This past Tuesday (12/11), Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin just 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 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.
Recently our photojournalist Savannah Rowley had the privilege to cover Five Finger Death Punch’s tour at the CFE Arena in Orlando, FL on December 5th. Filled with pyro and ground-shaking bass, it’s no wonder this band is still around performing all over the world. Also on the bill was Breaking Benjamin, In Flames, and From Ashes to New.
Remember the guy who auditioned on America’s Got Talent with Drowning Pool’s “Bodies”? Of course you do – it was a viral sensation. Now you can add a 70 year old fan at a Five Finger Death Punch show to that list. The unnamed woman was even brought on stage during the band’s show, proving that metal indeed has zero age restrictions.
Five Finger Death Punch is deep into a tour with In Flames and Of Mice & Men as well – check out both the video and tour dates below.
These last few months have been eventful, to say the least, for Five Finger Death Punch.
Back in November, the frontman, Ivan Moody, was replaced by Phil Labonte for their American tour, and two months ago, the frontman had a meltdown onstage, when he announced that he was leaving the band. But soon, he shared a statement on social medias to clarify his situation. He wouldn’t be leaving the band, but managing to deal with a side-project.
But now, things are getting serious again.