Breakout rock band Bad Wolves reveal new track, “Sober,” from their forthcoming sophomore album, N.A.T.I.O.N, out on Friday, October 25th, via Eleven Seven Music.
Pre-order the album HERE, and receive an immediate download of tracks “Sober,” “Killing Me Slowly” and “I’ll Be There.” The release of their third song, “Sober,” defines the direction of, not just the band as a whole, but vocalist Tommy Vext himself.
The song’s powerful, driving percussions set the stage for Vext’s story of a ruinous relationship, steeped in addiction and self-desecration, that finds recovery possible for those who can stay the course. “The song is very personal to me about my recovery,” says Vext. “The message is very powerful to not give up on ourselves or the people who are trying – who are really, really trying to make and better themselves.” Bad Wolves came to Vext as an opportunity to try his craft again after his stint in Divine Heresy was brought down by his own demons and addictions, a childhood family life to the extent that most nightmares never reach, and an adult existence that took him even deeper into that hell.
Yet, it was a call from another addict, a kid looking for help, that brought Vext off the suicidal edge, literally, and into a life of continued sobriety and service. Vext declared in an August 2018 interview for Psychology Today, titled Tommy Vext and the Deafening Sound of Self-Termination: “Because when we are in that state of self-termination it’s so deafening–the only way to break out of it is to have contact with people who literally have it worse and are still hopeful. And that’s the most powerful thing about altruism. It’s the foundation of my recovery and it’s the fabric of everything I do. I think we’re all here for a reason, and we’re all here for a purpose. Some of us have to find our purpose, and sometimes it’s thrust upon us. . . Such is life.”
During the third annual Rock to Recovery Benefit Concert last year, Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext was awarded the “Rock to Recovery Service Award,” for his outstanding influence and dedication in helping others fight their own battles dealing with drug addiction and alcoholism. Vext has been sober for over 10 years now. His blunt honesty about his battle and commitment to staying sober has continued to inspire many both in the music industry and beyond.
Bad Wolves have proven to be the unprecedented global breakthrough rock act of 2018 and aim to continue that momentum with N.A.T.I.O.N. The stunning 12-track follow-up to their debut album, Disobey, is a bit of a departure – staying in the same realm musically, but breaking beyond.
The band just wrapped up their 22-date summer tour with Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria, and will be back on the road to support Five Finger Death Punch on their headlining U.S. arena tour, beginning Friday, November 1st, in Las Vegas, through its 28 dates, culminating on Sunday, December 15th, in Omaha, NE. Sprinkled in during the tour in the month of November, Bad Wolves will perform four one-off headlining shows in Phoenix, AZ, Dothan, AL, Greenville, SC,and Nashville, TN. Winter European tour dates with Five Finger Death Punch, with special guests Megadeth, begin on January 20th in Helsinki, Finland, through Thursday, February 20th in Budapest, Hungary. Tickets and VIP offers are available HERE. Full routing available below.
Bad Wolves consists of vocalist Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy), drummer John Boecklin (ex-Devil Driver), guitarist Doc Coyle (Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid), guitarist Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead), and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex-In This Moment). They released their debut album, Disobey (May 2018), via Eleven Seven Music. The album reached #22 on the Billboard Top 200, #2 on the Hard Rock Chart, #4 on Rock, and #8 on the Top Current Albums Chart. Their global breakout single, “Zombie,” is platinum in the U.S. and Sweden, double platinum in Canada, gold in Australia and IMPALA Diamond in Europe. The track has topped charts worldwide, including the U.S. iTunes overall and rock charts, Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart, while also reigning atop the Active Rock radio chart for three straight weeks. The album yielded the follow-up tracks “Hear Me Now,” featuring label-mate Diamante, and the soaring ballad “Remember When,” which both reached #1 at Active Rock Radio. The official music video for “Zombie,” a tribute to the late singer Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries and an homage to the original, has garnered over 255 million views across platforms. On June 19th, 2018, Bad Wolves presented a $250,000 check to Dolores O’Riordan’s four children, with a continued promise to donate all of their royalties from the song to them.
BAD WOLVES 2019 TOUR DATES:
*Headlining tour date
+with Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Fire From the Gods
November 1, 2019 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint @ Hard Rock+
November 2, 2019 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint @ Hard Rock+
November 4, 2019 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren*
November 5, 2019 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Arena+
November 7, 2019 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center+
November 8, 2019 – Lubbock, TX – Jakes*
November 9, 2019 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center+
November 10, 2019 – Beaumont, TX – Ford Park Center+
November 12, 2019 – Baton Rouge, LA – Raising Cane’s River Center Arena +
November 13, 2019 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center Arena+
November 14, 2019 – St. Dothan, AL – The Plant*
November 15, 2019 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Bay Center+
November 16, 2019 – Estero, FL – Hertz Arena+
November 18, 2019 – Jacksonville, FL – Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena+
November 20, 2019 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena+
November 21, 2019 – Greenville, SC – The Firmament*
November 22, 2019 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum+
November 23, 2019 – Chattanooga, TN – Mckenzie Arena+
November 25, 2019 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom*
November 26, 2019 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena+
November 27, 2019 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre+
November 29, 2019 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena+
November 30, 2019 – North Charlestown, SC – North Charlestown Coliseum+
December 2, 2019 – Norfolk, VA – Ted Constant Convocation Center+
December 3, 2019 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center+
December 5, 2019 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center+
December 6, 2019 – Lexington, KY Rupp Arena+
December 8, 2019 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center- Expo Hall+
December 9, 2019 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum+
December 11, 2019 – Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center- Veterans Memorial+
December 12, 2019 – Duluth, MN – Amsoil Arena+
December 14, 2019 – Omaha, NE – Chi Health Center+
December 15, 2019 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena+
BAD WOLVES 2020 TOUR DATES:
with Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth
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