FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in the fall. The trek will start on November 1 with two special kick-off shows in the band's hometown of Las Vegas on November 1 and 2 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Multi-platinum Canadian rock band THREE DAYS GRACE, global rock sensation BAD WOLVES and newcomers FIRE FROM THE GODS will join FFDP on the fall tour. Fan pre-sale and VIP pre-sale underway. General tickets will go on sale July 26 at 10 a.m. local time.
Citi is the official pre-sale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, July 24 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, July 25 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi EntertainmentSM.
Fans can look forward to packed arenas at the not-to-be-missed rock show of fall 2019 with direct support from THREE DAYS GRACE. Since 2003, the band has staked a spot amongst the hard rock vanguard, quietly breaking records, toppling charts, moving millions of units worldwide, and making history by holding the all-time record for "most #1 singles at Active Rock Radio ever" with 14. The Ontario, Canada quartet — Matt Walst (lead vocals), Barry Stock (lead guitar), Brad Walst (bass) and Neil Sanderson (drums, percussion, keyboards, programming) — continue to blaze that trail on their sixth full-length album, the aptly titled "Outsider" (RCA Records].
Says FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory about the lineup of the tour: "People always say 'rock will never die,' but for that to be actually true, it's important to have successful breakout bands that create a healthy scene. A scene that can sustain everything from arena headliners to the experimental and the underground. We always understood this so we have been actively curating and giving a platform to bands we think are great and have a chance to make it to the next level — so we took out NOTHING MORE who got two number one hits and got nominated for multiple Grammys, then FROM ASHES TO NEW who ended up landing several Top 10 singles. Next we introduced BAD WOLVES who are now doing amazing and have three #1 hit singles. On this upcoming tour, we are bringing FIRE FROM THE GODS, who we think will be another important band for the future of this genre. As for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, the band is better than ever, firing on all cylinders so we are really looking forward to this tour and our next chapter."
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will donate a portion from every ticket sold on the tour to the Gary Sinise Foundation which honors America's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need. This marks a continuation of the relationship FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH started with the foundation when it was named beneficiary of the proceeds from their collaboration hit single "Blue On Black", which has been dominating the rock radio charts this summer, holding the #1 spot for four consecutive weeks. It features the legendary Brian May, as well as two of the biggest names in country and blues rock, Brantley Gilbert and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Titans in each of their respective genres, the artists came together to merge country and mainstream rock to re-create the classic song (originally recorded and co-written by Shepherd) and to take country rock to the next level. "Blue On Black" is now one of the Top 10-selling rock songs of 2019, along with QUEEN, IMAGINE DRAGONS and PANIC AT THE DISCO.
Nov. 01 - Las Vegas NV @ The Joint @ Hard Rock
Nov. 02 - Las Vegas NV @ The Joint @ Hard Rock
Nov. 05 - Tucson AZ @ Tucson Arena
Nov. 07 - El Paso TX @ Don Haskins Arena
Nov. 09 - Corpus Christi TX @ American Bank Center
Nov. 10 - Beaumont TX @ Ford Park Center
Nov. 12 - Baton Rouge LA @ Raising Cane's River Center Arena
Nov. 13 - Huntsville AL @ Von Braun Center Arena
Nov. 15 - Pensacola FL @ Pensacola Bay Center
Nov. 16 - Ft. Meyer FL @ Hertz Arena
Nov. 18 - Jacksonville FL @ Vystar Veterans Arena
Nov. 20 - Columbia SC @ Colonial Life Arena
Nov. 22 - Greensboro NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Arena
Nov. 23 - Chattanooga TN @ McKenzie Arena
Nov. 26 - Columbus OH @ Nationwide Arena
Nov. 27 - Youngstown OH @ Covelli Centre
Nov. 29 - Knoxville TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
Nov. 30 - Charleston SC @ North Charleston Coliseum
Dec. 02 - Norfolk VA @ Norfolk Scope Arena
Dec. 03 - Allentown PA @ PPL Center
Dec. 05 - Toledo OH @ The Huntington Arena
Dec. 06 - Lexington KY @ Rupp Arena
Dec. 08 - Peoria IL @ Peoria Civic Center
Dec. 09 - Fort Wayne IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Dec. 11 - Madison WI @ Alliant Energy Center
Dec. 12 - Duluth MN @ Amsoil Arena
Dec. 14 - Omaha NE @ CHI Health Center
Dec. 15 - Des Moines IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
Bathory said in a recent video from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's latest recording sessions that its eighth studio album, due out in early 2020, will be a musical "roller coaster."
Bathory explained in the clip: "It feels like it is gonna be a heavier record. I'm kind of in the 'War Is The Answer'  mood — the first, second record, that's some of the kind of stuff that's in my head right now. It's always a balance. Jason [Hook, guitar] will bring the midtempo, the slower niceties. Naturally, our records always end up being a mixture. It has to be a roller coaster, it has to be a ride. It has to be a full landscape."
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is recording its new album with its regular producer, Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who works out of his private Las Vegas facility, The Hideout Recording Studio.
The drums on the follow-up to 2018's "And Justice For None" were laid down by Charlie "The Engine" Engen. Engen made his live debut with the group during its fall 2018 tour with BREAKING BENJAMIN. He stepped in for original FIVE FINGER drummer Jeremy Spencer, who left the band in December.
Hook called Engen "a beast" behind the kit, while guitarist Bathory described him as "an unbelievable drummer."
It's not clear at the moment whether Engen will be made a permanent member of the band or will continue as a hired hand.