Last night (7/16/18), Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin launched their massive co-headlining, North American Outdoor Amphitheater tour bringing their electrifying hard rock performances to a ravenous crowd at White River Amphitheater in Seattle, WA. The summer tour, co-produced by Live Nation and Frank Productions, will hit in 32 North American cities (see below) and features special guests Nothing More and Bad Wolves. For tickets to the biggest rock event of the summer, VIP offerings and more info, visit here and here.
The summer tour comes on the heels of the co-headliners’ two new hard rock album releases which topped the charts this spring. The multi-platinum Five Finger Death Punch–who released their seventh studio album, AND JUSTICE FOR NONE (May 18) debuting at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart –and multi-platinum artists, Breaking Benjamin—whose sixth studio album EMBER (released April 2018) debuted at #3.
Five Finger Death Punch’s AND JUSTICE FOR NONE (released via Prospect Records), has sold over100,000 albums and generated 100 million U.S. on-demand streams and over 250,000 US digital song sales. Fueled new single and video for “Sham Pain,” currently #7 at Active Rock and the Top 5 rock song “Gone Away,” AND JUSTICE FOR NONE marked the group’s fifth consecutive Top 5 album release. The album also had four #1 placements on other charts including: Top Digital Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Music Albums and AND JUSTICE FOR NONE is the #1 streaming Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album of 2018. Produced by the band and Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed) with And Justice For None, Five Finger Death Punch has once again stepped up their game maintaining their signature intensity, all while pushing themselves into new territories. PurchaseAND JUSTICE FOR NONE or stream the album here: https://fivefingerdeathpunch.com.
Breaking Benjamin’s self-produced sixth studio album, EMBER debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 in late April, selling over 200,000 albums to date. EMBER is the multi-platinum band’s fourth Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200, following 2015’s #1 debut for Dark Before Dawn, 2009’s Dear Agony which debuted #4 and 2006’s Phobia which debuted #2. EMBER has already spun off a #1 hit at Active Rock Radio with “Red Cold River”, granting the band their 8th #1 single. The album’s latest single, “Torn In Two” has already amassed over 10MM streams and is steadily climbing the Active Rock charts from a current #12 position. EMBER adds to a healthy 7MM+ album units sold for Breaking Benjamin and charted in the Top 10 across numerous countries Worldwide, as well as broke records by topping #1 charts across various genres, such as: Top Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums and Top Digital Albums. Purchase Ember or stream the new album here.
Nothing More released The Stories We Tell Ourselves (2017) and the album debuted at in the Top 20of the Billboard Top 200 as well as earned the band three nominations at the GRAMMY Awards earlier this year-including “Best Rock Album,”, “Best Rock Performance” and “Best Rock Song” for their#1 hit single “Go to War.” The band’s live show is a sight to behold, featuring a 400 lb., 14-foot-tall instrument made from scrap metal, automotive and motorcycle parts. Hand-crafted by bassist Daniel Oliver, a self-taught welder and metal artist, looks and sounds like nothing you’ve come across and must be seen to be believed. Nothing More released their latest single, “Just Say When” in April 2018, featuring a captivating performance by Tate McRae (So You Think You Can Dance) and D’Angelo Castro (World of Dance) depicting the innocence of young love and the emotional weight of love lost.
Bad Wolves released their debut Disobey, (May 2018) via Eleven Seven Music, achieved the #22 spoton the Billboard Top 200, #2 on the Hard Rock Chart, #4 on Rock, and #8 on the Top Current AlbumsChart’. The global breakout single “Zombie” has been certified Gold in the United States andAustralia as well as Platinum in Canada. The track has topped charts worldwide, including the U.S.iTunes overall and rock charts, Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart, while also reigning atop the Active Rock radio chart for three straight week. The official music video, a tribute to the late singer Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries and an homage to the original, has garnered over 125 million views across platforms. On June 19, 2018, Bad Wolves presented a$250,000 check to Dolores O’Riordan’s four children, and with a promise to donate all of their proceeds. Bad Wolves’ current single “Hear Me Now” feat. Diamante is quickly climbing up the charts and already at #22 this week.
Fans purchasing a ticket to the tour this summer will also support a good cause. The co-headliners each will donate $0.50 from every ticket sold to two charity organizations close to their hearts. Five Finger Death Punch has chosen C.O.P.S – Concerns Of Police Survivors, an organization whose mission is rebuilding shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths, through partnerships with law enforcement and the community. Breaking Benjamin has chosen Prevent Child Abuse America to help counteract the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children by promoting services that improve child well-being and developing programs that help to prevent all types of abuse and neglect.
Five Finger Death Punch + Breaking Benjamin Summer Tour Dates
* – 5fdp & Bad Wolves only/ ** – 5fdp, Breaking Benjamin & Bad Wolves only
7/18/18 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA **
7/20/18 – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
7/21/18 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
7/24/18 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
7/25/18 – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
7/27/18 – FivePoint Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
7/29/18 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM **
8/1/18 – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
8/3/18 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX **
8/4/18 – Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX
8/6/18 – BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove – Southaven, MS
8/7/18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
8/9/18 – Heritage Park Amphitheatre – Simpsonville, SC
8/11/18 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
8/12/18 – Verizon Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
8/14/18 – KeyBank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
8/15/18 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
8/17/18 – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
8/18/18 – Xfinity Center – Boston, MA
8/20/18 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
8/22/18 – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY **
8/24/18 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
8/25/18 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ **
8/28/18 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
8/29/18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
8/31/18 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Indianapolis, IN **
9/1/18 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
9/3/18 – Darien Lake Amphitheater – Darien Center, NY
9/6/18 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY **
9/7/18 – XFINITY Theatre – Hartford, CT
9/9/18 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH **