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Greetings Noise Creeps in internet land, Jason Hook here, lead axe slinger, head chopper and today's keyboard warrior from Five Finger Death Punch here!

I have been asked to provide the latest installment of the the Trespass America tour diary, so hold on tight, grab the straps and read on.First off, let me tell you we're all having an amazing time! I don't mean to sound cliche, it's the truth. The eight bands on this bill were rallied, captured and hand selected like the finest blue fin tuna out of Tokyo Bay. All these guys are our friends and we knew it would make a better tour when you're with your friends. We were right.

5FDP is rolling PHAT on this one, we have four tour busses, four semi's and 31 crew members. It's by far the largest show we have put together and I'm sure anyone who has seen the show can attest to that. The 1/2 million dollar video light show is so goddamn awesome to look at, I find my self staring back at it all the time. Anyway, enough about lights.We kicked off the tour with a sold out show in Denver, real nice considering it was Ivan's home town and he had 150 people on the frigging guest list... Geez, Ivan! I find myself watching Killswitch Engage just about every night as they are one of my faves, as well as Emmure, which, if you haven't checked them out yet they're lethal. I had a long gear conversation with Jesse Keitve the other day, we're both obsessed with our equipment.

We just spent five days playing Texas dates and OMG, the weather was fucking Africa HOT! It was 110 degrees every day and sticky humid. Luckily it's a cool 68 on the bus :-) where we spend most of the day watching the satellite dish in the front lounge! Go MILITARY Channel!Today we're in Nashville (where it ain't that much cooler) and we're staying in the biggest rad hotel I have ever seen it's like a glass dome with a tropical jungle in the middle... I can hear monkeys and waterfalls outside my window... weird.

I'm pretty excited 'cause tomorrow I'm heading down to the legendary Gibson Guitars factory to finalize the design of my signature explorer. This guitar is going to be different than any Explorer you have ever seen. It's called the M4 - SHERMAN (USA WWII Tank) and it will be in Guitar Centers across the country in November.

That's about it for now... if you haven't already, come down and spend the day with us at Trespass America! You wont be disappointed, it's a pure good time!

Over and out ....

Jason HookTrespass America tour dates:

Aug. 07 - Syracuse, NY @ SRC Arena
Aug. 08 - Glens Falls, NY @ Glens Falls Civic Center
Aug. 10 - Scarborough, ME @ Scarborough Downs
Aug. 14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Aug. 15 - Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
Aug. 17 - Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
Aug. 18 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Aug. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Penn's Landing
Aug. 22 - Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum
Aug. 25 - Rio Rancho, NM @ Santa Ana Star Center
Aug. 26 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
Aug. 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

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