Five Finger Death Punch and Volb...

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Oct 1, 2014

Wed 6:10 PM

700 Penn St
Reading, PA 19602

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Performers:

  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Volbeat
  • 2 More
    • HELLYEAH
    • Nothing More

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Cost

36.75 to 399.00

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Five Finger Death Punch: With gritty, gravely sounding guitar riffs and alternating clean / unclean vocals, Five Finger Death Punch is adding just the best elements of hardcore to their brutal metal sound. With two gold albums and five years of tour dates under their belt, Five Finger Death Punch is becoming one of the leading bands in the somewhat declining heavy metal scene. The band's combination of head banging riffs with classic metal ballads has become a bastion in a world dominated by countless indie bands and DJs. Fans can witness Five Finger Death Punch for themselves as they headline 2011 tour dates on the Share the Welt Tour this fall.

After rock band U.P.O. broke up in 2004, bassist Zoltan Bathory switched to guitar and formed Five Finger Death Punch with drummer Jeremy Spencer. In 2007, they released their debut album, The Way of the Fist, which was well received and even climbed up the Billboard 200. Immediately after, they played their first tour dates on the Family Values Tour and have remained friends with Korn to this day. Five Finger Death Punch's next album, War Is the Answer, shot up the Billboard charts 100 spots from their previous album and received great reviews from sources like allmusic.com and Kerrang!. The album greatly increased the band's following and has set the stage for a successful career.

As fans wait for the release of American Capitalist in October, they can catch Five Finger Death Punch on a number of tour dates in 2011. After a number of performances at various US tours in August and September, the boys will kick off their Share the Welt Tour 2011 on October 15. The tour will feature special guests All That Remains, Hatebreed, and Rev Theory and will conclude on October 29. Five Finger Death Punch's 2011 tour dates end on November 2, so buy your tickets soon.

HELLYEAH: Wish you could “Frankenstein” all of your favorite bands together? Well, that’s just what the bandmates of Hellyeah decided to do. This American heavy metal supergroup draws its members from legendary bands such as Pantera (drummer Vinnie Paul), Damageplan (Vinnie Paul and bassist Bob Zilla), Mudvayne (vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett), Nothingface (guitarist Tom Maxwell), and Rebel Meets Rebel (Vinnie Paul).

Originating from discussions on the Tattoo the Earth tour in 2001, the formation of the supergroup was delayed due to scheduling conflicts with the original bands. However, the group recorded its first album in 2006, and released their debut, Hellyeah, the following year with Epic Records. The album reached #9 on the Billboard 200 album charts with sales of just under 45,000 copies. Their 2010 album, Stampede, was similarly received, reaching #8 on the Billboard 200.

The group recently released their third album, Band of Brothers, and working through their short but intense tour through the US and Canada. Want Hellyeah to visit your home city? Make sure to demand them and let them know where to visit next time around.

Nothing More: It can be said that the role of an artist is to absorb the beauty, destruction and love of what surrounds them, and to portray it as best they feel to an audience. And it is well understood that the life of an artist can be full of professional hardship, such as public humiliation and financial ruin. But from time to time a group of these brazen and unique individuals will get together and decide that their lives are best served by total commitment to each other and their craft, and you have what we call a band.

There exists a band that has welcomed every threat to the collapse of their artistry, internalized it, and decided that no matter what, they will change how people listen to music and experience the celebration of hearing it live. That band is Nothing More. When the cosmos told them “you can’t tour” and burned down their RV, Nothing More gutted the thing and used it for another year with no A/C or heat and a melted couch. When left at an artistic and professional crossroads void of a lead singer, their drummer stepped up to take the vocal operation to a new level. When the rain left them stuck in the mud at 4 a.m. on Christmas Eve morning, they dug themselves out with their bare hands. When the country’s economy collapsed, they began processing their own bio fuel and producing their own records. And when MTV bastardizes the whole idea of music and what it means to be in a band, they stand with integrity and trash can in hand to show the world a new level of commitment to love and showmanship.

So, if you are in search of the status quo, please tune your radio to any station on the dial. But… If you are looking for a group that gets out of the van with dirt under their finger nails, sweat on their brow and an ache in their back from carrying the music industry into a liberating revolution, then please tune into Nothing More.

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