Clark County, Nevada and the city of Las Vegas officially declared Friday (November 1st) “Five Finger Death Punch Day” in honor of the band, which bases itself in Sin City.
The declaration was given as the group prepare for two shows in its aforementioned hometown. It was celebrated with a new display at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino in the city. A proclamation read in part, “It is the privilege of the Board of County Commissioners to honor and recognize multi-platinum-selling artist and award-winning band Five Finger Death Punch, and their commitment to entertainment, the performing arts and the community.”
After listing the band’s accomplishments in record sales, radio airplay and charitable efforts, the proclamation continued, “We, the Board of Commissioners of Clark County, Nevada, do hereby recognize Five Finger Death Punch and congratulate them on the success of their career and their two sold-out hometown shows at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.”
Five Finger guitarist Zoltan Bathory told us a while back that living and working in Vegas can be distracting: [“Writing a record is not like a nine-to-five job. It’s a 24/7 job, you know. Once you’re done with the studio, you have to go home and we still, you know, keep writing. So that’s how it gets distracting because, you know, you kind of — you worked already whole day, you want to relax, but in the second you want to relax for a second, Las Vegas will get you. You know, there’s always something going on and you have to force yourself to not be distracted.”] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . not be distracted.)
Five Finger Death Punch launched a tour over the weekend with support from Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves and Fire From The Gods. The next stop is Tucson, Arizona on Tuesday (November 5th). A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will go towards the Gary Sinise Foundation.