Artist Group International has signed hardrock icons Five Finger Death Punch, bringing the “Sham Pain” band from Las Vegas into the same agency that’s home to Metallica, Def Leppard and Rammstein. Veteran rock agent Peter Pappalardo, whose roster includes Mötley Crüe, Megadeth, Daryl Hall & John Oates and comedian Andrew Dice Clay will represent the five-man rock outfit created by singer Ivan Moody and guitarist Zoltan Bathory in 2005.
The band was previously represented by WME.
“They are a bonafide arena headliner, and there aren’t a ton of those in the rock world right now,” said Pappalardo, who said the band is playing a mix of festivals and headline shows in 2019 with tour dates to be announced soon.
Five Finger Death Punch has 22 songs on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart and four No. 1 albums on the Rock Albums chart including their latest release, 2018’s And Justice For None.
The band is booked to play a number of festivals this summer including Inkcarceration Festival in Mansfield, Ohio (July 12-14) and Impact music festival in Bangor, Maine (July 27-28).
FFDP is managed by 10th Street Entertainment.