Five Finger Death Punch Launch Suicide Prevention Initiative

06/05/2012
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The Five Finger Death Punch camp sent over word that the band has launched a suicide prevention initiative promoting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

In cooperation with the Lifeline, the band has filmed a public service announcement, which will be placed on all broadcast, cable and web outlets interested in supporting the initiative. The PSA can be screened here:

In addition, Five Finger Death Punch has independently filmed a visually arresting video that accompanies the single release of "Coming Down," which will premiere on VEVO on June 12 at 9:00AM Pacific.

The final screen of the music video offers a call to action in sharing, "Don't ignore the chance to get help for you or someone you know who might be in crisis. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline now at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), suicidepreventionlifeline.org."

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory shares, "Through support and awareness, suicide can be prevented. Five Finger Death Punch is promoting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to build awareness that there is support out there for those in need through the Lifeline's service, and others. This is an important initiative we have taken on to place it on the consciousness of the public that you are not alone when in need." Dr. John Draper, Director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers, " By sharing the message with their fans that suicide is preventable, the members of Five Finger Death Punch will undoubtedly save lives. We are thrilled that they are helping get the word out about this valuable 24/7 service." The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is administered by Link2Health Solutions Inc., a wholly owned affiliate of the Mental Health Association of New York City.

The Trespass America Festival has pledged $1.00 for every ticket sold this summer to provide for its network of crisis call centers . The 31-date tour, headlined by Five Finger Death Punch, will also feature Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Pop Evil, Emmure, God Forbid, and Battlecross.

The full METAL HAMMER TRESPASS AMERICA FESTIVAL itinerary includes appearances in:

7/13 Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center
7/15 Billings, MT MetraPark Arena
7/16 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
7/17 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Falls Arena
7/19 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
7/21 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County Expo Center
7/22 Waterloo, IA McElroy Auditorium
7/24 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheatre
7/25 Belton, TX Bell County Expo Center
7/27 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
7/28 Beaumont, TX Ford Pavilion
7/30 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
7/31 Evansville, IN Ford Center
8/01 Cincinnati, OH NC Pavilion at Riverbend
8/03 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena
8/04 Rochester Hills, MI Meadowbrook Amph
8/05 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
8/07 Oswego, NY Oswego Speedway
8/08 Glens Falls, NY Glens Falls Civic Center
8/10 Scarborough, ME Scarborough Downs
8/14 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
8/15 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
8/17 Worchester, MA DCU Center
8/18 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
8/19 Philadelphia, PA Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
8/21 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Amph
8/22 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
8/24 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amph
8/25 Rio Rancho, NM Santa Ana Star Center
8/26 Phoenix, AZ Comercia Theatre
8/28 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium

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