FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, IVAN MOODY (vocals), ZOLTAN BATHORY (guitar), JEREMY SPENCER (drums), JASON HOOK (guitar) and CHRIS KAEL (bass),have today announced that they will be returning to Europe next Spring after a triumphant run of UK arena shows last week with Avenged Sevenfold. These dates in March/April will be their most expansive headline tour of Europe yet.
The band will finish the year in Russia with four headline shows. They kick off 2014 at Florida’s ShipRocked in January, before heading over to Australia for the Soundwave Festival.
Support for this tour will come from sharp dressed Texans, Upon A Burning Body. Hotly tipped as ones to watch in 2014, the band had a huge summer on the Vans Warped Tour in the US in support of their 2012 release, ‘Red, White and Green’ and will be hitting the studio in January to record their 3rd album, due for release next summer via Sumerian Records.
5FDP released the second instalment of their masterwork titled THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL, VOLUME 2, on November 18th via Eleven Seven Music, which entered the Billboard Top 200 at No 2.
Earlier this year, THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL, VOLUME 1 also debuted at No. 2 in the U.S. (selling 113,000 albums in its first week). It also charted at No. 3 in Canada, No. 4 on Germany’s mainstream charts, No.12 in Australia and No. 21 in the UK. The single “Battle Born” was play listed on key Rock Radio shows around the world.
Since their formation in 2006, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has evolved into a melodic rock machine. The band has produced three Gold certified albums in the U.S.–The Way of The Fist (2007), War Is The Answer (2009) and American Capitalist (2011)–with cumulative single sales now exceeding over 4.5 million worldwide. Their songs have appeared on the hit games Splatterhouse and Madden 13, as well as in NBC’s hit shows, Criminal Minds and Revolution in the U.S. and their videos played on Scuzz TV and Kerrang! TV in the UK. They have graced numerous magazine covers across the globe including Metal Hammer Magazine’s 250th Anniversary Collector’s Edition which included a career-spanning 11 Track exclusive CD of Five Finger Death Punch tracks.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH UK DATES
FRIDAY 28 O2 ACADEMY BIRMINGHAM
SUNDAY 30 LONDON FORUM
TUESDAY 1 MANCHESTER ACADEMY
THURSDAY 3 O2 ACADEMY GLASGOW
Tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 13th December 2013 priced £18.00 regionally / £19.50 London
(subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk