Five Finger Death Punch Show Cut Short by Drunk Driver

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Fiver Finger Death Punch is having quite the rollercoaster of a weekend. First, singer Ivan Moody abruptly announced his retirement from music (or perhaps just heavy metal) on Friday, October 14.

Moody announced the news mid-show at their Denver, CO gig, explaining he needed to spend more time with his kids and would be bowing out of Five Finger Death Punch after one more album:

“And through that time as many of you parents know … I have missed a lot of time with my kiddos. So I made them a deal today, and I’m going to stick to it. After this year, I am going to make one more Five Finger Death Punch album and then I am retiring from heavy metal.”

Now, as if the band needed more drama, FFDP’s show in Salt Lake City last night was cut short after just 8 songs. Per band member Zoltan Bathory:

“Salt Lake City started out as an incredible show with 20,000 fans … this was going off when a drunk driver hit a transformer down the road and knocked out the power for the whole area one more reason to not drink and drive… you screwed up 20,000 people’s day.”

Glad everyone seems to be OK. Stating the obvious here, but nothing good comes of drinking and driving. Cut that shit out.

You can catch the band live at the dates below. Unless Moody quickly changes his mind about retirement, the route might be one of the last times you can catch them.

11/09 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
11/10 Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
11/12 Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
11/14 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
11/16 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
11/17 Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
11/19 Charleston, WV – Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center
11/20 Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
11/22 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
11/25 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC
11/26 Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena
11/29 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
11/30 Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha
12/2 Madison, WI – Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center
12/3 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
12/5 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
12/7 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
12/9 Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
12/10 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
12/13 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
12/15 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena
12/17 Las Vegas, NV – Michelob ULTRA Arena