Monday, November 11, 2019

Heavy metal group ‘Five Finger Death Punch’ is coming

Five Finger Death Punch (L-R): Zoltan Bathory (guitars), Iva Moody (vocals), Jason Hook (guitars), Charlie Engen (drums) and Chris Kael (bass)
Five Finger Death Punch's musical style has generally been regarded as heavy metal, groove metal, thrash metal, alternative metal, hard rock and nu metal.  The group will be coming to Jacksonville, Florida as part of a U.S. Fall arena headlining tour including a stop in Jacksonville, FL on November 18 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

Fans can look forward to packed arenas at the not-to-be-missed rock show of Fall 2019 with direct support from Canadian rockers 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.”

Global chart-toppers Bad Wolves are coming fresh off their third #1 single in a row with “Remember When” which tells the haunting story of lead singer Tommy Vext and his incarcerated twin brother. Bad Wolves are currently working on their sophomore album to Disobey (due out this Fall) after making a name for themselves with their multi-platinum hit single
“Zombie” in 2018 and winning over the hearts of rock fans everywhere around the globe with their explosive live show.

“5FDP” 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 5FDP 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.  The song was mixed by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Shania Twain, Disturbed) and is available HERE.  Check out the official music video.  In 2019, Five Finger Death Punch also surpassed 3 billion streams worldwide and the multi-platinum group continues to shatter records across the board. See all show dates on their website.
Five Finger Death Punch

DATE: Mon., November 18, 2019

TIME: 6:30 P.M.
TICKETS: range from $16 and up

LOCATION: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A Philip Randolph Blvd.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 630-3900

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