Five Finger Death Punch and Three Days Grace play at PPL Center in Allentown on Dec. 3
From a press release:
Following a national tour with Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin, multi-platinum metal band Five Finger Death Punch has announced the launch of a U.S. fall arena headlining tour, including a stop at the PPL Center in Allentown on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Co-produced by Live Nation and Frank Productions, the trek will start with two special kick-off shows in the band’s hometown of Las Vegas on Nov. 1 and 2 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Multi-platinum-selling Canadian rock band Three Days Grace and newcomers Fire from the Gods will join 5FDP on the tour and the PPL Center (701 Hamilton St., Allentown) date.
Fans can look forward to packed arenas at this not-to-be-missed rock show of the fall season with direct support from Three Days Grace. Since 2003, the band has staked a spot among the hard rock vanguard, quietly breaking records, toppling charts, moving millions of units worldwide, and making history by holding the all-time record for the most No. 1 singles on Active Rock radio ever with 14. The Ontario, Canada quartet – Matt Walst (lead vocals), Barry Stock (lead guitar), Brad Walst (bass), and Neil Sanderson (drums, percussion, keyboards, programming) – continue to blaze that trail on their sixth full-length album, “Outsider,” for RCA Records.
“People always say, ‘Rock will never die,’ but for that to be actually true, it’s important to have successful breakout bands that create a healthy scene – a scene that can sustain everything from arena headliners to the experimental and the underground,” Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory said.
“We always understood this, so we have been actively curating and giving a platform to bands we think are great and have a chance to make it to the next level – so we took out Nothing More, who got two No. 1 hits and got nominated for multiple Grammys, then From Ashes to New, who ended up landing several Top 10 singles.
“On this upcoming tour, we are bringing Fire from the Gods, who we think will be another important band for the future of this genre. As for Five Finger Death Punch, the band is better than ever, firing on all cylinders, so we are really looking forward to this tour and our next chapter.”
Newly signed to Eleven Seven Music, up-and-coming Texas rockers Fire from the Gods will make their arena debut on this tour. Hand-picked by 5FDP, they will kick things off in conjunction with the release of their sophomore album, “American Sun,” which features their new single, “Truth to the Weak (Not Built to Collapse).”
5FDP will donate a portion from every ticket sold on the tour to the Gary Sinise Foundation, which honors America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. This marks a continuation of the relationship the band started with the foundation when it was named beneficiary of the proceeds from their collaboration hit single “Blue on Black,” which has been dominating the rock radio charts this summer, holding the No. 1 spot for four consecutive weeks.
It features the legendary Brian May as well as two of the biggest names in country and blues rock – Brantley Gilbert and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Titans in each of their respective genres, the artists came together to merge country and mainstream rock to recreate the classic song (originally recorded and co-written by Shepherd) and to take country rock to the next level. “Blue on Black,” mixed by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Shania Twain, Disturbed), is now one of the Top 10-selling rock songs of 2019, along with Queen, Imagine Dragons, and Panic at the Disco.
In 2019, Five Finger Death Punch also surpassed three billion streams worldwide, and the multi-platinum group continues to shatter records across the board.
See NEPA Scene’s photos of 5FDP performing at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton with Breaking Benjamin and Bad Wolves last year here.
This post was compiled by the staff of NEPA Scene.