Five Finger Death Punch Follow Mayhem Fest with Headlining Tour
Not satisfied with just being a part of the Mayhem Festival tour, Five Finger Death Punch has now announced a slew of headlining dates this fall.
At the end of this month, the group will head out on the road with Rob Zombie and Mastodon — among others — as part of the traveling tour that is the Mayhem Festival. That tour will run through August 4, and FFDP will then take about a month off before heading out on their own.
The first show of the newly announced tour will be held at the Armory in Medford, Ore. on September 17, though the group also will appear at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento two days prior to that. The trek will continue through a Lubbock, Texas show on October 26 at the Lonestar Amphitheater. Other stops on the tour include Kennewick, Wisc.; Missoula, Mont.; Prince George, British Columbia; Fargo; Kansas City, Mo. and Corpus Christi, Texas.
Of course, FFDP won’t be going it all alone. Support will be provided by Escape the Fate, Miss May I and Gemini Syndrome on the trip that has been dubbed “The Wrong Side of Heaven” tour.
The name of the tour comes from Five Finger Death Punch’s upcoming album, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1, which is scheduled to be released July 30. Those paying close attention probably expect a second volume to be released, as well, and the band SAYS IT WILL BE SO! But they won’t say when… yet.
They did, however, speak to Loudwire recently about what fans can expect from the new album. My favorite part is guitarist Zolton Bathory describing how the guys got the label to agree to release a double album.
“It’s a perfect move for us,” he said. “When we were done with the 24 songs. We already had that many. That’s what we told the label. We want to do a double record, they said no. They said pick your best 11 songs and the rest are bonus tracks. We’re like, ‘OK I’ll make you a deal. Here’s 24 songs, you pick the 11.’ A few days later they called us back, head scratching, OK well I guess it’ll be a double record. That’s what we thought. That’s what will happen.”