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Five Finger Death Punch announce co-headlining tour with Shinedown

Posted by on April 26, 2016

five finger death punch 306Five Finger Death Punch probably woke up today with a million messages and inquiries from fans and friends regarding the lawsuit against them by their label over making terrible music and having a drunk frontman. But as we have known by previous experience with them, the best way they can respond to these accusations is by covering their ears and yelling to the top of their lungs “I can’t hear you, here’s a new tour we’re doing, la la la la.”

FFDP just announced a new co-headliner tour with Shinedown and will be joined by Youtube’s public enemy #1 Sixx: A.M. and As Lions. Wordsmith and FFDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory commented 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 of quotes.”

Regardless of your opinion of the band, that’s a great quote right there. The bands have partnered to donate $1 from each ticket sold on the tour to four hand-picked charitable organizations close to their hearts: FFDP 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-and-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-and-greet with all four bands.

More interesting than the tour itself is finding out how will this tour take place with the crap storm they have going on with frontman Ivan Moody’s condition and the lawsuit from their label. We’ll just have to see if things get sorted out by then, meanwhile, the list of dates, with more to be added, can be found below:

Tour dates :

Oct. 18 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
Oct. 22 – Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena
Oct. 23 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Oct. 25 – West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
Oct. 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Oct. 28 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Oct. 29 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Oct. 31 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Nov. 02 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Nov. 03 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
Nov. 05 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Nov. 07 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
Nov. 09 – Billings, MT – MetraPark Fairgrounds
Nov. 11 – Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center
Nov. 17 – Cincinnati, OH -U.S. Bank Arena
Nov. 18 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center

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