FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will headline the "Share The Welt Tour" this fall with support from ALL THAT REMAINS, HATEBREED and REV THEORY. Tickets for these dates go on sale this weekend to the general public, but VIP packages with pre-sale tickets will be available at 5FDP.com starting Wednesday, August 3 at 10 a.m. CT.
The dates are as follows:
Oct. 16 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Oct. 17 - Medford, OR @ Medford Armory
Oct. 19 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Slat Air
Oct. 22 - Denver, CO @ First Bank Center
Oct. 25 - Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
Oct. 26 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
Oct. 28 - El Paso, TX @ Speaking Rock Entertainment Center (not SHARE THE WELT)
Oct. 29 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden
Nov. 01 - Little Rock, AR @ Clear Channel Metroplex Event Center
Nov. 02 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's new single, "Under It And Over It", will be available on iTunes starting tomorrow, August 2. The track is making its debut on radio stations nationwide and is taken from the band's upcoming third album, "American Capitalist". The disc hits stores on October 11 and will follow up FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's gold-selling second effort, 2009's "War Is The Answer".
Regarding the song, vocalist Ivan Moody told Revolver magazine, "This one is about the rumors and gossip that go on everywhere especially online. It's comical to see how much crazy, ill-informed shit people will post as news and when they're trolling around message boards. In today's day and age, speculation and bad info can just fly around the Internet and catch fire even when its completely false and unfounded. Funny shit."
Guitarist Zoltan Bathory told The Pulse Of Radio that there is a theme to the record, but added that it's not a concept album. "You know, every song is different, of course, and we're never gonna really write a concept album it's not a band that's gonna do rock operas where all the songs connect, you know, so there's always a variety of songs and themes," he said. "But there's always also a general concept that will run through a couple of songs at least."
Moody said in a statement, "I literally laid every ounce of blood I had on this one. We are a people's band. Our fans understand us because of who we are. We've never tried to be anybody else but FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH."
"War Is The Answer" debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard album chart, while the single "Far From Home" reached No. 2 on the rock radio chart and the band's cover of "Bad Company" hit No. 1.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH played its first show with new bassist Chris Kael on July 1 at Boonstock in Gibbons, Alberta, Canada. Check out photos of the concert at this location.
Kael replaced Matt Snell, who left the group late last year for reasons that have not been disclosed. Originally from Kentucky, Kael moved to FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's home base of Las Vegas to pursue playing music full-time. He said in a statement about landing the job, "Never give up on your dreams I'm living proof that with hard work and a little bit of luck, they can come true."