Artist Group International Signs Five Finger Death Punch
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Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody and the band makes a stop at SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, Dec. 18.
Artist Group International announced the signing Tuesday of metal act Five Finger Death Punch.
The band will be represented by Peter Pappalardo, who also represents artists including Mötley Crüe, Megadeth and Daryl Hall & John Oates. Five Finger Death Punch comes to AGI from William Morris Endeavor. The story was first reported by Billboard.
The Las Vegas band, which formed in 2005, remains formidable at the box office. The group’s 2016 and 2018 co-headlining tours, with Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin, respectively, made Pollstar’s Year End Top 200 North American Tours chart, with the former grossing $14 million and the latter grossing $15.6 million.
Five Finger Death Punch’s highest-grossing date of 2018 was their Aug. 11 co-headlining show with Breaking Benjamin at Tampa, Fla.’s MidFlorida Credit Union, which sold 17,503 tickets for a gross of $728,357.
Five Finger Death Punch currently has three headlining festival appearances on the books. They’ll play Mansfield, Ohio’s Inkcarceration the weekend of July 13; Cadott, Wisc.’s Rock Fest on July 19 and Bangor, Maine’s Impact Music Festival on July 27.
In Artist Group International, the band has aligned with one of the industry’s most powerful agencies. “Our year’s been amazing,” founder Dennis Arfa, who most notably represents Billy Joel, told Pollstar in December. “Is this my best year ever? It’s amongst them.”