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:
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!”
Bad Wolves have been added to Three Days Grace’s fall European tour. You can see the dates for that run below.
10/01 Portsmouth, UK – Pyramids Centre
10/02 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
10/04 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
10/05 Bristol, UK – St. Philips Gate
10/07 London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
10/08 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
10/09 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
10/11 Tilburg, NET – Poppodium 013
10/13 Hamburg, GER – Docks
10/14 Cologne, GER – Palladium
10/15 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
10/17 Zurich, SWI – X-Tra
10/18 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
10/19 Prague, CZE – Mala Sport
10/21 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
10/23 Wroclaw, POL – A2 Centrum Kocertowe
10/24 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
10/26 Kiev, UKR – Stereo Plaza (no Bad Wolves)
10/27 Minsk, BEL – Prime Hall (no Bad Wolves)
10/29 Vilnius, LIT – Art Factory LOFTAS (no Bad Wolves)
10/30 Riga, LAT – Palladium (no Bad Wolves)
10/31 Tallinn, EST – Rock Café (no Bad Wolves)
11/02 St. Petersburg, RUS – A2 (no Bad Wolves)
11/04 Moscow, RUS – Adrenaline Stadium (no Bad Wolves)
11/06 Yekaterinburg, RUS – Tele Club (no Bad Wolves)
During their August 7 set in St. Louis, MO, Bad Wolves were joined onstage by Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody for their cover of The Cranberries‘ “Zombie.” You can see footage of that below. Bad Wolves have been out as one of the supporting acts on Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin’s co-headlining tour.
Bad Wolves and Diamante have shared an acoustic version of their song “Hear Me Now.” You can check that out below:
Bad Wolves have apparently received some backlash from people who misinterpreted the meaning behind their song “Officer Down“ and Tommy Vext has decided to offer some more insight into track in response. According to him, the “lyrics are written to serve as a productive conversation starter addressing the issues of documented police brutality and more specifically the media’s slanderous and false projection of all law enforcement.”
Here’s Vext’s full statement:
“Tonight we were privileged enough to be escorted by Johnson Cities Finest at our sold out show at Capone’s here in TN. Considering the times we are living in I must say how reassuring and grateful we are as artists to feel protected by these men in uniform.
Now unfortunately this brings up another issue.
I have been reading many confused comments regarding our song “Officer Down” this past week and this is where I stand – These lyrics are written to serve as a productive conversation starter addressing the issues of documented police brutality and more specifically the media’s slanderous and false projection of all law enforcement.
False narratives that we have witness lead to the assassinations of officers in dallas TX & Brooklyn NYC by cowardly, unstable scum .
We in BAD WOLVES are NOT an anti cop band. As a boy who grew up in NYC during 911 and first hand witnessed the courageous efforts of state and federal law enforcements as-well as EMS and Firefighters put their lives on the line to save victims of terror attacks my reverence for the men and women who serve these offices can be no higher. They are as important to this country as the military branches that defend our nation and its freedom.
As a personal friend of the Brooklyn Assistant District Attourney, members of NYPD, LAPD and a volunteer who has brought anti drug and alcohol policy events to schools along side the LAPD Narcotics Division I find it laughable the ignorant hateful dribble being spewed in some of these comments.
So to all the snowflake key board warriors out there, YOUR MISS-INTERPRETATIONS ARE NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY.
Buy some tissues and wipe your pussies.
I don’t come to your job and kick the dicks out of your mouths so stop trying to tell me how to do my job.
All the best ~Tommy”
Bad Wolves have made good on their promise to donate the proceeds from their cover of The Cranberries‘ “Zombie“ to the family of the late Dolores O’Riordan. Members of O’Riordan’s family were invited onstage during the band’s June 19 performance at The Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY and were presented with a check for $250,000. You can see footage of that below. O’Riordan was originally planning to record guest vocals for the cover on the day of her death.