Five Finger Death Punch Releases Statement After Apparent On-Stage Dispute


TILBURG, Netherlands (CelebrityAccess) — Five Finger Death Punch performed an abbreviated show amid what appears to be inner turmoil with the band.

During a June 12th performance in Tilburg, the band started the show sans frontman Ivan Moody, who eventually joined his compatriots in time for the third song. However, Moody took the opportunity to tell the crowd that the night's performance would be his last with FFDP.

“I’ll let you know ahead of time — this is my last show with Five Finger Death Punch,” Moody told the crowd, before making a throat-slitting motion with his hand.

Dutch news site BD.nl reported that the band seemed disorganized during the show, "playing out of time, disappeared after every song [for] minutes from the stage and seemed to quarrel among themselves” while onstage. According to the report, the show only lasted 40 minutes, with the band simply leaving the stage and not returning.

However, since Monday night's show, the band seems to have smoothed everyone's feathers and released a subsequent statement indicating plans to move forward.

"Those who have followed 5FDP from the beginning can tell you there has always been an element of danger and unpredictability in our music and in our shows. That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll. When you do over 150 shows in a year, you will inevitably have a few derailments, but the train always keeps on moving. Last night in Tilburg was one of those instances, but as they say, you aren’t a race car driver if you don’t wreck a car or two. We can’t wait to put on amazing shows tomorrow night at Nova Rock all the way to our just announced winter tour all over Europe. See you all on the race track….bring a helmet…. – Five Finger Death Punch"

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