FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody celebrated the opening of his new Cheyenne, Wyoming businesses this past Saturday (July 15) at a special block party-style event at his Moody's Rock Stop, described as a rock and roll-based convenience store and fueling station which is designed for everyday "recharging." The celebration featured live music, food trucks, and chances to win free tickets to FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's show with PAPA ROACH at Cheyenne Frontier Days.
A musically themed stop-and-shop, Moody's Rock Stop, located at 901 W. Pershing Blvd., also sells the rock star's personal line of specialized products and is the only gas station in the military town to offer a discount to current and former armed service members, for which Ivan is a proud advocate for.
Ciara Coral, which also opened on Saturday, is an intensive outpatient facility that focuses on treating addiction and mental health disorders. The facility is located at 433 E. 19th St. #2 and offers personalized treatment plans for each individual. Ivan has been open about his struggles with addiction and mental health and hopes to help others by opening this facility.
Moody gave a quick speech from the stage at the event, explaining that he first came to Cheyenne a few years ago when he was headed to Tennessee from Las Vegas to look for a place to live when a storm hit.
"I was going halfway down [Interstate] 80 and, unknowing to me, you guys have 70–80 miles fucking wind gusts, so I had to stop for the night and went to Terry Bison Ranch," he said.
After spending two weeks in Cheyenne, he said he made a decision to relocate to the city.
"I'll tell you, man, I grew up in Colorado right down the street, and when I go back these days I don’t see the same city I used to," he said. "Lucky for me, it's God's will that I ended up here with all of you."
This past May and June, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH canceled a number of European shows in order to allow Moody to fully recover from his recent hernia surgery.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH had been touring in support of its latest album, 2022's "AfterLife". Upon its release last August, "AfterLife" immediately shot to the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Top 100 Album, the Rock and Metal charts in the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany (where it also debuted at No. 3 on the official album chart),Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Poland. "AfterLife" also debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Rock and Metal charts and No. 2 on the iTunes Top 100 charts in the U.K., France, Netherlands, Sweden and Hungary. Additionally, "AfterLife" hit Top 10 on the iTunes Top 100 in Italy, Spain, Ireland and Belgium. It entered as No. 1 Rock Album on the UK Official Rock and Metal Album charts and debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200. Most notably, with "AfterLife" the band broke the record for most No. 1 albums in the history of Billboard's Hard Rock chart.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has amassed 28 top 10 hit singles and 15 No. 1 singles. Having become one of the most recognizable names in music, 5FDP frequently play all major festivals and sell out arenas around the world. Since their debut album, "The Way Of The Fist", came out in 2007, the band has released eight consecutive albums, seven of which were certified gold or platinum by the RIAA, as well as two chart-topping greatest-hits albums. In addition, 5FDP has earned numerous national and international awards and honors over the last decade, such as the prestigious Soldier Appreciation Award by the Association Of The United States Army, an honor bestowed only upon Elvis Presley before them.
Grand opening of moodys Moody's Rock Stop in Cheyenne got to meet Ivan and signature as well dude I cried so bad lol 😂
Posted by Tıara Vargas on Saturday, July 15, 2023
We waited 4 hours, 2 rain storms and hail to meet this man! SO f@$&in worth it!🤘five finger death punch Ribbon Cutting...
Posted by Kimberely Feagler on Saturday, July 15, 2023
Photo drop of yesterdays Grand Opening of Ivan Moody's Moody's Rock Stop in Cheyenne and Ciara Coral. Amazing turn out...
Posted by Aaron Nab- Wyoming First on Sunday, July 16, 2023
The grand opening of Ivan Moody's gas station here in Cheyenne.
Posted by Karen Sierocki Jepson on Saturday, July 15, 2023
Ivan moody of five finger death punch now living in cheyenne wyomign welcome home bud and congrats on opening your stop and go shop and rehabilitation center
Posted by Ian Davisson on Saturday, July 15, 2023
An amazing day spent welcoming to Cheyenne Ivan Moody with his new store Moodys Rock Stop and all he is going to do for...
Posted by Jamie M Halter on Saturday, July 15, 2023
Moody's Rock Shop Grand Opening today in Cheyenne at the corner of Pershing and Snyder!
This city missed this gas station, and have showed OUT to support it and Ivan!
Posted by Jay Greening on Saturday, July 15, 2023
Not every day you get to hang our with Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch and Willie B here in my new home of ...
Posted by Carey Moose Hosterman on Saturday, July 15, 2023
Braving the unpredictable Wyoming weather, hundreds gathered in a blocked-off section of west Pershing Boulevard and Snyder Avenue this afternoon to witness the grand opening of Moody's Rock Stop.
Posted by Cap City News on Saturday, July 15, 2023