Friday, May 22, 2015

Five Finger Death Punch's Zoltan Bathory: "Fans vote system is the future of touring"

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory recently talked about co-headliner tour with Papa Roach. Below you can read some excerpts.

Five Finger Death Punch asked fans to campaign for the band to come to their town via an online vote, and based on the results of more than 1.5million requests, they have planned a North American tour.

Zoltan said: "This tour is shaping up to be the perfect storm. We are really good friends with Papa Roach so for years we've been talking about touring together and it's finally coming together in a big way. Both 5FDP and Papa Roach are bands of the people, our fans are who propelled us to success. So what better way than to give the fans ownership in the tour?"

He added: "In the world of Wikipedia and Kickstarter, where crowdfunding and crowdsourcing has become the standard of community effort and the new way of making things happen, this might quite possibly be the future of touring, you simply ask the fans where they want you to go."

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