Avenged Sevenfold Recruit Ho99o9 As The Opening Act For Their Headlining Shows With A Day To Remember

Avenged Sevenfold have confirmed that Ho99o9 will be the opening act for their upcoming headlining shows with A Day To Remember. You can see those dates below:

07/28 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/31 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
08/03 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/11 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/12 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater

Avenged Sevenfold Share Cover Of Mexican Folk Song “Malagueña Salerosa”

Avenged Sevenfold previously said they wanted to evolve their latest album “The Stage” and now they have shared the first expansion, a cover of the Mexican folk song “Malagueña Salerosa.“ They recorded the track with producer Joe Barresi and it features guest horns from Sarah Bauza and Rachel Tate Herrmann.

M. Shadows commented:

“We’ve said all along that we want ‘The Stage‘ to be a different and exciting listening experience. For us, the idea of turning an album into a living piece of art and adding new installations is really intriguing. It expands the journey.”

As for the song, he offered:

“We wanted to do the song justice and that meant singing in its original language. It was difficult, but I worked on it for weeks and had a Spanish-speaking friend come over daily to go over pronunciation. I also brought him to the studio to produce the vocals. It was important to me to get it right.”

Synyster Gates added:

“I’ve always loved that song. There have been a few interesting interpretations over the years, including Chingon’s version from the ‘Kill Bill Volume 2‘ soundtrack. That’s a great example of how a timeless song can be made relevant with a creative modern take. The structure, arrangement and incredible vocal work of their rendition was inspiring.”

Avenged Sevenfold Planning Early 2018 North American Tour

Avenged Sevenfold are planning to do a full length North American tour in early 2018. During the trek, fans will have a chance to see the band’s new stage production, which they worked on with the producers of Cirque Du Soleil. That setup was put in storage after they were given the opportunity to head out on tour with Metallica this year.

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M. Shadows told Kaytie of Razor 94.7 the following:

“January, February 2018. We will announce probably after the Metallica tour. That tour was supposed to happen this summer until we got that call from Metallica, so we decided put it on hold.”

“It was actually a little bit of a tough decision, because we had just paid for the whole stage to get built, and that was a lot of money to build that stage set. And we were able to use it in Europe and in the UK, but it is by no means paid off. So the whole idea was to go and take it throughout America, but then we got the call from Lars, and it was, like, ‘We can’t pass that up.’

It’s just too big of a tour, it’ll be too much fun. It’s too good for the rock fan; the rock fans are gonna love that tour. So we basically had to say, ‘Okay, we’re just gonna put the stage in storage for a year and come back to it.’ And hopefully that will all work out for us.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Avenged Sevenfold Announce Rescheduled Philadelphia, PA Date

Avenged Sevenfold didn’t end up performing at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Metallica and Volbeat yesterday (May 12) due to guitarist Synyster Gates having to fly home to be with his wife Michelle, who went into early labor. Now, the band have announced that they will make up that show with a headlining date at the BB&T Pavilion on June 21.

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The band said the following:

“Attention Philly fans! We will be back on June 21 @ the BB&T Pavilion to honor anyone who missed us last night on the “World Wired Tour.” Now you will get the FULL Stage experience as a token of our appreciation for your understanding as we all welcomed the newest healthy and happy member to the A7X family!!! All ticketing details will be announced this Monday.”

Avenged Sevenfold To Miss Tonight’s Philadelphia, PA Performance

Avenged Sevenfold will no longer be performing at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Metallica and Volbeat tonight (May 12). The band were forced to cancel due to guitarist Synyster Gates having to fly home to be with his wife Michelle, who went into early labor.

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The band said the following:

“Sending love to our brother Synyster Gates, who flew home to be with his wife Michelle, who unexpectedly went into early labor with the birth of their first child. Unfortunately, this also means we won’t be able to play tonight’s gig with Metallica. We’ll miss seeing you all but know you’re in for an incredible show with the mighty Metallica and Volbeat. Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the A7X family and thanks so much for your support and understanding. We’ll see you all Sunday in New Jersey.”

Avenged Sevenfold Premiere “God Damn” Music Video

Avenged Sevenfold have premiered a new video for their song “God Damn” via Billboard. This song is from the band’s latest album “The Stage,” which is available now.

M. Shadows said the following:

“There’s a bunch of ideas that were thrown into the mixing bowl there, but the main idea was to get fans involved and make sure the kids knew this is a song full of energy first and foremost — ‘hey, this is a record we can wrap our heads around. It’s cool live stuff. It’s a rockin’ song’ — but at the same time, we wanted the technological hint in there, so as the video progresses you start seeing things glitching out and all of a sudden the world turns digital.

And by the end, there’s a little nod to the lyrics; you see an eyeball kind of in there as an Easter egg, which is kind of big brother watching what we do the whole time as the humans turn into a digital world.”