Five Finger Death Punch To Complete Tour With Phil Labonte On Vocals

Five Finger Death Punch, by Evil Robb Photography

Five Finger Death Punch, by Evil Robb Photography

Five Finger Death Punch has soldiered through their current co-headline tour with Shinedown while singer Ivan Moody has suffered with personal problems stemming from alcohol abuse. The band announced on social media today that Ivan will now be sitting out the rest of the tour, and Phil Labonte of All That Remains will be filling in for the remaining dates.

FFDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory commented:

“Ivan is our brother and we fully and wholeheartedly support him taking care of himself so he can get well as soon as possible. We discussed possibly canceling the remaining shows but the responses from the other bands on the tour were so overwhelmingly supportive that we decided to move forward and deliver the great night to the fans that they expect.”

SIXX:A.M. vocalist James Michael also comment:

“All of our hearts are with Ivan right now hoping for a speedy recovery. Phil is an excellent frontman and vocalist who stepped forward in solidarity to Ivan without a moment of hesitation. Fans are in for some special treats and surprises. I’m really excited about the show tonight.”

Photo Credit: Melina Dellamarggio

Phil Labonte, with All That Remains. Photo by Melina Dellamarggio Photography

Labonte commented:

I got their six and stepped up right away. I’m honored to be able to help Five Finger Death Punch to finish their tour and give Ivan a chance to take care of himself. I did the same for Killswitch Engage years ago. I was humbled to get the call and get a chance to play in front of such a great audience.

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Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, SIXX:A.M. & As Lions – remaining dates

Dec 01: Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
Dec 02: Giant Center – Hershey, PA
Dec 03: Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
Dec 05: Bon Secours Wellness Arena – Greenville, SC
Dec 06: N. Charleston Civic Center – Charleston, SC
Dec 08: Amway Arena – Orlando, FL
Dec 09: Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
Dec 10: Infinite Energy Center – Duluth, GA

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