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BAD WOLVES: “ZOMBIE” CERTIFIED PLATINUM IN THE U.S. FIRST ROCK BAND TO REACH PLATINUM FOR A 2018 RELEASE

L-R: Zoltan Bathory (5FDP), Rose Slanic, Chris Cain, Mary Thayer, John Boecklin, Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves), Bryan Raisa (back), Allen Kovac (front), Doc Coyle, Kyle Konkiel, Karissa Vassallo
Thursday August 16th, 2018, NEW YORK, NY/LOS ANGELES, CA – Bad Wolves have officially achieved platinum status for their intergenerational, global smash debut single, “Zombie.” The RIAA certification marks a major milestone for Bad Wolves, making them the sole rock band to obtain a platinum certification for a 2018 release. The platinum plaque was presented to Bad Wolves by their co-manager, Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch, Eleven Seven Label Group CEO Allen Kovac, and promoters Larry and Fred Frank of Frank Productions/Live Nation prior to their set at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ (August 15).
Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext states, “We are deeply humbled and overwhelmed by the continued success of our rendition of ‘Zombie.’ For many artists reaching platinum status in and of itself is a dream come true. But the greater story here is YOU. All the fans on every single continent–without your passion and enthusiasm none of this would be possible.”
Vext continued, “This year the global rock community came together to support our efforts to turn a tragic loss into something hopeful. This resounding effect with music fans around the world for the better part of a year now is a strong testament of Dolores’ timeless songwriting and the message of the song being as relevant today as it’s ever been. We are truly grateful.”
Bad Wolves’ co-manager and Five Finger Death Punch founder Zoltan Bathory says, “Without getting too far into tree-hugger territory, I believe there is a pattern to the universe and a pattern to success. When I put on my ‘manager hat’ – that’s what I’m looking for, and that’s what I saw in Bad Wolves. You have to have the right personas, the right songs, the right sound, the right work ethic and endless determination.”
“Zombie is a timeless song that has now had global success twice. From a tragedy, a wonderful outcome. Thank you, Dolores O’Riordan,” says Eleven Seven Label Group CEO Allen Kovac, who managed The Cranberries during the original release of “Zombie.”
Bad Wolves released “Zombie” earlier this year as a tribute to Dolores O’Riordan, the late frontwoman for The Cranberries, who was set to record and reprise her iconic vocals on the track the day she tragically passed away. On June 19th, the band presented her kids with a $250,000 check, donating their proceeds from the massively successful and incredibly resonant track.
“Zombie” is not only a definitive moment for Bad Wolves–but it has also proven to be the breakout rock song (and story) of 2018. The single also previously reached platinum status in Canada and goldin Australia. To date, Bad Wolves’ official music video for Zombie has racked up over 165 millionviews via Facebook and YouTube. The track hit #1 on Spotify’s viral chart in over 40 countries, went to#1 on the iTunes overall songs chart and iTunes rock and metal charts, and reigned atop the U.S. Rock radio chart for three straight weeks. The unprecedented success of “Zombie” lead to Bad Wolves’ debut album Disobey achieving 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.
Bad Wolves are currently on the road with Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, and Nothing More as part of the biggest, most successful U.S. summer outdoor amphitheater tour of 2018. The band will continue to tour extensively throughout the end of the year, including a trek across Europe with Three Days Grace re-joining Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin and From Ashes to New as their U.S. tour expands to arenas in the fall, as well as an additional arena tour throughCanada in winter with Three Days Grace and Nothing More. For tickets, VIP packages and more information, visit here.

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North American Dates with Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin + Nothing More
Aug 17 – Montage Mountain – Scranton– PA
Aug 18 – Xfinity Center – Boston– MA
Aug 20 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto– ON
Aug 22 – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse– NY
Aug 24 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow– VA
Aug 25 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel– NJ
Aug 28 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati– OH
Aug 29 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago– IL
Aug 31 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Indianapolis– IN
Sept 1 – DTE Energy Music Theater – Detroit– MI
Sept 3 – Darien Lakes Amphitheater – Darien Lakes– NY
Sept 6 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh– NY
Sept 7 – The Xfinity Theater – Hartford– CT
Sept 9 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland– OH
European Tour Dates with Three Days Grace
Oct 1 – Pyramids Centre– Portsmouth, UK
Oct 2 – Rock City– Nottingham, UK
Oct 4 – O2 Institute – Birmingham, UK
Oct 5 – St Philips Gate – Bristol, UK
Oct 7 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK
Oct 8 – SWG3– Glasgow, UK
Oct 9 – O2 Ritz– Manchester, UK
Oct 11 – Poppodium 013– Tilburg, NL
Oct 13 – Docks– Hamburg, GER
Oct 14 – Palladium– Cologne, GER
Oct15 – Tonhalle– Munich, GER
Oct 17 – X–Tra– Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 18 – Gasometer– Vienna, Austria
Oct 19 – Mala Sport– Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 21 – Schlachthof– Wiesbaden, GER
Oct 23 – A2 Centrum Kocertowe– Wroclaw, Poland
Oct 24 – Progresja– Warsaw, Poland
U.S. Arena Tour with Five Finger Death Punch,Breaking Benjamin + From Ashes to New
Nov 6 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
Nov 7 – Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor World Arena
Nov 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak–Chin Pavilion
Nov 11 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
Nov 13 – Sacramento, CA– Golden 1 Center
Nov 15 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Nov 17 – Bozeman, MT – Brick Breedan Fieldhouse
Nov 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Nov 21 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Nov 23 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
Nov 24 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
Nov 26 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Canadian Tour with Three Days Grace + Nothing More
Nov 28 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Concert Hall
Nov 29 – Windsor, ON – The Colosseum @ Caesars Windsor
Nov 30 – Oshawa, ON – Tribute Communities Centre
Dec 4 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Place
Dec 5 – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
Dec 6 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
Dec 8 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre
Dec 9 – Grande Prairie, AB – Bowes Event Centre
Dec 11 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
Dec 12 – Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
Dec 14 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
Dec 15 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre

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