This past Tuesday (12/11), Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin wrapped the Fall arena portion of the biggest North American co-headlining rock tour of 2018. The bands announced today, they have chosen to donate a portion of their ticket sales this fall to two charity organizations close to their hearts. Five Finger Death Punch has donated $30,000 to VETPAW (Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife). The mission of VETPAW is to end the illegal poaching of Rhinos, Elephants and other endangered species. VETPAW does this by utilizing the unrivaled skills and experience of highly trained combat veterans to form anti-poaching units, train local park rangers and support their communities. Meanwhile, Breaking Benjamin has donated $30,000 to a charity they’ve supported for many years St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, whose mission is to help further research to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. With their Summer and Fall tours combined, Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin have now donated over $250,000 to charities in 2018.
The tours capped a massive 2018 year which saw both co-headliners release brand-new hard rock albums that topped the charts this spring. The multi-platinum Five Finger Death Punch–released their seventh studio album, And Justice For None (May 18) debuting at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart –and the multi-platinum artists, Breaking Benjamin’s sixth studio album Ember (April 2018) debuted at #3.