Five Finger Death Punch - To Finish Tour Without Ivan Moody, Announce Free Tilburg Show


Five Finger Death Punch recently announced that they will finish out their remaining European dates with Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext filling in for frontman Ivan Moody, whose struggles with substance abuse are widely known and had a melt down at the show in Tilburg, The Netherlands saying it would be his last with the band and they ended up playing an abbreviated set. Furthermore, the band will immediately return to Tilburg to play a free show for any ticket holders from the now infamous 013 performance a week prior.

Ivan Moody, vocalist of Five Finger Death Punch said: "I am embarrassed and ashamed to admit that I have fallen off the wagon again. 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. It would not be fair to my bandmates 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."

Guitarist Zoltan Bathory said: "As a band, we are committed to supporting Ivan's road to recovery. We are as baffled and saddened as anyone to watch our brother continue to struggle. Almost everyone in the world knows someone who struggles with addiction, and can relate to how the self-destruction of someone they care about is very difficult to watch. Five Finger Death Punch has every intention of playing the dates we're committed to and beyond. The band is bigger than any one member."

Tommy Vext, the vocalist of up and coming metal band Bad Wolves said: "It is a tremendous honor to share the stage with Five Finger Death Punch on these remaining dates. Today I am blessed with over 8 years of sobriety, so I can certainly empathize with Ivan's struggles. Not only do I feel a responsibility to deliver for the fans of Five Finger Death Punch on these remaining dates, but also to deliver for Ivan so he can get back to work as soon as he is healthy."

This June 19th show will take place in the same venue, the 013 in Tilburg. Ticket holders of last week's show will promptly receive an email from the venue with instructions on how to obtain their free guaranteed priority tickets. This email will include a link to directly download e-tickets for the show.

Other fans interested in attending this show should closely follow the announcements on the venue's website to get access. After the original ticket holders get their priority tickets, a link will be made available where people can order free tickets while stock lasts.

Source: fivefingerdeathpunch.com
Band profile: Five Finger Death Punch
 
Posted: 17.06.2017 by BloodTears


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17.06.2017 - 19:58
zikon
I smell publicity stunt behind all this.
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17.06.2017 - 21:16
cossaisVendeurs
Ivan Moody living up to his name by appearing to have a constant period.
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