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Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch to hit SOEC

Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach and SIXX:A.M. head to Penticton in September with funds going towards wildfire relief.



With over 25 Top 10 singles between them, millions of video streams and fans all over the globe, Nevada heavy metal group Five Finger Death Punch and California rockers Papa Roach are coming to the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Joined by SIXX:A.M. and From Ashes To New the 13-date Canadian Tour is coming to Penticton on Sept. 10.

Tickets go on sale June 17.

Papa Roach and Five Finger Death Punch were brought to Canadian cities by fans giving them the opportunity to request the tour come to their city via a “demand campaign” online and 60,000 Canadian fans responded to the call to action.

“We took this ‘demand campaign’ everywhere. We had huge success with it in the U.S.A. and in Europe it even won the “Arena Tour Of The Year” award. It’s not surprising in a way as it is inclusive of the fans, they vote and we are listening. What a concept, right? Nobody learns from talking, you learn from listening,” said Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory.

“When we did this tour last year in the U.S.A., it was truly the best tour ever. We heard from so many of our Canadian fans that really wanted to see this show – so we’re bringing it to them. Really cannot be more excited to go back – even heading east of Quebec. This is one show you won’t wanna miss.” said Papa Roach vocalist, Jacoby Shaddix.

Special guests on the tour will be SIXX:A.M., whose single, Rise is currently No. 3 on the Canadian Rock Chart.  Their recent April 29 global release of Prayers For The Damned, Vol. 1, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Independent Album Chart, No. 2 on the U.S. Rock Albums Chart, No. 7 on Canada’s Billboard Top 200 Chart, and in the Top 5 Album Chart around the globe.

Five Finger Death Punch’s sixth album, Got Your Six, hit new sales heights for the band around the world with its September 2015 debut, amongst them a No. 3 debut in Canada. In the U.S. it claimed the No. 1 spot on the Top Album chart, No. 1 on the Overall Digital Album chart, and No. 1 on the Hard Music Album chart, as well as at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200, and sold 115K in the first week of release. This was the first No. 1 Album for the Las Vegas hard-rockers.

Papa Roach released their eighth studio album F.E.A.R. in January of 2015 which featured the No. 1 single, Face Everything And Rise, and the Top-5 single Gravity Featuring Maria Brink of In This Moment.  As of June, the band has headed back in to the studio to create their ninth studio album, reinvigorated by F.E.A.R.’s success and the incredible tour cycle that followed,  and eager to bring fans more music.

Tickets available in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC). Charge by phone at 1-877-SOEC-TIX (763-2849) or order online at www.ValleyFirstTix.com Tickets are $54.50 and $74.50 (tax included).