Upon arrival to the FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH concert at The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA a note was seen posted upon the entry stating “PLEASE BE ADVISED: Five Finger Death Punch lead singer Ivan Moody has fallen ill. Phil Labonte, vocalist of All That Remains, and other special guests will perform with Five Finger Death Punch tonight.” leaving fans skeptical on how Phil would perform tonight at the show. After watching some incredible sets from As Lions, SiXX:A.M., and Shinedown the moment has come to see if Phil can fill the shoes of Ivan Moody while he takes an absence to correct his health. Launching into their set with “Lift Me Up,” and “Never Enough” before going into a Ivan chant as 5FDP’s videographer filmed to send to Ivan after the show as stated by Chris Kael. Phil Labonte’s vocals were 100% on point, flawless, and a the perfect choice made by 5FDP to have fill in during Moody’s time of absence. Although Labonte is no newbie, he fronts All That Remains and kills it and also has saved the day previously for Killswitch Engage filling in for their singer in 2010. Labonte’s vocals sounding nearly identical to Ivan Moody’s kept the crowd satisfied and gave them an extraordinary show. Labonte’s stage presence was great, and I am sure inside he was very nervous being in front of such a massive crowd of loyal 5FDP fans who love Ivan Moody but the fans were very welcoming and gracious to him as he filled his spot on stage. Stay tuned to MusicMayhemMagazine.com for our show review & Photo Gallery of all the bands on the tour package!
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