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On Saturday evening, fans at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater were treated to a monumental night of music featuring hard rock’s elite. Five Finger Death Punch (5FDP) and Breaking Benjamin teamed up to bring their high octane, energy-filled stage shows to Tampa and slammed down hit after hit to 20,000 eager fans. The supporting acts for this leg of the tour Bad Wolves and Nothing More were more than up to the task as the crowd responded with encores for each band after their performances.

Bad Wolves took to the stage at 6:00 performing hits from their debut album Disobey that was released earlier this year. Their performance and stage presence was out of this world, enormous amount of energy from not only the band but the crowd too. They closed out the set with “Zombie” with a heartfelt dedication to the late Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries who was supposed to collaborate with Bad Wolves on the song, but unfortunately, she passed away before it happened. Be sure to keep up to date with Bad Wolves by visiting their website at www.badwolvesnation.com.

Next act was Nothing More; hailing from Texas was a great addition for this tour. Nothing More recently received three Grammy nominations for the #1 single “Go to War” and in my opinion, they deserve it. They came to the stage and ripped out their top hits for the audience. Lead singer Jonny Hawkins has a signature drum kit that he performs on during all of his shows. He jumped upon that beast and killed it with his solo. It was definitely the highlight of their set. If you missed your chance to see Nothing More on this tour, be sure to catch them live, you will not regret it. For tour dates and band information check out the band’s website at www.nothingmore.net.

The first co-headliner to perform was the multi-platinum act Breaking Benjamin. With fire spitting from the stage and the crowd going wild their performance was electrifying as they played songs from their latest studio album Ember along with past hits including a mix of “Star Wars,” Tool, Nirvana, Pantera and Metallica. Catch up with the guys from Breaking Benjamin and stay up to date with the band by visiting their website www.breakingbenjamin.com.

5FDP took the stage with a vengeance that left most knuckleheads dazed as if they took a Mike Tyson uppercut. Frontman Ivan Moody seems to have embraced his newfound sobriety sounded the best he has in recent years. The band came with hit after hit leaving the 20,000 fans, young and old, craving more. Ivan took time to pass out memorabilia to the young fans closest to the stage, which has become a 5FDP staple over the years. Skulls and lots of fire filled the stage making it an aesthetically pleasing stage performance by 5FDP. The band released their seventh consecutive studio album And Justice For None earlier this year. Visit the band’s website for upcoming tour dates, merchandise, and more at www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com

Looking forward to seeing what each of these bands have planned in the future endeavors as each band displayed an enormous amount of talent and love for their fans. Isn’t that what music is supposed to be about. Be sure to catch this tour when it hits your town.

  • TUE 14 AUGUST Keybank Pavilion Burgettstown, PA, US
  • WED 15 AUGUST BB&T Pavilion Camden, NJ, US
  • FRI 17 AUGUST Pavilion at Montage Mountain Scranton, PA, US
  • SAT 18 AUGUST Xfinity Center Mansfield, MA, US
  • MON 20 AUGUST Budweiser Stage Toronto, ON, Canada
  • WED 22 AUGUST Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview Syracuse, NY, US
  • FRI 24 AUGUST Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, VA, US
  • SAT 25 AUGUST PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ, US
  • TUE 28 AUGUST Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH, US
  • WED 29 AUGUST Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Tinley Park, IL, US
  • FRI 31 AUGUST Ruoff Mortgage Music Center Noblesville, IN, US
  • SAT 1 SEPTEMBER DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI, US
  • MON 3 SEPTEMBER Darien Lake Amphitheater Darien Center, NY, US
  • THU 6 SEPTEMBER Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY, US
  • FRI 7 SEPTEMBER Xfinity Theatre Hartford, CT, US
  • SUN 9 SEPTEMBER Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH, US
  • SAT 29 SEPTEMBER Louder Than Life Festival 2018 Louisville, KY, US
  • TUE 6 NOVEMBER Intrust Bank Arena Wichita, KS, US
  • WED 7 NOVEMBER Broadmoor World Arena Colorado Springs, CO, US
  • SAT 10 NOVEMBER Ak-Chin Pavilion Phoenix, AZ, US
  • MON 12 NOVEMBER Save Mart Center Fresno, CA, US
  • TUE 13 NOVEMBER Golden 1 Center Sacramento, CA, US
  • THU 15 NOVEMBER Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR, US
  • SAT 17 NOVEMBER Brick Breeden Fieldhouse Bozeman, MT, US
  • TUE 20 NOVEMBER Target Center Minneapolis, MN, US
  • WED 21 NOVEMBER Pinnacle Bank Arena Lincoln, NE, US
  • FRI 23 NOVEMBER Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, SD, US
  • SAT 24 NOVEMBER Resch Center Green Bay, WI, US
  • MON 26 NOVEMBER Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, MI, US
  • TUE 27 NOVEMBER US Cellular Center Cedar Rapids, IA, US
  • THU 29 NOVEMBER Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • SAT 1 DECEMBER Verizon Arena North Little Rock, AR, US
  • MON 3 DECEMBER Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center Biloxi, MS, US
  • FRI 7 DECEMBER Crown Center Coliseum Fayetteville, NC, US
  • SAT 8 DECEMBER Big Sandy Superstore Arena Huntington, WV, US
  • MON 10 DECEMBER Times Union Center Albany, NY, US
  • TUE 11 DECEMBER Cross Insurance Arena Portland, ME, US

5FDP Set List

  1. I Love You
  2. Lift Me Up
  3. Trouble
  4. Wash It All Away
  5. Jekyll and Hyde
  6. Bad Company (Bad Company cover)
  7. Never Enough
  8. Wrong Side of Heaven (Acoustic)
  9. Remember Everything (Acoustic)
  10. Coming Down
  11. Burn MF
  12. Gone Away (The Offspring cover)
  13. Under and Over It
  14. The Bleeding

Breaking Benjamin Set List

  1. Red Cold River
  2. I Will Not Bow
  3. Never Again
  4. Breath
  5. The Imperial March/ Schism/ Smells Like Teen Spirit/ Walk/ Sad But True
  6. Drum Solo
  7. Sooner or Later
  8. Blow Me Away
  9. So Cold
  10. Angels Fall
  11. Psycho
  12. Failure
  13. Until the End
  14. Believe
  15. Torn in Two
  16. The Diary of Jane

Bad Wolves Set List

  1. Officer Down
  2. Learn to Live
  3. No Masters
  4. Remember When
  5. Better the Devil
  6. Hear Me Now (with Diamante)
  7. Zombie (The Cranberries cover)

Nothing More Set List

  1. Do You Really Want It?
  2. Let ’em Burn
  3. Don’t Stop
  4. Go to War
  5. Just Say When
  6. Jenny
  7. Ocean Floor
  8. This Is The Time (Ballast)
  9. First of the Year (Equinox)
  10. Salem (Burn the Witch)