Ivan Moody quits Five Finger Death Punch during Netherlands show; band announces European tour anyway

Santiago Bluguermann/LatinContent/Getty ImagesThe everlasting drama that is Ivan Moody and Five Finger Death Punch continued Monday when the frontman announced he won’t be playing any more shows with the band.

During FFDP’s show in Tilburg, The Netherlands last night, Moody declared on stage that “this is my last show with Five Finger Death Punch.” Fan-recorded footage of the announcement was posted to YouTube.

To make matters even stranger, Five Finger today announced a European tour with In Flames and Of Mice & Men, which is scheduled to kick off in November.

Moody and Five Finger Death Punch have walked this road before: back in 2015, a bizarre onstage meltdown in Memphis led to rumors that the band was breaking up. Last December, the band finished their tour with All That Remains singer Phil Labonte in place of Moody as he recovered from unspecified illness.

This past April, rumors of FFDP’s demise started again after Moody gave a radio interview implying that he was leaving the band. Moody then released a statement saying he has no plans to leave the group.

Five Finger Death Punch’s current tour is scheduled to continue this Wednesday, June 14 at Austria’s Nova Rock festival. The band is supposed to return to the U.S. in August for a series of festival and headlining dates.

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