FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and BREAKING BENJAMIN
DONATE $60,000 FROM SUCCESSFUL U.S. FALL ARENA TOUR TO:
VETPAW AND ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
CREATING AN OVERALL DONATION OF $250,000+ TO CHARITY IN 2018
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH IS NOW THE #1 MOST PLAYED ARTIST AT ROCK RADIO IN 2018
This past Tuesday (12/11), FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and BREAKING BENJAMIN wrapped the Fall arena portion of the biggest North American co-headlining rock tour of 2018. The bands announced today, they have chosen to donate a portion of their ticket sales this fall to two charity organizations close to their hearts. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has donated $30,000 to VETPAW (Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife). The mission of VETPAW is to end the illegal poaching of Rhinos, Elephants and other endangered species. VETPAW does this by utilizing the unrivaled skills and experience of highly trained combat veterans to form anti-poaching units, train local park rangers and support their communities. Meanwhile, BREAKING BENJAMIN has donated $30,000 to a charity they’ve supported for many years St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, whose mission is to help further research to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. With their Summer and Fall tours combined, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and BREAKING BENJAMIN have now donated over $250,000 to charities in 2018.
The tours capped a massive 2018 year which saw both co-headliners release brand-new hard rock albums that topped the charts this spring. The multi-platinum FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH–released their seventh studio album, AND JUSTICE FOR NONE (May 18) debuting at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart –and the multi-platinum artists, BREAKING BENJAMIN’s sixth studio album EMBER (April 2018) debuted at #3.
Due to fan-demand, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and BREAKING BENJAMIN expanded their massive summer co-headlining North American Outdoor Amphitheater tour into Arenas this Fall. Produced by FPC LIVE (Frank Productions), the tour featured special guests Nothing More and global 2018 breakout rock band Bad Wolves on the summer leg, while Bad Wolves, Swedish heavyweights In Flames and chart toppers From Ashes To New rounded out the Fall dates.
In 2018 year-end radio reports, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH was just named the #1 most-played artist on U.S. Rock Radio in 2018, Bad Wolves came in at #3 and Breaking Benjamin harnessed the #9 overall spot on the list. Each artist on the summer and fall tours topped the Rock Radio charts this year. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH reached #1 with “Sham Pain,” and now has “When The Season’s Change” climbing the charts, BREAKING BENJAMIN reached #1 with two new singles “Red Cold River” and “Torn In Two,” and Nothing More hit #1 with “Go to War.” Additionally, Bad Wolves went to #2 with “Hear Me Now” following their global #1 hit this year with “Zombie” while From Ashes To New is coming off a #2 hit and In Flames’ single “The Truth” peaked at #15.
Five Finger Death Punch’s AND JUSTICE FOR NONE (released via Prospect Park), has generated 225 million U.S. on-demand streams, over 360,000 U.S. digital song sales and over 150,000 physical album sales. The new single and video f or “When The Season’s Change” is climbing the Active Rock Airplay charts while “ Sham Pain ,” hit #1 at Active Rock and “ Gone Away ” reached the Top 5. AND JUSTICE FOR NONE marked the group’s fifth consecutive Top 5 album release. The album also had four #1 placements on other charts including: Top Digital Albums, Top Rock Albums , Top Hard Music Albums and AND JUSTICE FOR NONE is the #1 streaming Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album of 2018. Produced by the band and Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed) with AND JUSTICE FOR NONE , Five Finger Death Punch has once again stepped up their game maintaining their signature intensity, all while pushing themselves into new territories. Purchase AND JUSTICE FOR NONE or stream the album here: https://fivefingerdeathpunch.com, www.facebook.com/fivefingerdeathpunch and https://twitter.com/FFDP.
Breaking Benjamin’s self-produced sixth studio album, EMBER debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 in late April, selling over 241,000 albums to date. EMBER is the multiplatinum band’s fourth Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200, following 2015’s #1 debut for Dark Before Dawn (Gold), 2009’s Dear Agony (Platinum) which debuted #4 and 2006’s Phobia (Platinum) which debuted #2. EMBER has already spun off two #1 hits at Active Rock Radio with the band’s recent single, “Torn In Two” granting the band their 9th #1 song. EMBER adds to a healthy 7MM+ album units sold for Breaking Benjamin and charted in the Top 10 across numerous countries Worldwide, as well as broke records by topping #1 charts across various genres, such as: Top Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums and Top Digital Albums. Breaking Benjamin boasts an impressive 4.5+ Billion streams worldwide, a testament to the band’s global influence and loyal fan base. Purchase Ember or stream the new album here. For more information: https://breakingbenjamin.com, https://www.facebook.com/BreakingBenjamin and https://twitter.com/breakingbenj.
Bad Wolves released their debut Disobey, (May 2018) via Eleven Seven Music, achieved the #22 spot on the Billboard Top 200, #2 on the Hard Rock Chart , #4 on Rock , and #8 on the Top Current Albums Chart’. The global breakout single “Zombie” has been certified Gold in the United States and Australia as well as Platinum in Canada . The track has topped charts worldwide, including the U.S. iTunes overall and rock charts, Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart, while also reigning atop the Active Rock radio chart for three straight week. The official music video , a tribute to the late singer Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries and an homage to the original, has garnered over 125 million views across platforms. On June 19, 2018, Bad Wolves presented a $250,000 check to Dolores O’Riordan’s four children , and with a promise to donate all of their proceeds. Bad Wolves’ current single “Hear Me Now” is quickly climbing up the charts currently at #22 . For more information : https://badwolvesnation.com , https://www.facebook.com/badwolvesofficial and https://twitter.com/badwolves .
About In Flames:
Sweden’s leading metal band In Flames , has never stopped moving forward during the more than 20 years they’ve been performing. The melodic death metal of the band’s early days has since evolved into a unique expression, manifested in 12 albums like A Sense of Purpose , Sounds of a Playground Fading , Siren Charms and their latest release, BATTLES , recorded in Los Angeles with multi GRAMMY-nominated producer, Howard Benson . 2016’s BATTLES spun off the band’s first Top 15 track at Active Rock radio and charted Top 10 in multiple countries internationally . The globally demanded act have toured worldwide with acts such as Metallica, Judas Priest and Avenged Sevenfold while inspiring many of our favorite rock and metal artists today. In Flames is a band that fans around the world can rely on, inspiring their fans, the Jesterheads, to live by the phrase “In Flames We Trust.” For more information: www.facebook.com/inflames , www.twitter.com/inflames_swe and www.instagram.com/inflames.
About Nothing More:
Nothing More’s The Stories We Tell Ourselves (out now on Better Noise Records) met with breakout success in 2017, debuting at #15 on Billboard’s Top-200 Album Chart. Further week-of-release debut highlights included: #2 Billboard Independent Album Debut, #3 Billboard Rock Album Debut, #3 Billboard Alternative Album Debut, and more. Nothing More entered 2018’s 60th Annual Grammy Awards® as first-time nominees and the most-nominated act in rock for The Stories We Tell Ourselves and #1 hit single “Go To War”. The group is now poised for global mainstream success with the upcoming single “Just Say When (version 2.0)” and continued global touring.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania based band, From Ashes To New consisting of front man/rapper/programmer Matt Brandyberry , guitarist Lance Dowdle , vocalist Danny Case , and drummer Mat Madiro , embark on their sophomore release, The Future released 4/20. Their last album Day One saw the band break into the Top 10 Active Rock Chart with the track “Through It All” and continued to build momentum with the streaming hits “Breaking Now” and “Lost and Alone.” The fans gave the band a warm welcome when the first single “Crazy” was premiered by SiriusXM Octane. The Future is a massive step forward for the band that establishes them as one of the leaders of their genre. Now it’s time to make that future a reality. For more information: https://www.fromashestonew.com , https://www.facebook.com/FromAshesToNew and https://twitter.com/FromAshesToNew .
Up and coming DJ, Dubstep and Trap-Core producer FELMAX is known both for his Remixes (Papa Roach) and his heavy hitting originals such as Chapel (13 million streams), Dough (7 million streams) that frequently appear in top DJ’s playlists worldwide. He’s released previous tracks on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records, the legendary Spinnin Records and via Trap authority Trap Nation. His latest effort “Sixth Path” out now on OMG/E7 Records and his new single “Beam Cannon” will be released 12.14.18. For more information: www.instagram.com/felmaxofficial and www.facebook.com/felmaxofficial.
About FPC Live:
FPC Live (Frank Productions) is a full-service concert promotion company involved in every facet of live events including production, logistics, ticketing, marketing, sponsorships, food and beverage, operations, and merchandising. FPC Live produces and promotes live entertainment events in arenas, amphitheaters, performing arts centers, clubs, and other venues across the country. For additional information, visit www.FPC-Live.com.