Tommy Vext Says He Became Homeless So He Could Stay On The Road With Bad Wolves This Year

Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext has revealed that he is homeless. The singer gave up his apartment and car so he could stay on the road with the band for a majority of 2018.

Vext said the following:

“Many people don’t realize that I am homeless. In order to go out on tour in 2018 from March through December I had to give up my apartment, get rid of my car and put all of my belongings in storage.

I never thought I would be grateful for the times of my life when I was forced to be homeless because the lessons I would learn only prepared me for life out of a suitcase.

This year has been an incredible ride conquering 7 tours from Amphitheater’s & arenas for tens of thousands to headlining our own club tour only weeks after our debut album was released.

I have been all over the US, Europe, UK, Canada and Australia and have met countless wonderful people at shows, on the streets and in the gym.

What a blessing to be able to tour with and befriend for so many amazing artists, and turning a crew of amazingly talented guys into a family.

After the honor of having Zombie go Diamond, Platinum, Double Platinum & Gold in almost a dozen countries and going number one globally I’ve just received word that #HearMeNow is the number 1 song on active rock radio in the United States of America. What a way to end an amazing year.

Thank you everyone who supported us, bought our t shirts and records, showed up and sang their lungs out !

Thank you to our road crew, our label, managment, all our new friends at radio stations across the globe.

You’ve given us a life beyond our wildest dreams.

Forever Grateful”

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Many people don’t realize that I am homeless. In order to go out on tour in 2018 from March through December I had to give up my apartment, get rid of my car and put all of my belongings in storage. I never thought I would be grateful for the times of my life when I was forced to be homeless because the lessons I would learn only prepared me for life out of a suitcase. This year has been an incredible ride conquering 7 tours from Amphitheater’s & arenas for tens of thousands to headlining our own club tour only weeks after our debut album was released. I have been all over the US, Europe, UK, Canada and Australia and have met countless wonderful people at shows, on the streets and in the gym. What a blessing to be able to tour with and befriend for so many amazing artists, and turning a crew of amazingly talented guys into a family. After the honor of having Zombie go Diamond, Platinum, Double Platinum & Gold in almost a dozen countries and going number one globally I’ve just received word that #HearMeNow is the number 1 song on active rock radio in the United States of America 🇺🇸. What a way to end an amazing year. Thank you everyone who supported us, bought our t shirts and records, showed up and sang their lungs out ! Thank you to our road crew, our label, managment, all our new friends at radio stations across the globe. You’ve given us a life beyond our wildest dreams. Forever Grateful ~ T. 📸📸📸📸📸📸📸📸📸📸 @randyedwardsphotos

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Bad Wolves To Begin Recording New Album

Bad Wolves are planning to hit the studio in two weeks to begin the recording process for their new album. Tommy Vext confirmed the news in the below post:

Bad Wolves Announce Headlining Shows With From Ashes To New

Bad Wolves have announce a few headlining shows with From Ashes To New around their tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin. Here’s the dates:

11/08 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/09 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey
11/14 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s

Bad Wolves Premiere “No Masters” Music Video, Perfom With Guest Singers At Birmingham, UK Show

Bad Wolves have premiered a new video for their song “No Masters.” This track is from the band’s debut album “Disobey.“

In other news, Tommy Vext was unable to perform during the group’s October 4 show in Birmingham, UK due to him being hospitalized with a bronchial infection. Stars (Bang Bang Romeo) and Austin Dickinson (As Lions) filled in during his absence. Vext said the following about that:

“Life is unpredictable. If anyone knows this, it’s me. More often than not, the universe throws a wrench in the best laid plans.

This is our first trip to play shows in Europe as a band. Nothing could prepare us for the excitement and gratitude we felt for the opportunity to come over and play for the UK and EU fans who have waited so long to see us. So imagine my disappointment when a few days ago I began feeling ill to the point I knew something was wrong enough that I had to seek medical treatment – and to accept the doctors’ advice that I not play the show in Birmingham.

But as the old adage goes, “the show must go on” and luckily I have a lot of people in my life who love and support me and my band. On a moment’s notice, Stars from the Doncaster band Bang Bang Romeo and Austin Dickinson from London based As Lions agreed to learn the set list in under 24 hours, travel to Birmingham and play the show for no money, just because they believe in us and because they know we would do the same for them. I certainly understand this sentiment. I had to fill in as the vocalist for Five Finger Death Punch on several occasions.

It is not easy to sit the Birmingham show out. But this is bigger than just me. It’s about the fans and about our commitment to Three Days Grace. As I lie here, wishing I were feeling better, those thoughts of pity are overshadowed completely by my sense of wonder at the kindness and generosity of the human spirit and the power of music to bring people together. Thank you for all the support – I’ll be back asap, in bigger, better fighting shape. I would personally like to thank the NHS and all the doctors and nurses who assisted me for their amazing service.”

Dickinson added:

“When Tommy called me I thought he was a joking but as it turns he needed a brother to lend a hand. So here we are doing for Tommy what he’s done for many others. He owes me now and I will wait until I get ill in Siberia to ask him to return the favour.”

Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves) Was Hospitalized With A Viral Bronchial Infection

Bad Wolves’ Tommy Vext ended up getting hospitalized with a viral bronchial infection when he was in Nottingham, England this week. He said the following about that:

“Dear friends, Thank you for all your messages and concerns. Unfortunately I’ve been hospitalized for the past two days recovering at Queens Medical Center in Nottingham. After many tests doctors determined I have a severe viral bronchial infection. Very similar to symptoms to pneumonia with dangerously high fever and heart arrhythmia. I am awaiting updates to see if I can be discharged and return to tour today. Please stay tuned to @badwolvesofficial and thank you for all your well wishes and positive vibes”

Bad Wolves Launch Crowdfunding Campaign For New Film

Bad Wolves have launched an Indiegogo campaign in an effort to raise $65,000 to create a new film called “Breaking The Band.” The movie will focus on the group’s “meteoric rise from unknown band to multi platinum status within 6 months.”

Bad Wolves commented:

“Hey guys,

It’s Tommy, John, Doc, Chris, and Kyle from Bad Wolves and we are stoked to share our latest project with you.

We want YOU to be a part of our new movie “Breaking The Band” that we’re going to start shooting very soon!

Historically, many of the world’s most influential bands never got the opportunity to capture their early years in the trenches. Learning the business side of things, dealing with bus breakdowns, production issues, and scheduling demands. Simply because they couldn’t afford to hire a camera crew. So we are turning it over to you, The Wolfpack!

Over the past year, we have experienced a rollercoaster of tragedy and triumph. From the tragic, untimely loss of Dolores O’ Riordan to the triumphant success of our campaign to raising over a quarter million dollars for her children through our rendition of The Cranberries’ classic, intergenerational hit “Zombie”.

Following the single’s global multi-platinum success with our debut album DISOBEY opened doors for us to perform on some of the world’s biggest festivals and play to fans near and far on arena tours with our label mates Five Finger Death Punch and Nothing More, as well as Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, and Three Days Grace.

But what does it really take to break a band? How did we get started and what is day-to-day life in a rising band really like?

Our film will be an uncensored peek into the meteoric rise from unknown band to multi platinum status within 6 months, a fascinating glimpse into the music industry exposing all the sides some will never really admit or want to show, and following us around the world to Europe, the US, and Canada this year.

To show our appreciation for your support, we’ve put together some once-in-a lifetime experiences, exclusive specialty items, and content for our die hard fans who want to be a part of or own a piece of Bad Wolves history!”

Watch Tommy Vext’s Mother Join Bad Wolves Onstage In New Jersey

During Bad Wolves’ set at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ last night (August 25), the band were joined onstage by vocalist Tommy Vext’s mother as they performed their cover of The Cranberries‘ “Zombie.” You can see footage of that below:

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Tonight will forever go down as one of the greatest moments I’ve ever had on stage when my mother came out to sing Zombie with me before all our friends and family at PNC Bank Arts center in New Jersey. Momma Vext was the lead vocalist in the church choir every Christmas, so you may say it runs in the family. I love you mom. You’re everything that is best in me. Thank you for believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself. Thank you for teaching me patience and grace under fire. Thank you for reminding me that life is an occasion when we rise to it. ♥️🙏🏼 #Moms #ToughLadies #BadWolvesIsForTheMommas #badwolves #zombie #Family #Love #photocredit 📸🙌🏽@randyedwardsphotos

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