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Five Finger Death Punch breaks up on stage?

Saturday, May 2, 2015 10:45 AM PT
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Speculation is rampant that Five Finger Death Punch dissolved mid-show last night at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN. A slew of confusing video clips have surfaced online showing the band stopping their set after roughly six songs and walking off stage. Only vocalist Ivan Moody remained, awkwardly talking to fans.

Here's an account from one fan, which was published via thenewfury.com:

"Ivan held up Jeremy's book and asked the fans if they had this FFDP book. Then, still mic'd seemingly unknowingly, said "That I had nothing to do with", directed at Jeremy. Jeremy then threw his sticks and walked off stage, and the band shortly followed. Ivan talked for a minute, threw his mic, and marched off. A few minutes later, Ivan came back, rambled and talked to the fans, and attempted to play around on Jeremy's drumkit, trying to lead a song rather weakly. Jeremy and the rest of the band came back and played a song while sounding completely out of step with each other, while Ivan stayed really close to Jeremy, seeming to talk shit to him. Everyone left again, Ivan threw the mic again. This routine repeated a couple more times until they just ran out of stage time and walked off stage, not to return. As a whole, looked like Ivan was being a dick."











UPDATE: Moody has subsequently issued a statement explaining the incident, and also suggesting that the band fired some of their crew. Either way, they aren't breaking up. Here's what he had to say:

"There were a lot of technical problems last night that were seemingly unsolvable. We had to make a decision whether to hit the stage crippled, without being able to hear ourselves; or, delay the start of the show - possibly for hours.

"We decided to proceed, but not being able to hear if I was in key, and just guessing where we were in the song frustrated me to the point that I lost my cool.

"I'm not saying I handled it appropriately. Matter of fact I've never been so embarrassed before. I apologize for taking out my anger on stage. You guys know me and you know how I pride myself on my live performances. I'd never want this to boil over in to something that epically wrong ever again.

"To some of our crew, good luck in your future endeavors we wish you the best - we also welcome our new monitor engineer Paul Weber.

"To our fans in Memphis - we'll make it up to you I promise, Houston we we will see you tonight. The rest of the world - yes we are coming.

"And to the haters... wipe that smirk off your face ...We are not going anywhere ... This "ain't my last dance!"

"We GOT YOUR SIX"




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