Avenged Sevenfold Add Canadian Dates To 2018 Tour With Breaking Benjamin & Bullet For My Valentine

Avenged Sevenfold have added some Canadian dates to their headlining tour with Breaking Benjamin and Bullet For My Valentine. You can find the updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

01/12 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
01/14 Grand Rapids, MI – The Van Andel Arena
01/16 Reading, PA – Santander Arena
01/17 State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
01/19 Quebec, QC – Videotron Centre
01/21 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Center
01/22 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
01/24 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
01/25 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
01/27 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sandford Premier Center
01/31 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
02/02 North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Center
02/03 Evansville, IN – Ford Center
02/06 Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena
02/08 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
02/09 Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center
02/11 Fargo, ND – Fargodome
02/12 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
02/14 Saskatoon, SK – Sasktel Center
02/15 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
02/17 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum

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Avenged Sevenfold Cover Pink Floyd‘s “Wish You Were Here”, Announce Deluxe Edition Of “The Stage”

Avenged Sevenfold have premiered their cover of Pink Floyd‘s “Wish You Were Here.” The song is the final song to be added to their evolving album “The Stage.“ All the band’s recent covers and their one original track “Dose” will now receive a proper release on a new deluxe version of “The Stage,” which will be available on December 15. That version of the album will also come with various live tracks.

M. Shadows commented on the Pink Floyd cover:

“This is the song that started us down the rabbit hole with our recent cover recordings. I’ve always loved this song and though I felt it would be impossible to capture the somberness of the original, we approached it with another purpose.

There’s a poignancy to the song that seems appropriate with everything going on in the world today. We put a bit of a modern twist on it to reintroduce it at a time when it might help capture what some of us are feeling.”

“The Stage” Deluxe Edition Track Listing:

01. “The Stage”
02. “Paradigm”
03. “Sunny Disposition”
04. “God Damn”
05. “Creating God”
06. “Angels”
07. “Simulation”
08. “Higher”
09. “Roman Sky”
10. “Fermi Paradox”
11. “Exist”
12. “Dose”
13. “Retrovertigo” (Mr. Bungle cover)
14. “Malagueña Salerosa” (cover of Mexican folk song)
15. “Runaway” (feat. Warren Fitzgerald) (Del Shannon cover)
16. “As Tears Go By” (The Rolling Stones cover)
17. “Wish You Were Here” (Pink Floyd cover)
18. “God Only Knows” (Beach Boys cover)
19. “The Stage” (live at the O2 Arena in London, England)
20. “Paradigm” (live at the O2 Arena in London, England)
21. “Sunny Disposition” (live at the O2 Arena in London, England)
22. “God Damn” (live at the O2 Arena in London, England)

Avenged Sevenfold Announce 2018 Tour With Breaking Benjamin & Bullet For My Valentine

Avenged Sevenfold have announced a headlining tour with Breaking Benjamin and Bullet For My Valentine. You can find the first set of dates for that below.

Tour Dates:

01/12 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
01/14 Grand Rapids, MI – The Van Andel Arena
01/16 Reading, PA – Santander Arena
01/17 State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
01/24 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
01/25 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
01/27 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sandford Premier Center
01/31 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
02/02 North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Center
02/03 Evansville, IN – Ford Center
02/06 Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena
02/08 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
02/09 Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center
02/11 Fargo, ND – Fargodome

Avenged Sevenfold Announce Special Acoustic Show

Avenged Sevenfold have announced a special event in which they will have an “intimate conversation” about their career and play an acoustic show. That wiil take place on October 19 at the Clive Davis Theater at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA.

Avenged Sevenfold Cover The Rolling Stones‘ “As Tears Go By”

Avenged Sevenfold have premiered their cover of The Rolling Stones‘ “As Tears Go By.” The song is the latest track to be added to their evolving album “The Stage.“

M. Shadows commented:

“We really got into some of the deeper Rolling Stones tracks during the writing process for ‘Hail To The King‘.This song always stood out because of the melody and fragile state of Mick Jagger’s vocal and the interesting string section in the bridge. We took a more uptempo rock & roll approach and added the sitar as a little nod to the experimentation of the 60s.”

Avenged Sevenfold Lawsuit With Warner Bros. To Go To Trial In December

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the lawsuit between Avenged Sevenfold and Warner Bros. will officially go to trial in December. The lawsuit was filed by Warner Bros. after Avenged Sevenfold tried to get out of their contract by using the “seven-year rule” under California Labor Code, which “allows parties to leave personal service contracts under certain circumstances after seven years have passed.”

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The band originally owed the label another album, but after severing ties they ended up signing with Capitol under their own imprint to surprise release their new album “The Stage” on October 28, 2016 without any notice, aside from one single and a fake release date (December 9, 2016), that was rumored due to a plan crafted by Avenged Sevenfold and Chris Jericho (Fozzy). That date even caught the eye of Warner Bros., who tried to release a greatest hits album without the band’s knowledge a week prior.

If Avenged Sevenfold wins the case, it will be historically significant, due to the new precedent it can set in regards to labels and other artists. M. Shadows said the following:

“We’ve realized this battle is bigger than just us. We’re fighting so that all musical artists have the same rights everyone else has. It’s not like we wanted to be here, but we are down for the fight.”

If the band loses, The Hollywood Reporter says they may have to pay $5 to $10 million in damages. However, it will be hard for the label to make a case due to the surprise release of “The Stage” hurting sales as compared to previous albums. Avenged Sevenfold’s attorney Howard King says they “believe a jury will conclude they can’t prove any damages,” because “The Stage” “has been a commercial disappointment.” He went on to say “WBR would have lost money had that been delivered to them for marketing.”

A judge has allowed Warner Bros. to assert claims from worldwide affiliates to prove that they did lose profits. The Hollywood Reporter said it’s possible that Avenged Sevenfold costs could double or triple if their case isn’t made. The label also wants attorney fees, which have costed more than $1.5 million so far.

On another note, the article also mentions that industry analyst Bob Lefsetz will testify for Avenged Sevenfold at the trial. Lefsetz partly wants to express why it isn’t absolutely necessary for bands to use labels in the modern age.

You can find more info at The Hollywood Reporter.

[via The PRP]

Avenged Sevenfold Cover The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows”

Avenged Sevenfold have premiered their cover of The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.” The song is the latest track to be added to their evolving album “The Stage.“

M. Shadows commented:

“Of all these new songs we’ve recorded, this one was the most difficult in terms of figuring out an arrangement. Figuring out the middle vocal melodies was also challenging. We wanted to make the song a little darker by adding a flanger and some haunting vocal nuances. The Beach Boys have always been an influence, so it was fun to tackle this one from arguably the best album of all time, ‘Pet Sounds.’”