BAD WOLVES Announce First Ever European Tour

BAD WOLVES

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ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER EUROPEAN TOUR
WITH
THREE DAYS GRACE

WATCH A PREVIEW OF BAD WOLVES LIVE HERE

INCLUDING A DATE AT LONDON’S SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE OCTOBER 7TH

NEW SINGLE ‘HEAR ME NOW’ FT. DIAMANTE IS OUT NOW!
WATCH IT HERE

Due to overwhelming fan demand Bad Wolves – the US rock band who emerged as the #1 breakout act globally this year – have moved forward their touring plans and announced that their first ever UK & European shows will happen this October alongside Three Days Grace.

The tour includes dates all across Europe including Portsmouth, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, London, Glasgow and Manchester in the UK. Tickets are on sale now and available at See Tickets.

Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext states: “Last year when I stood in for 5fdp on a few of their shows I was reminded how passionate and loyal European fans are. When BW released ‘Zombie’ earlier this year we got the same, great response and couldn’t believe the massive wave of support from all over Europe, especially given that we’re a new band. Not a day has gone by that we don’t get tons of messages from fans demanding for us to come over. Originally, we were planning to do so in 2019 but it became clear that the time is now and we had to find a way. Coincidingly, Three Days Grace invited us to join them in Europe this Fall so we didn’t think twice and here we are. We couldn’t be more excited and can’t wait to see all of you out there at the shows.”

Adds Bad Wolves manager Zoltan Bathory, guitarist for Five Finger Death Punch: “I don’t think most people expected Bad Wolves to blow up around the world like they have this year, but to me it wasn’t really a shocker. They have that special sauce you can’t manufacture. You have to go and see them to understand the way they connect with people. We took them on the road in the US and they’ve been killin’ it night after night. They are the real deal, Canada and Europe are going to love them.”

Earlier this year the band released their version of The Cranberries ‘Zombie’, which soared to success all over the world, and has been certified Gold in the United States and Australia as well as Platinum in Canada. 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, both the UK Rock Chart and Metal Chart, and the Shazam charts while also reigning atop the Canadian and American Rock radio charts for eight and three straight weeks, respectively.

The official music video, a tribute to the late singer Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries and an homage to the original, has garnered over 125 million views across platforms and in June this year, Bad Wolves presented a $250,000 check to Dolores O’Riordan’s four children, fulfilling the promise to donate all of their proceeds.

The follow up single ‘Hear Me Now’ feat. Diamante is also quickly climbing up the charts. Bad Wolves are currently touring North America with heavyweights Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin on the biggest US rock tour of summer 2018 and, as a special treat for fans, Diamante is performing “Hear Me Now” live with Bad Wolves every show.

Bad Wolves’ debut album Disobey, released in the Spring via Eleven Seven Music, achieved the following chart positions in the USA: #22-Billboard Top 200, #2-Hard Rock Chart, #4- Rock chart, #8-on the Top Current Albums Chart. In the UK, the album reached #1 on the official Rock and Metal charts, as well as #1 on the iTunes Rock and Metal charts (also in Germany and France). In addition, the album reached #1 in a total of 15 countries across Europe, including Holland, Ireland, Finland, Belgium and many more. The band has amassed over 60 million track streams, 400,000+ downloads to date and, mainstream media such as BBC, The Times, The Sun and The Guardian in the UK, as well as great support from rock and metal media worldwide.

For more information on Bad Wolves visit www.badwolvesnation.com

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES WITH THREE DAYS GRACE
Mon, Oct. 1st – Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth, UK
Tue, Oct. 2nd – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Thu, Oct. 4th – O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK
Fri, Oct. 5th – St. Philips Gate, Bristol, UK
Sun, Oct. 7th – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
Mon, Oct. 8th – SWG3, Glasgow, UK
Tue, Oct. 9th – O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
Thu, Oct. 11 – Poppodium 013, Tilburg, NL
Sat, Oct. 13 – Docks, Hamburg, GER
Sun, Oct. 14 – Palladium,  Cologne, GER
Mon, Oct.15 – Tonhalle, Munich, GER
Wed, Oct. 17 – X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
Thu, Oct. 18 – Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
Fri, Oct. 19 – Mala Sport, Prague, Czech Republic
Sun, Oct. 21 – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, GER
Tue, Oct. 23 – A2 Centrum Kocertowe, Wroclaw, Poland
Wed, Oct. 24 – Progresja, Warsaw, Poland

Tickets available at See Tickets.

BAD WOLVES Pay Homage to Dolores O’Riordan In New ‘Zombie’ Video

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PAY HOMAGE TO DOLORES O’RIORDAN IN

NEW ‘ZOMBIE’ VIDEO

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Described By Dolores O’Riordan As A “Killer” Cover Version,
Bad Wolves’ ‘
Zombie’ Cover Continues To Dominate Globally

Since Its Release Four Weeks Ago:

#1 iTunes Rock Single
#1  iTunes Metal Single

3 Million Streams
#3 Shazam Searched Track
Top 20 at Active Rock
#1 Position On Spotify’s Rock Hard Playlist

Bad Wolves Donating Proceeds To O’Riordan’s Three Children

New Dates Announced With Five Finger Death Punch & Shinedown

“Bad Wolves’ interpretation of ‘Zombie’ is moody like the Cranberries’, though the instrumentation sounds clearer and more cutting.”Rolling Stone

Bad Wolves’ cover of The Cranberries’ intergenerational hit single ‘Zombie’ continues to dominate rock and metal charts around the globe, with all proceeds from track donated to lead singer Dolores O’Riordan’s three children.

Today, the band reveals the official ‘Zombie’ music video, directed by Wayne Isham [Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth, Motley Crue]. It’s a powerful testament to the Cranberries’ singer, who was set to record with the band on the day of her tragic passing. The new video features an unreachable woman fully-realized in O’Riordan’s iconic gold from the original ‘Zombie’ video. Throughout the clip, she and frontman Tommy Vext try to touch each other but cannot. She leaves golden handprints with each attempt to touch.

In an exclusive statement, O’Riordan’s UK Publicist Lindsey Holmes, provided further insight into what the Irish singer thought of Bad Wolves’ version of the track: “Dolores was excited about plans to guest vocal on a cover version of her all time classic ‘Zombie’ by American rock band Bad Wolves. Although very different in style to the original, Dolores said she thought that the cover “was killer” and she was intrigued by the simple but effective couple of lyric changes that make the cover version as relevant to current world events as the original was to the events that inspired her to write the song in the early nineties.”

“For me Dolores was the strongest female voice in Rock for the past three decades,” explains Dan Waite, Managing Director Europe for Eleven Seven Label Group and the artist’s personal friend. “I have very bittersweet feelings about the last two voice messages Dolores left me on the day she passed about recording ‘Zombie’ with Bad Wolves. She was telling me Bad Wolves version was “awesome” and she could not wait to get into the studio, however ultimately her voicemails have brought comfort to her mother Eileen and her family as they heard her messages joking and talking passionately about music, her children, and future plans.

Her plans were cut short far too soon but the relevance of ‘Zombie’ and the legacy of her music continues to span generations. Bad Wolves’ Tommy Vext explains what compelled him to cover the song; “Her lyrics, confronting the collateral damage of political unrest, capture the same sentiment we wanted to express a quarter-century later. That is a testament to the kind of enduring artist Dolores was, and will remain forever.” 

Originally released in 1994 following the IRA bombing of Warrington, The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’ hit  #1 across the globe, including on the Billboard Alternative Songs charts. The song returned to the top ten on the US Rock Charts shortly after news of her passing was announced. That same week Bad Wolves released their version of ‘Zombie’ in her honour. In just four weeks, the cover has garnered over 3 Million combined streams (across YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music) and continues to climb the charts. Bad Wolves ‘Zombie’ is currently Top 20 at U.S. Rock Radio and sits atop rock and metal iTunes charts around the world.

Bad Wolves have also announced upcoming U.S. dates with Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown. Tickets here and dates listed below:

Sun May 6 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Tues May 8 – Rupp Arena – Lexington, KY
Thurs May 10 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
Fri May 11 – Westfair Amphitheatre – Council Bluffs, IA
Sat May 12 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI *
Mon May 14 – Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA Wed
May 16 – Legacy Arena – Birmingham, AL Thurs
May 17 – Ford Center- Evansville, IN Fri
May 18 – Mark of the Quad – Moline, IL Sun
May 20 – Alerus Center – Grand Forks, ND Wed
May 30 – Casper Events Center – Casper, WY *

* FFDP and Bad Wolves Only

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BAD WOLVES pictured above, left-to-right: Doc Coyle, Kyle Konkiel, Tommy Vext, Chris Cain, John Boecklin

 

Connect with BAD WOLVES:

badwolvesnation.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

 

ABOUT BAD WOLVES: Consisting of vocalist Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy), drummer John Boecklin (ex-DevilDriver), guitarist Doc Coyle (Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid), guitarist Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead), and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex-In This Moment), BAD WOLVES burst onto the scene in 2017 with the self-released debut single ‘Learn To Live and quickly became ones-to-watch. The Los Angeles-based five-piece recently signed to Eleven Seven Music and will release a debut album later this year. The upcoming album will feature ‘Toast To The Ghost’ and a cover of The Cranberries’ seminal single’ ‘Zombie’, released in honor of Dolores O’Riordan, who was scheduled to record guest vocals on the song the day she passed away. ‘Zombie’ quickly shot to the top of rock and metal charts around the world upon its release. All proceeds from the track will go to her three children.

BAD WOLVES Release Cover of ‘Zombie’ In Memory of Dolores O’Riordan | @badwolves_band #zombie #music

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Bad Wolves Release Their Version Of ‘Zombie‘ In Dolores O’Riordan’s Memory

The Cranberries Singer Was Set To Re-Record ‘Zombie’ With Bad Wolves On The Day She Passed

Proceeds Will Go To O’Riordan’s Three Children

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Bad Wolves’ Tommy Vext Discusses Decision To Release The Track With Rolling Stone Magazine

Listen to the track on Spotify / YouTube

 

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan was set to record vocals for hard rock band Bad Wolves’ cover of ‘Zombie’ this past Monday, January 15th, the day of her tragic passing. Today the band release their version of ‘Zombie‘ in her memory, with proceeds going to O’Riordan’s three children.

“It was the greatest honour to know she liked our version and wanted to sing on it,” says Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext. “We’re deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Dolores and by the fact that she’s leaving behind three children so we are donating the proceeds from the song to her kids.”

“It’s such a powerful song and the themes are still so relevant, we wanted to release it in her memory,” he continues. “The original lyrics include the line ‘It’s the same old theme Since nineteen-sixteen. In your head, in your head, they’re still fighting’. It’s a reference to the IRA bombings during the Irish Rebellion. We changed that lyric to say ‘2018’ and she was really excited about that because the nations may have changed but we’re still fighting the same battles today. Humanity is still fighting to assert itself despite all the conflicts.”

Vext further discusses the decision to release The Cranberries’ genre-defining in an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone.

Listen to Bad Wolves cover of ‘Zombie’ HERE.

Read the band’s original statement on Facebook and Twitter.

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BAD WOLVES ON  FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE | TWITTER

 

 

Fear the Walking Dead: “Pillar of Salt” Review

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Season 2 | Episode 12
 
Hey there #FTWD fans! The crew and I got together to talk about the latest episode of Fear the Walking Dead!
 
SYNOPSIS: At the Colonia, Alejandro reveals his darker side. A hotel resident becomes violent and Madison springs into action. 
 
Check out the podcast below and let us know what you thought of the episode!
 

 
 
We’re now available on #iTunes – just search: FEAR THE WALKING DEAD RECAP SHOW or (don’t have iTunes) visit: audioboom.com/channel/iwatchmike
 
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Fear the Walking Dead: “Ouroboros” Review

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Season 2 | Episode 3

Hey #FTWD fans!! Mike & the crew got together this week to talk about Episode 3 of Fear the Walking Dead!  Sadly I couldn’t join them, but I’ll be back this week.

Check out the podcast below and let us know what you thought of the episode!

SYNOPSIS: Madison confronts Strand about his mysterious destination. Meanwhile, Nick, Alicia and others inspect wreckage from a plane crash.

 

Fear the Walking Dead: “Ouroboros” Podcast Review

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The Walking Dead: “Twice as Far” Review

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Season 6 | Episode 14
 
Mike and I review Sunday night’s episode of #TheWalkingDead. “Twice as Far” aired Sunday, March 20 on AMC. See more at AMC.com
 
See more Mike at iwatchmike.com
 
Check out our podcast below and tweet us your thoughts! Who do you think will end up on the wrong end of Negan’s bat?! Are you as nervous as we are about his arrival??
 
SYNOPSIS: After a minor victory against The Saviors, a supply run led by Daryl turns chaotic when he and his group cross paths with Dwight.
 

 
The Walking Dead: “Twice as Far” Podcast Review
 
 

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The Walking Dead: “The Same Boat” Review

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Hey #TWD fans!!  Mike and I got together to talk about the Episode 13 | Season 6 of The Walking Dead, titled “The Same Boat.”
 
Check out our podcast and tweet us your thoughts!
 
SYNOPSIS: Carol and Maggie must fight for their lives after being taken by a group of Saviors. 
 
 

 

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The Walking Dead: “Not Tomorrow Yet” Review

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Hey #TWD fans!!  Mike and I got together to talk about Episode 12 | Season 6 of The Walking Dead, titled “Not Tomorrow Yet.”

Check out our podcast and tweet us your thoughts!

SYNOPSIS:  As the joint forces of Alexandria and the Hilltop attack the Saviors’ compound, Carol and Maggie fall into a trap.

The Walking Dead: “Not Tomorrow Yet” Review

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The Walking Dead – “Knots Untie” – Podcast Review

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Hey #TWD fans!!  Mike and I got together last night to talk about the latest episode of The Walking Dead!!
 
Check out our podcast review below and comment/tweet us your thoughts!  Are you as nervous about Negan as we are?  If he IS going to kill someone off…who would you be okay with losing?
 
SYNOPSIS: Jesus takes Rick and the group to the Hilltop Colony, a peaceful community overshadowed by the power of Negan and The Saviors.
 

 
The Walking Dead – “Knots Untie” – Podcast Review
 
 

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The Walking Dead – “Always Accountable” – Review

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Mike, Brancey and Kristin review the latest episode of #TheWalkingDead. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below or email them at mike@iwatchmike.com
 
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SYNOPSIS: After being attacked by a new group and separated, Sasha and Abraham must search for an injured Daryl who may be in trouble.
 

 
The Walking Dead – “Always Accountable” – Podcast Review

 
 

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ManCrates.com asks Mike ‘the Movie Guy,’ “What Would You Put in Your Zombie Survival Crate?!”

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Now…before I even get started on what I’d put in my zombie crate – some of ya’ll are probably wondering…

“Who the hell are ManCrates.com Mike?!”

Well…they’re this super, sick company that ships awesome gifts to men – but wait – these aren’t just gifts in a UPS box. These gifts arrive in a WOODEN CRATE! You have to use a freaking CROW BAR to open them!! How sweet is that?! You have to check out their site. It’s too cool for school.

So now…some of ya’ll are probably wondering…

“How did they find you Mike?!”

Well…from my podcasts. Yep. My FEAR THE WALKING DEAD and THE WALKING DEAD podcasts. Have you heard them yet?! Check them out when you can – I don’t do them by myself – I’ve got a crew! 🙂 We just love talking these shows.

OK! OK! Enough of that – lets talk about my crate. What would “I” put in my Man Crate Zombie Survival Crate.

  1. Rambo Knife
  2. Katana Sword – like Michonne in The Walking Dead
  3. First Aid Kit
  4. A Survival Slingshot
  5. Cans of Tuna and other non-perishable canned food.
  6. Duct Tape – I love this stuff!
  7. Hatchet
  8. Fishing Gear
  9. Firestarter Kit
  10. M16 with ammo

Well…I think that’s it. I think it’s a pretty sweet list. Don’t you? What would YOU put in your zombie survival crate?!

Also, don’t forget to check out ManCrates.com – they have some sweet gifts for men (and maybe women) – – including…YES…several zombie survivor kits!