Five Finger Death Punch + Shinedown to Co-Headline Fall 2016 Tour With Sixx: A.M. + As Lions
Five Finger Death Punch have been at the center of some of the biggest fall tour packages of recent years and they're keeping the tradition alive by teaming up with Shinedown for a major fall 2016 run. The trek will also feature support from Sixx: A.M. and U.K. newcomers As Lions.
The trek begins Oct. 18 in Little Rock, Ark., ventures west and then heads back east before wrapping up in December. So far, only dates have been announced through mid-November, but more shows will be announced shortly.
Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory says 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."
"Shinedown has always been about sharing the undeniable power of rock music,” says frontman Brent Smith. "And performing live is where we make that connection most directly, where we can truly experience that power together with our fans in its purest form because we are literally sharing the same physical space, living in that moment as one. Five Finger Death Punch shares that passion and commitment, and, like us, leaves it all out on the stage every single night. Come experience the power of rock music with us."
“We are really excited and proud to be part of this tour with FFDP and Shinedown. Having spent many months in the studio recording Prayers for the Damned, it will give us the opportunity to play our new songs and hits in arenas," says Sixx: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx. "They have been such supporters of new music and we are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this powerful night of music," adds singer-producer James Michael. "I can’t tell you how excited we are to be sharing the bill with FFDP and Shinedown, this tour is going to be off the f’n chain, can’t wait to see you all out there,” states guitarist DJ Ashba.
The bands have partnered up to donate $1 from each ticket sold on the tour to four handpicked charitable organizations -- the Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation (chosen by FFDP), MusiCares (chosen by Shinedown), Jada Pinkett Smith's Anti-Human Trafficking organization Don't Sell Bodies (chosen by Sixx: A.M.) and the Make-A-Wish Foundation (chosen by As Lions). In addition, the bands have teamed up with Crowdrise to give fans the option to enter for a chance to win VIP tickets and a meet-and-greet by choosing to donate an additional $5 at the time of purchase. There is also an option for those who don't live in the markets of the shows they are attending to visit Crowdrise to donate $5 to be entered for a chance to win a flyaway package for the show of their choosing as well as a meet-and-greet with all four bands.
Tickets for the tour are available for purchase via VIP and fan club pre-sales this Wednesday (April 27) at 10AM ET via Ticketmaster. Local and venue pre-sales begin April 28 at 10AM local time via Ticketmaster, with the general public on-sale starting this Friday (April 29) at 10AM local time. For additional info and VIP packages, check here and here.
Five Finger Death Punch / Shinedown / Sixx: A.M. / As Lions Fall 2016 Tour Dates
10/18 -- Little Rock, Ark. -- Verizon Arena
10/22 -- Wichita, Kan. -- Intrust Bank Arena
10/23 -- Denver, Colo. -- Pepsi Center
10/25 -- West Valley City, Utah -- Maverik Center
10/27 -- Phoenix, Ariz. -- Talking Stick Resort Arena
10/28 -- Las Vegas, Nev. -- T-Mobile Arena
10/29 -- Anaheim, Calif. -- Honda Center
10/31 -- San Jose, Calif. -- SAP Center
11/02 -- Portland, Ore. -- Moda Center
11/03 -- Spokane, Wash. -- Spokane Arena
11/05 -- Tacoma, Wash. -- Tacoma Dome
11/07 -- Boise, Idaho -- Taco Bell Arena
11/09 -- Billings, Mont. -- MetraPark Fairgrounds
11/11 -- Bismarck, N.D. -- Bismarck Civic Center
11/17 -- Cincinnati, Ohio -- U.S. Bank Arena
11/18 -- Louisville, Ky. -- KFC Yum! Center
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