Bad Wolves, the American rock band best known for their cover of “Zombie”, originally by The Cranberries, have recently announced that their first ever UK & European shows will happen this October alongside Three Days Grace.
The band’s touring plan includes dates all across Europe including Portsmouth, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, London, Glasgow and Manchester in the UK.
Tommy Vext, Bad Wolves vocalist, stated: “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. Coincidently, 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.”
The band manager Zoltan Bathory, also guitarist for Five Finger Death Punch, added: “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.”
Their version of The Cranberries ‘Zombie’ was released earlier this year and it soared to success all over the world, getting the Gold certification 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. It also ranked first in 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, achieved over 125 million views across platforms and in June this year, Bad Wolves presented a $250,000 check to Dolores’ four children, hence fulfilling the promise to donate all of their proceeds.
Their follow up single ‘Hear Me Now’ feat. Diamante is also quickly climbing up the charts. The band is currently touring North America with Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin, with Diamante performing “Hear Me Now” live with Bad Wolves every show as a special treat for fans.
Disobey, Bad Wolves’ debut album, was released in the spring via Eleven Seven Music, and achieved the following chart positions in the USA: #22-Billboard Top 200, #2-Hard Rock Chart, #4- Rock chart and #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 15 countries across Europe, including Holland, Ireland, Finland, Belgium and many more.
The band has totaled over 60 million track streams, 400,000+ downloads to date and is supported by 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
Words by: Valentina Guidi