FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Salutes Police Offers In 'When The Seasons Change' Video
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has released the music video for the song ”When The Seasons Change”. Written by guitarist Zoltan Bathory, the clip is dedicated to those police officers and first responders around the world who selflessly put their lives on the line every day, among them a hometown hero of the band, fallen army veteran and Las Vegas police officer Charleston Hartfield, who lost his life in the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting using his own body to shield and save others from the hail of bullets.
Bathory said: ”Instead of giving you a typical quote about the music video, let me give you some data to ponder… Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the USA right behind heart disease and cancer. Some research says an average of 250,000 people die every year because of medical errors. In contrast, police officers make an average of 50 fatal errors annually, that’s 245,950 less — and most of them are due to split-second decisions in high-risk situations. Of course, loss of life is always tragic, but we don’t put all medical professionals on blast or call them names, disrespect them and demonize them. Of course not. They’re doing their best and it would be just as ridiculous as the current, grossly unfair rhetoric against police as a whole.”
A rare voice of support in the entertainment world, the members of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have been longtime supporters of veteran and law enforcement entities. Just this week, the group again made good on this promise and donated a portion of the ticket sales from its massive summer North American outdoor amphitheater tour equaling $95,000 to C.O.P.S – Concerns Of Police Survivors, whose mission is rebuilding shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths, through partnerships with law enforcement and the community.
Due to fan-demand, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and BREAKING BENJAMIN announced an expansion of this summer’s most-successful co-headlining North American outdoor amphitheater tour, with additional dates that take both bands through fall 2018 in arenas. Co-produced by Live Nation and Frank Productions, the tour featured special guests NOTHING MORE and BAD WOLVES on the summer leg. On the fall leg, BAD WOLVES will once again join the trek on select dates and Swedish heavyweights IN FLAMES on other select shows. FROM ASHES TO NEW will be support on all fall dates.