Five Finger Death Punch
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Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin Donate Tour Proceeds To Charity
Co-headliners Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin certainly made the most out of their sprawling 2018 arena tour, which wrapped earlier this week. The bands have announced they will donate a portion of the ticket sales from their fall shows to two charity organizations close to their hearts.
Five Finger Death Punch chose VETPAW, an organization devoted to ending illegal poaching of Rhinos in Africa, while Breaking Benjamin selected St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital as their charity of choice. Each organization received $30,000, sending the bands combined annual total donation amount north of $250,000—a generous sum, indeed.
The tour, which began in outdoor amphitheaters earlier in the year before graduating to arenas in the fall, also featured appearances by GRAMMY nominees Nothing More as well as Bad Wolves, In Flames and From Ashes To New. The tour turned out to be a who's who of rock-radio giants, as year-end radio play reports placed Five Finger Death Punch at No. 1 as the most-played artist on U.S. rock radio, with Bad Wolves at No. 3 and Breaking Benjamin at No. 9.
FFDP’s latest single, "Sham Pain," from their seventh studio album, And Justice For None, earned the band its fifth No.1 on Billboard's mainstream rock songs chart, putting them back on top of that chart for the first time since 2016.
Breaking Benjamin have also enjoyed a big year, releasing their self-produced sixth album, EMBER, in late April. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
With these sizable charity donations the bands have no doubt paired their commercial success with philanthropy in a remarkable way in 2018.