Monday, May 30, 2016
Five Finger Death Punch's Zoltan Bathory talks tour with Shinedown
Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory was recently interviewed by Rock 105 radio, you can read some excerpts below.
About Five Finger Death Punch's upcoming co-headlining U.S. tour with Shinedown, Zoltan said: "When you put together a lineup for a tour, there are many factors: who's available, who's not, who's in the studio, who's not, and who's committed to other tours. So a tour is being planned, like, a year in advance. And we have to look at their timeline; like, what is Shinedown doing?"
He continued: "Shinedown, they are an awesome band. Actually, I listen to those guys a lot. I think they write awesome fricking songs. Great voice… That band is a great band, in my opinion. And they have their own fanbase, and it's a huge fanbase. You put these two bands together, and we're gonna fill up massive arenas. And everybody gets equal opportunity; we never limit anybody's sound. It's a co-headline; they bring whatever they want. This is not a competition for who's louder, who's not; it's about bringing back that hard rock family, what it used to be. Whoever comes out to the show should have a good time, basically. And an arena tour means we are inside, so even the first band, it doesn't matter that they go on first; they have lights, they have whatever they want."