mattchristinephotography-13Modern metal heavyweights Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat are teaming up for an arena tour this fall. Both bands will be playing their biggest venues to date. Joining them will be very special guests Hellyeah and Nothing More. The massive arena trek kicks off on September 16 at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City, UT and wraps up on October 24 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Five Finger Death Punch are currently on the festival circuit in the U.S. with a stop at Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH on May 18. The band is touring in support of their latest effort, the monster double-LP The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side of Hell – Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Both discs debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 back in July 2013 and November 2013 respectively. The band recently toured on Australia’s Soundwave Festival, followed by a sold-out European tour. Two weeks ago, Five Finger Death Punch won Song of The Year and bassist Chris Kael won the Paul Gray Best Bassist Award at the Revolver Golden Gods in Los Angeles.  

This is Volbeat’s fourth North American tour trek in support of their latest effort, Outlaw IMG_2687Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, which came out back in April 2013. The record has taken the band to whole new level, giving them their first Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200 at #9. Volbeat were nominated for a Grammy Award this year for Best Metal Performance for the song “Room 24 (feat. King Diamond)”. Volbeat have always received widespread acclaim in Europe. The band’s debut album, The Strength/The Sounds/The Songs, won the award for Best Debut Album at the 2005 Danish Metal Music Awards.

IMG_0943Their second album, 2007’s Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devilwas certified platinum and the band won the award for Best Live Band and Best Album at the 2007 Danish Metal Music Awards. Their third album, Beyond Heaven/Above Hell, went platinum in Finland and Germany, gold in Sweden and Austria, and double-platinum in their native Denmark. The record also broke the band into the mainstream in the U.S. with the hit single, A Warrior’s Callwhich garnered massive play on rock radio nation-wide. Over the past few years, Volbeat have been touring relentlessly, playing some of the world’s biggest festival stages including Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, Download Festival, Hellfest, Wacken Open Air, and Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival. In February 2013, it was announced that Rob Caggiano, who had been producing the band’s latest album and playing guest solos, had officially joined the band.

Hellyeah are set to unleash their new album Blood For Blood on June 10. Their last effort, 2012’s Band of Brothers, produced three hit singles and received much praise from fans. The band is currently touring with Avenged Sevenfold and Adrenaline Mob on A7X’s Shepherd of Fire Tour. Nothing More are set to drop their self-titled debut LP on June 24. Their debut single “This Is The Time (Ballast)” is currently making it’s rounds on rock radio. – by Matt Bishop (@The_MattBishop)(Top Left Photo Courtesy of Matt Christine Photography)

Volbeat FFD Tour

9/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
9/17 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena @ Metrapark
9/18 – Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center
9/20 – Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Coliseum
9/21 – Grand Rapids, MI – Deltaplex
9/23 – Syracuse, NY – The Oncenter
9/25 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Arena
9/26 – Lowell, MA – Tsongas Center
9/27 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
9/30 – Portland, ME – Cumberland County Civic Center
10/1 – Reading, PA – Santander Arena
10/3 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
10/7 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial
10/10 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
10/11 – Duluth, GA – Gwinnett Arena
10/12 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Coliseum
10/14 – Orlando, FL – CFE Arena
10/16 – Biloxi, MS – MS Coast Coliseum
10/17 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
10/22 – Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center
10/24 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint @ Hard Rock


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