The tour is also highlighted by Special Guest SIXX:A.M. featuring vocalist/producer James Michael, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Dj Ashba. UK newcomers As Lions, featuring Austin Dickinson, will round out the supporting lineup, following the tour’s previous openers-turned-success stories Nothing More and From Ashes To New.
Tickets are available for purchase via VIP and fan club pre-sales tomorrow at 10 am ET at Ticketmaster.com. Local and venue pre-sales begin Thursday, April 28th, at 10 am local time on Ticketmaster.com. The general public on-sale starts this Friday, April 29th at 10 am local time. For more information and exclusive VIP Packages, go HERE or HERE
Says Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory 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 Shinedown 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 FFPD 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 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 vocalist & 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.
“This will be the most explosive and dynamic rock tour these cities have ever experienced!” added Frank Productions president Charlie Goldstone.
The bands have partnered to donate $1 from each ticket sold on the tour to four hand-picked charitable organizations close to their hearts: Five Finger Death Punch chose the Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation, Shinedown selected MusiCares, SIXX:A.M. will support Jada Pinkett Smith's Anti-Human Trafficking organization Don't Sell Bodies, and As Lions will donate to Make A Wish America. In addition to the $1 donation per ticket, the bands have teamed up with Crowdrise to give fans the option to enter for the chance to win VIP tickets plus a Meet & Greet by choosing to donate an additional $5 at the time of purchase. Fans who don't live in one of the cities on the tour, but would still like to support the efforts, can visit Crowdrise to donate $5 and be entered for a chance to win a flyaway to the show of their choice plus a Meet & Greet with all four bands.
SIXX: A.M. will release their highly anticipated fourth album,Prayers for the Damned this Friday, April 29th. Pre-order the album http://smarturl.it/SixxAMPFTD.
2007, SIXX:A.M.’s mission has remained steadfast: to provide the masses with iconic, hard rock that boasts unrivaled musicianship. Comprised of vocalist and producer James Michael, guitarist Dj Ashba, and bassist Nikki Sixx, the band has released three studio albums; The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack (2007), This Is Gonna Hurt (2011), and Modern Vintage (2014), and has sold over 1 million albums globally. On April 29th, SIXX:A.M. will release Volume 1 of their new double album Prayers for the Damned via Eleven Seven Music. The album’s first single “Rise” is currently #7 on the Rock charts and climbing. The band recently announced their #ReasonToRise campaign, in which they urge people to look at their surroundings and take a stand for issues they believe in. Fans can share on social media what makes them raise their fists and act using the hashtag #ReasonToRise. Watch the video for “Rise” here. The band will kick off their global 2016 Prayers for the Damned Tour at Welcome to Rockville on April 30th followed by performances at all other major US and European festivals this spring and summer with a string of US headline shows in May and many more dates soon to be announced. For more information on tour dates and the band, please visit www.sixxammusic.com
Five Finger Death Punch / Shinedown
10/18 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
10/22 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
10/23 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
10/25 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center
10/27 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
10/28 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
10/29 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
10/31 San Jose, CA SAP Center
11/02 Portland, OR Moda Center
11/03 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
11/05 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
11/07 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
11/09 Billings, MT MetraPark Fairgrounds
11/11 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
11/17 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
11/18 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
More dates will be announced soon.