American metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH played an abbreviated concert earlier last night(Monday, June 12) in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
There are conflicting reports about how long the band’s performance at the Poppodium 013 venue actually lasted, with some attendees claiming the group was on for only forty minutes, while others have suggested that FIVE FINGER had played almost the entire set before exiting the stage.
A friend of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody, Tommy Vext (DIVINE HERESY, SNOT), handled lead vocals for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH for the first two tracks of the group’s set, with Ivan joining his bandmates for the third song, during which he jumped into the crowd.
After performing most of the set, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH left the stage as three thousand fans waited for a return that never came.
At one point, Moody told the audience they were seeing his last show with the band (see video below), although it’s unclear if his comment was serious or meant in jest. Meanwhile, guitarist Jason Hook threw his guitar down during “Burn MF” (see video below). Moody later asked the crowd if they wanted this to be his last show with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, to which they responded with a resounding “No!” (see video below).
This is not the first time FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has been forced to cut short a show due to issues involving the band’s lead singer. Last November, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH walked off stage in Worcester, Massachusetts because Moody was unable to perform. Although it was reported that Moody was overcome with grief over the illness and possible death of someone close to him — not his mother as initially reported — a number of audience members reported that he appeared to be intoxicated and disoriented.