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BAD WOLVES’ “ZOMBIE” CERTIFIED PLATINUM IN THE U.S.

Sep 132018

Monster Energy’s freshest heavy rock ambassadors, Bad Wolves, have officially achieved platinum status for their global smash debut single, “Zombie.” As recognized by the RIAA, the certification serves as a major milestone for the band solidifying them as the first and only rock band to obtain 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 recent 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.” 

“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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.”

 

Bad Wolves released their heavy rock branded rendition of The Cranberries’ “Zombie” earlier in the year. The track was set to feature a guest appearance by the song’s original writer and vocalist of The Cranberries’, Dolores O’Riordan who tragically passed away just prior to the scheduled recording session. Bad Wolves’ “Zombie” was released as a tribute to the life of Dolores and on June 19th 2018, the band presented her children 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 gold in Australia. To date, Bad Wolves’ official music video for Zombie has racked up over 165 million views 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 just finished up the first half of a U.S. Amphitheatre tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, and Nothing More. The band have their sights set high as they fill their 2018 calendar with tour dates through until the end of the year. Next up is the band’s first ever European tour alongside Three Days Grace followed by round 2 of the biggest, most successful U.S. summer outdoor tour of 2018 with Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, In Flames and From Ashes To New, wrapping up the year with an epic winter Canadian cross-country tour with Three Days Grace and Nothing More. All dates can be found below, for tickets, VIP packages and more information, visit here

 

 

 

 

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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