Ivan Moody Says ‘This is My Last Show with FFDP’ at Netherlands Gig

2017-06-13

Photo by Charles Ken

Ivan Moody makes interesting statement during Five Finger Death Punch gig

Update: Ivan Moody has issued a statement and has dropped off the band’s current European tour. “I am embarrassed and ashamed to admit that I have fallen off the wagon again,” Moody wrote. “I was on shaky ground prior to our performance in Tilburg, and although a lot of the events of that show were out of my control, the shame of not delivering pushed me over the edge.”

He added, “It would not be fair to my band mates or my fans to continue to perform in my current condition. One of the worst parts of addiction is the loneliness you feel, so having the support of my band and all the knuckleheads is what drives me. I am committed to getting better so I can get back out on stage as soon as possible.”

“As a band, we are committed to supporting Ivan’s road to recovery,” guitarist Zoltan Boathory added. “We are as baffled and saddened as anyone to watch our brother continue to struggle.”

Will Ivan Moody continue in Five Finger Death Punch or not? That question keeps coming up, especially when incidents like this happen.

Monday night (June 12) during a show, the frontman announced he wouldn’t be performing any more concerts with Five Finger Death Punch.

At the band’s concert in Tilburg, The Netherlands, Moody stated on stage that “this is my last show with Five Finger Death Punch.” A fan in the crowd filmed footage of the announcement on YouTube.

That said, it doesn’t seem like the “announcement” is changing anything with Five Finger Death Punch. Today, the band announced a European tour with In Flames and Of Mice & Men, which will set off in November.

As for the history of Moody and Five Finger Death Punch, Moody stepped away from the band last December for a while, and All That Remains’ Phil Labonte filled in to finish that tour. The reason was to allow Moody time to recover from an unspecified illness.

Last April, Moody said a few things in a radio interview that led the press to believe he was leaving Five Finger Death Punch, but Moody soon released a statement saying he was not planning to leave the band.

Five Finger Death Punch are slated to continue on their current trek Wednesday (June 14) at Austria’s Nova Rock festival. The band is also slated to perform in the U.S. in August for a collection of festival shows and headlining performances.

Photo credit: Anne Erickson photography

Posted by Charles Ken | Metal, Music, Rock, Rock News

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