2013's The Wrong
Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1 (recently
certified gold) and Volume 2, the band created continuous new content
with which they outsold the majority of bands in their genre, selling 2
million albums over the past three years in North America alone. The
band is currently taking Got Your Six around the world touring
throughout 2017. Don't miss the brand new lyric video for "Boots and Blood," from Got Your Six, premiering tomorrow, April 27th. For more info on the band, visit: www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com.
Known worldwide for their unparalleled streak of hits, Shinedown
is without question one of the most successful rock bands of the
21st century. The band's unmatched ascendancy over multi-format rock
radio has seen the band achieve a record setting 20 #1 singles,
including back-to-back chart-toppers "Cut The Cord" and "State Of My
Head" off of their latest album, "THREAT TO SURVIVAL." Released
last fall, "THREAT TO SURVIVAL" debuted at #1 on both Billboard's Rock
Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart, and #5 overall on the Billboard 200.
The band just launched the album's 3rdsingle "Asking For It."
Shinedown exploded onto the rock scene with 2003's RIAA-certified
Platinum debut album "LEAVE A WHISPER," has had every album since - "US
AND THEM" (2005), "THE SOUND OF MADNESS" (2008), "AMARYLLIS" (2012) -
score either Gold or Platinum success. Hailed by fans as a fiery and
always exciting live act, Shinedown have toured hard throughout their
career, including countless headline treks and festival appearances. The
band has shared their explosive performances with a national audience
through high profile television appearances on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and TODAY, CBS' The Early Show, and TBS' Conan,
among others. In 2009, Shinedown received an American Music Award
nomination for "Best Alternative Rock Band." Shinedown is: Brent Smith
(vocals), Barry Kerch (drums), Zach Myers (guitars), and Eric Bass
(bass). For more information, please visit www.shinedown.com.
Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, SIXX:A.M.'s
mission has remained steadfast: to provide the masses with iconic, hard
rock that boasts unrivaled musicianship. Comprised of vocalist and
producer James Michael, guitarist Dj Ashba, and bassist Nikki Sixx, the band has released three studio albums; The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack (2007), This Is Gonna Hurt (2011), and Modern Vintage (2014), and has sold over 1 million albums globally. On April 29th, SIXX:A.M. will release Volume 1 of their new double album Prayers for the Damned via Eleven Seven Music. The album's first single "Rise" is currently #7 on the Rock charts and climbing. The band recently announced their #ReasonToRise campaign,
in which they urge people to look at their surroundings and take a
stand for issues they believe in. Fans can share on social media what
makes them raise their fists and act using the hashtag #ReasonToRise. Watch the video for "Rise" here. The band will kick off their global 2016 Prayers for the Damned Tour at Welcome to Rockville on April 30th followed by performances at all other major US and European festivals
this spring and summer with a string of US headline shows in May and
many more dates soon to be announced. For more information on tour dates
and the band, please visit www.sixxammusic.com.
comprised of vocalist Austin Dickinson, guitarists Conor O'Keefe and
Will Homer, bassist Stefan Whiting, and drummer Dave Fee formed in late
2014 and have been on the road ever since. Called the "Hot New Band of
2015" by Metal Hammer, the band has been keeping busy by touring
building a national following through the United Kingdom. This year, As Lions will
release their debut album, produced by multi-platinum award-winning
producer David Bendeth, (Paramore, Papa Roach), on Better Noise Records.www.aslionsband.com.