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Five Finger Death Punch Issues Statement On Tilburg Show, Vocalist Situation

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Full news has now come online of just what was going down at the disaster of the Five Finger Death Punch Tilburg show and what's going on with the group's vocalist situation.

Five Finger Death Punch will continue the current European tour without Ivan Moody. Tommy Vext will appear in his place.

Ivan himself issued this statement: "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."

Zoltan Bathory has released a new message explaining what happened during the concert: "As you probably know by now - the show 2 days ago in Tilburg was an avalanche of clusterfucks - a crew member rolled the intro without verifying if we were all present - we were half way into the first song when we realized that - Ivan wasn't even in the building yet.

"To save the day our friend Tommy Vext of Bad Wolves ran out on stage and sung until Ivan arrived... but you can imagine Ivan's shock - the band was on stage without him - so things escalated form there - as his anger got the better of him and in the chaos - more and more crazy shit happened - mistakes such us wrong intros resulted in skipping songs - which resulted in getting handed the wrong instruments for the wrong songs.... the aftermath was even crazier - so the events that happened in the following day left us no choice but to send Ivan back to rehab so he can take care of himself and come back stronger.

"The show must go on - we owe this to the fans - so Tommy will be singing with us for the rest of the tour. We had a great first show - thank you for the continuous love and support (fans in Tilburg - we will be back - we will make up for the train wreck you unfortunately had to witness)."

Tommy Vext also stated: "It is a tremendous honor to share the stage with Five Finger Death Punch on these remaining dates. Today I am blessed with over eight 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."

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