BAD WOLVES "Zombie" Certified Gold, Debut Album 'Disobey' Out Now!

May 12, 2018






Band Donating Single Proceeds to 

The Late Dolores O’Riordan’ Children


“With its real-life timeliness, emotional delivery and surreal background story, the cover connected faster than anyone involved could have anticipated.” – Billboard


“Bad Wolves' interpretation of "Zombie" is moody like the Cranberries', though the instrumentation sounds clearer and more cutting.” – Rolling Stone


May 11th, 2018, NEW YORK, NY-- With the release of their debut album Disobey, out today on Eleven Seven Music, Bad Wolves are the breakthrough act of 2018 and achieved the #1 spot on the Billboard Emerging Artist Chart in March.


The band rose to global acclaim this year with their cover of The Cranberries’ intergenerational hit “Zombie” topping global charts to become the #1 rock song of 2018. 


Bad Wolves’ “Zombie” has resonated with audiences around the globe and embarked on a meteoric rise. Dolores O’Riordan, of The Cranberries fame, was excited to reprise her iconic vocals on the track, calling it “killer”. That morning, she tragically passed away. The band has committed to donating all their proceeds from their version of “Zombie” to O’Riordan’s four children, a gesture that has been gratefully acknowledged by her family. 


The single has topped charts worldwide - including the iTunes overall and rock charts,Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart, and earned the band the #1 spot on the Billboard Emerging Artists chart. The official music video has garnered over 100 million views. In addition to chart success, “Zombie”, has been certified Gold in the United States and Canada and has received mainstream airplay from Howard Stern, KROQ, and Z100, and some of the biggest radio shows around the world. 


But Disobey is much more than one hit song. The debut collection sees five Los Angeles music veterans flexing their creative muscles and exploring new and previously untapped sonic spaces.  The record is complex and vast; it's full of lyrics that see biracial frontman Tommy Vext tackling everything from the current political state of our nation to the prevalence of racism — not the typical fodder for an album that's already birthing hit singles. It also addresses deeply personal matters, with the singer stating, "This album is a commentary, but it's also a diary."


The album also includes “Hear Me Now”, which Bad Wolves recently revealed in a duet form with label-mate Diamante. The in-studio video has amassed more than 3.2 Million views on YouTube in less than 3 weeks. 


In addition to “Zombie,” Disobey boasts the crushingly catchy “Learn to Live,” fan favorites “Shapeshifter,” and the soaring ballad “Remember When”. The latter is inspired by Vext’s twin brother, who is currently serving time for his attempt to murder Vext. Following the murder attempt, Vext began a career as a sober coach to help others break free of the cycle of addiction and violence. 


Overall, the Bad Wolves story is one of quiet resilience. The band features drummer John Boecklin (ex-Devildriver) and vocalist Tommy Vext (Divine Heresy, Snot), as well as guitarists Doc Coyle (ex-God Forbid), Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead), and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex-In This Moment), in its ranks. The group—whose members are both seasoned veterans and talented players who have logged critically acclaimed stints in some of rock and metal’s most celebrated acts— emerges as a testament to their collective talent and rapidly expanding fanbase. 


Bad Wolves will spend much of the foreseeable future on the road. In addition to arena dates supporting Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown through the end of May, the band will embark on a co-headline run with labelmates From Ashes to New and Diamante. That tour kicks off on June 4 in Madison, WI and runs through July 6 in Colorado Springs, CO. Bad Wolves will then rejoin Five Finger Death Punch, along with Breaking Benjamin and Nothing More, in mid-July and remain on the road through September.


Bad Wolves have disobeyed convention and prove that rock is not in fact dead. Rock is alive and well. 





Supporting Five Finger Death Punch + Shinedown:

* FFDP and Bad Wolves Only

May 11 – Westfair Amphitheatre – Council Bluffs, IA

May 12 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI *

May 14 – Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA

May 16 – Legacy Arena – Birmingham, AL

May 17 – Ford Center – Evansville, IN

May 18 – Mark of the Quad – Moline, IL

May 20 – Alerus Center – Grand Forks, ND

May 30 – Casper Events Center – Casper, WY *


What’s In Your Head Tour Dates:

Bad Wolves + From Ashes To New Co-Headline With Special Guest 



June 6 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN

June 7 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

June 8 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI

June 9 – Piere’s Entertainment Center – Fort Wayne, IN

June 11 – The Basement – Columbus, OH

June 12 – The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY

June 13 – Aura – Portland, ME

June 16 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

June 18 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA

June 19 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

June 20 – Albany - Upstate Concert Club

June 22 – Norva – Norfolk, VA

June 23 – The Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC

June 24 – Capone’s – Johnson City, TN

June 26 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL

June 27 – Sidetracks Music Hall – Huntsville, AL

June 28 – The Metroplex – Little Rock, AR

June 29 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK

July 1 – XR Club – Amarillo, TX

July 2 – Jake’s Sports Cafe – Lubbock, TX

July 5 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO

July 6 – Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO


Nothing More w/ Bad Wolves (Select Shows)

July 23 – @ Cargo – Reno, NV

July 28 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ

Aug 5 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR

Aug 10 – HOB – Myrtle Beach, SC

Sept 2 – Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY


Festival & Misc. Dates

June 1 – Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel – Deadwood, SD

June 2 – Kansas City Rockfest – Kansas City, MO

June 3 – Sauget, IL - Pop’s (w. I Prevail)

July 12 – Rock USA Festival – Oshkosh, WI


With Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin + Nothing More

* - 5FDP & Bad Wolves only / ** - 5FDP, Breaking Benjamin & Bad Wolves only


July 16 – White River Amphitheater – Seattle, WA **

July 18 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA **

July 20 – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID

July 21 – Usana Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT

July 24 – Shoreline Amphitheater – San Francisco, CA

July 25 – Mattress Firm Arena – San Diego, CA

July 27 – Five Point Amphitheater – Irvine, CA

July 29 – Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM **

Aug 1 – Austin 360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX

Aug 3 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX **

Aug 4 – Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX

Aug 6 – Snowden Grove Amphitheatre – Southaven, MS

Aug 7 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO

Aug 9 – Heritage Park Amphitheater – Simpsonville, SC

Aug 11 – MidFlorida Amphitheater – Tampa, FL

Aug 12 – Verizon Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA

Aug 14 – Keybank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA

Aug 15 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ

Aug 17 – Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA

Aug 18 – Xfinity Center – Boston, MA

Aug 20 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON

Aug 22 – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY **

Aug 24 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA

Aug 25 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ **

Aug 28 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH

Aug 29 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL

Aug 31 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Indianapolis, IN **

Sept 1 – DTE Energy Music Theater – Detroit, MI

Sept 3 – Darien Lakes Amphitheater – Darien Lakes, NY

Sept 6 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY **

Sept 7 – The Xfinity Theater – Hartford, CT

Sept 9 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH **

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