Fall’s most anticipated US Arena Rock Tour kicked off to raging crowds last night in Little Rock, AR. Co-headliners, Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown blew fans away with their over-the-top productions and crowd pleasing sets. Rounding out the lineup are special guests, SIXX:A.M., and UK new comers, As Lions.
U.S. Arena Tour Kicks Off October 18th
SIXX:A.M. unleash the first new track, “We Will Not Go Quietly,” from their November 18 release, Vol. 2 Prayers for the Blessed TODAY! Fans, who pre-order the new album via iTunes HERE, will instantly receive a download of the song in their iTunes library. Exclusive 'Vol. 2 Prayers For The Blessed' album bundles available HERE. The official video for the outsider anthem also premieres today and was directed by iconic director Wayne Isham (Michael Jackson, Muse, Britney Spears). Filmed during their show in Edmonton, Alberta last month, the video offers viewers a “show-day-in-the-life-of” the band, in addition to their powerful on-stage energy. Watch it HERE.
“We Will Not Go Quietly” can also be heard as the theme song of A&E’s Gangland Undercover, which begins airing December 2 (check local listings).
"We Will Not Go Quietly" takes the call-to-action spirit of RISE to a whole new level. It reflects the raw passion with which mankind fights as some of our most basic human rights are being threatened. We are excited to share the song and video with everyone and hope that it inspires people to continue to strive to make the world a better place." -James Michael
Written and recorded at the same time as Vol. 1, Prayers For The Damned (April 2016), Vol. 2 Prayers For The Blessed acts as a companion piece to the first volume while simultaneously elevating the band's sound in every area. "This band has always found the light within the darkness and I think that's especially evident on this album," Ashba explains. Fans can sample songs from the album NOW via the album teaser HERE. From the lead single, "We Will Not Go Quietly", to the operatic show stopper, "Maybe It's Time", and groove-driven, radio-ready rocker, "That's Gonna Leave A Scar," Prayers For The Blessed displays the many sides of Sixx:A.M.'s sound, something that the band was able to develop by ramping up the amount of time they spent out on the road. "We really found ourselves onstage and it's influencing the way we write," says Nikki Sixx. "We started focusing on our music not only as songwriters and lyricists but also stayed conscious of what would transfer over live to the audience.”
Touring three continents this year, Sixx:A.M. are excited to share their music with a global audience and perform the songs from Prayers For The Blessed. After wrapping up live performances across Canada and Japan, the band will embark on the U.S. leg of their tour which kicks off October 18 at Verizon Arena in Little Rock, AR and includes stops in Denver, Las Vegas, Anaheim and Philadelphia. Tickets for the tour can be purchased HERE.
PRAYERS FOR THE BLESSED Track Listing:
1 Barbarians (Prayers For The Blessed)
2 We Will Not Go Quietly
3 Wolf At Your Door
4 Maybe It’s Time
5 The Devil’s Coming
7 That’s Gonna Leave a Scar
8 Without You
10 Riot In My Head
Located at Dj Ashba’s flagship Ashba Clothing retail store at The Stratosphere Las Vegas, the event will kick off at midnight and will be open to the public.
Canada’s biggest arena rock tour of the Fall kicked off to raging crowds with massive shows in Abbotsford, BC, Penticton, BC, and a sold-out performance in Calgary, AB this past weekend.
SIXX:A.M. announce the release of their fifth studio album Vol. 2, Prayers For The Blessed, out November 18 via Eleven Seven Music. The album will be available for pre-order beginning October 14. Check out all the details now!
VIP PRE-SALE BEGINS AUGUST 22 AT 10AM LOCAL TIME;
SPOTIFY PRE-SALE STARTS AUGUST 24 AT 10AM LOCAL TIME;
LOCAL VENUE AND RADIO PRE-SALES START AUGUST 25 AT 10AM LOCAL TIME
LOS ANGELES, AUGUST 19, 2016 – Due to overwhelming fan demand, Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown announce additional dates for their massive Fall Arena tour across America, to extend through December 10. The tour is produced by Frank Productions/NS2/ CMoore Live and kicks off in Little Rock, AR on October 18, as both bands share stages on this co-headline run. Joining them as Special Guests will be SIXX:A.M. featuring vocalist/producer James Michael, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Dj Ashba. UK newcomers As Lions, featuring Austin Dickinson are rounding out the lineup as opener. Watch a preview of the tour.
Tickets are available for purchase via VIP August 22 at 10am Eastern Time. Fan club pre-sales begin on August 23 at 10am local time. Spotify pre-sale begins August 24 at 10am local time. Local venue and radio pre-sales begin August 25 at 10am local time. General on sales begin August 26 at 10am local time. For more information and exclusive VIP Packages, go HERE, HERE or HERE.
The four 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 ticket purchase. Also, 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.
Five Finger Death Punch recently released their fourth single, “I Apologize,” from their #1 album Got Your Six. The song is rapidly climbing the Rock charts while the video is nearing four million views after only a short amount of time. The chilling clip follows Ivan Moody through a cemetery housing our era’s most notable deceased rock icons, ranging from Elvis to Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse to Jimi Hendrix. It was shot at Los Angeles’ famed Angelus Rosedale Cemetery with Nathan Cox directing the band-conceived storyline. Watch the video here. Five Finger Death Punch are currently in the studio recording the follow up album to Got Your Six which will be released sometime in 2017.
Shinedown’s latest single “Asking For It” – the third off of the multiplatinum rock band’s current album Threat To Survival– made its premiere with an electrifying performance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The track follows back-to-back #1 singles “Cut The Cord” and “State Of My Head,” and is currently top 3 at Rock radio, looking to build upon the band’s record-setting tally of 20 chart-topping singles. Showing their lighter side, the band released a humorous, tongue-in-cheek video for “Asking For It” in both long-form and as a radio edit version. You can see both at Shinedown’s official YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/shinedown. Shinedown is currently in the midst of headlining the 6th annual Carnival of Madness tour. The band plans to release their fourth single, “How Did You Love,” next month.
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 Punch have grown exponentially in just a few years, racking up 16 consecutive top 10 hits, five #1 hits, six gold and one platinum album. With the release of 2013’s The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1 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. For more info visit: www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com. Prior to joining the U.S. run, Five Finger Death Punch will embark on their most extensive tour of Canada to date this September, co-headlining Canadian arenas from cost-to-coast with Papa Roach. See all Canadian dates HERE.
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. 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 previously 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. released their fourth studio album, Volume 1, Prayers for the Damned – the first installment of their 2016 double album- via Eleven Seven Music.
Volume 2 is set to be released later this Fall. Following the success of their Top 3 hit “Rise” earlier this year, SIXX:A.M.’s new single, the title track of Volume 1, Prayers for the Damned is currently storming the rock charts in the U.S. and Canada. For more information on tour dates and the band, please visit www.sixxammusic.com
As Lions, 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 EP, produced by multi-platinum award-winning producer David Bendeth, (Paramore, Papa Roach), on Better Noise Records. www.aslionsband.com
Five Finger Death Punch / Shinedown
*denotes newly announced date
10/18 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena
10/19 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theater*
10/21 Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena*
10/22 Wichita, KS - Intrust Bank Arena
10/23 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
10/25 West Valley City, UT - Maverik Center
10/27 Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
10/28 Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena
10/29 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
10/31 San Jose, CA - SAP Center
11/02 Portland, OR - Moda Center
11/03 Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
11/05 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
11/07 Boise, ID - Taco Bell Arena
11/09 Billings, MT - MetraPark Fairgrounds
11/11 Bismarck, ND - Bismarck Civic Center
11/12 Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford Premier Center*
11/13 La Crosse, WI - La Crosse Center*
11/15 Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center – Veterans Memorial Coliseum*
11/17 Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
11/18 Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
11/19 Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center*
11/21 Toledo, OH - Huntington Center*
11/22 Rochester, NY - Blue Cross Arena*
11/25 Worcester, MA - DCU Center*
11/26 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center*
11/27 Portland, ME - Cross Insurance Arena*
11/29 Syracuse, NY - OnCenter*
12/1 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center*
12/2 Hershey, PA - Giant Center*
12/3 Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Superstore Arena*
12/5 Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena*
12/6 Charleston, SC - N. Charleston Civic Center*
12/8 Orlando, FL - Amway Arena*
12/9 Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena*
12/10 Duluth, GA - Infinite Energy Center*
SIXX:A.M. is ready to showcase the track the band deemed worthy of sharing the name of the album, “Prayers For The Damned” as their latest single + tease new video for the song and take you behind the scenes on their World Tour.
$1 from every ticket purchased will be donated to a Wildfire Relief Charity
Tickets on Sale This Friday
Sixx:A.M. is very excited to announce that they will be appearing as Special Guests for Five Finger Death Punch + Papa Roach on Canada's biggest co-headline arena rock tour in cities demanded by the fans.
With 10 #1 singles and over 25 Top 10 singles between them, millions of video streams and fans all over the globe, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and PAPA ROACH have been dominating the airwaves throughout their careers. Both bands—who have been heralded, by fans and press alike, as having killer live shows—have come together to co-headline Canadian arenas from coast to coast for the first time this fall, presented by Mascioli Entertainment and Evenko with $1 of each ticket sold being donated to a wildfire relief charity organization soon to be announced. See the tour dates further below and watch a special teaser previewing the Canadian Tour below.
Exclusive 5FDP/PR demand ticket & VIP pre-sale start - Tuesday 6/14, 10:00am EST
HMV Exclusive Pre-sale - Wednesday 6/15, 10:00am EST
Local venue & radio pre-sale kick off - Thursday, 6/16, 10am local time
General Public Onsale - Friday, 6/17, 10am local time
For tickets, more info and details on FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, PAPA ROACH and SIXX:A.M. VIP package offerings, go to http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/tour and http://paparoach.com/events and http://sixxammusic.com
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, PAPA ROACH + SIXX:A.M. actively involved the fans by giving them the opportunity to request the tour come to their city via a “demand campaign” housed at http://demand.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/, http://demand.paparoach.com/, and http://demand.sixxammusic.com/
An overwhelming 60,000 Canadian fans responded to the call to action and made their voices heard.
Zoltan Bathory (guitar) of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH states: “We took this Demand Campaign everywhere. We had huge success with it in the USA, and in Europe it even won the “Arena Tour Of The Year” award… It’s not surprising in a way as it is inclusive of the fans - they vote and we are listening. What a concept, right? Nobody learns from talking, you learn from listening.”
“When we did this tour last year in the USA, it was truly the Best Tour Ever. We heard from so many of our Canadian fans that really wanted to see this show – so we’re bringing it to them. Really cannot be more excited to go back – even heading east of Quebec. This is one show you won’t wanna miss.” says PAPA ROACH vocalist, Jacoby Shaddix.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH AND PAPA ROACH previously co-headlined American and European arenas to great success last Fall and won the prestigious “Arena Tour Of The Year” award from the German Promoters Association.
Special guests on the tour will be SIXX:A.M., whose single, “Rise” is currently #3 on the Canadian Rock Chart. Their recent April 29 global release of Prayers For The Damned, Vol. 1, debuted at #1 on the US Independent Album Chart, #2 on the US Rock Albums Chart, #7 on Canada’s Billboard Top 200 Chart, and in the Top 5 Album Chart around the globe. Vocalist James Michael says: "We've been getting tremendous support for our new single “Rise” from the fans and from Canadian radio. We are thrilled to be touring Canada this fall with FFDP and Papa Roach!"
Support comes from newcomers FROM ASHES TO NEW who will play songs from their debut Better Noise Records release, Day One, including “Through It All” and “Lost And Alone”, to audiences all across Canada.
Friday, September 9, 2016 - ABBOTSFORD, BC - ABBOTSFORD CENTRE
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - PENTICTON, BC - SOUTH OKANAGAN CENTRE
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - CALGARY, AB - GREY EAGLE CASINO
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - LETHBRIDGE, AB - ENMAX CENTRE
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - REGINA, SK - BRANDT CENTRE
Friday, September 16, 2016 - MEDICINE HAT, AB - CANALTA CENTRE
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - EDMONTON, AB - REXALL PLACE
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - SASKATOON, SK - SASKTEL CENTRE
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - WINNIPEG, MB - MTS CENTRE
Friday, September 23, 2016 - OSHAWA, ON - GM CENTRE
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - LONDON, ON - BUDWEISER GARDENS
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - MONCTON, NB - MONCTON COLISEUM
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - HALIFAX, NS - SCOTIA BANK CENTRE
* look out for additional dates to be announced in the near future