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Avenged Sevenfold

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  • Avenged Sevenfold

  • Avenged Sevenfold

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  • Avenged Sevenfold

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Biography All Music Guide

Group Members: Justin Sane

All Music Guide:

One of the more successful and accessible metalcore outfits to come out of the early 2000s, Avenged Sevenfold endured changes both stylistic and internal during their rise from teenage troublemakers to mainstream success story. The members of Avenged Sevenfold (or A7X) were still attending high school in Huntington Beach, California, when they formed their band in 1999. Nevertheless, it didn't take long for M. Shadows (vocals), Zacky Vengeance (guitar), Synyster Gates (guitar), the Reverend (drums), and Johnny Christ (bass) to make an impression with their aggressive hybrid of metal, hard rock, and punk-pop. The band made its official debut in July 2001, releasing Sounding the Seventh Trumpet on the Goodlife label before moving to the Hopeless roster for 2003's Waking the Fallen. Warner Bros. took interest in the band's aggressive sound and issued its breakthrough release, City of Evil, in June 2005. The album reached number 30 on Billboard's Top 200, propelled in part by the Top Ten success of the single "Bat Country." The accompany music video was heavily rotated on MTV and Fuse, where live appearances also helped boost Avenged's growing profile, and the band ultimately won the Best New Artist Award (though they were hardly newcomers) at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.

As demand for their music increased, Avenged Sevenfold canceled their tour dates for fall 2006 and set to work on a fourth studio album. Boasting a grittier sound than previous releases, the self-titled/self-produced disc appeared in October 2007, debuting at number four on the Billboard Top 200 and spinning off the radio single "Almost Easy." The album also fared well in England, where three songs cracked the Top Five of the U.K. rock charts, and Avenged Sevenfold helped support the release by touring North America on the Taste of Chaos tour. Released in September 2008, the CD/DVD package Live in the LBC and Diamonds in the Rough captured the band during a tour stop in Long Beach. In 2009 the band announced plans to begin work on its third studio release. That same year, drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan passed away at the age of 28, and in 2010 the band released Nightmare with replacement drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater). In 2011, they recorded the song "Carry On" for the Call of Duty Arms: Black Ops II video game, before releasing 2013's Hail to the King, which featured new drummer Arin Ilejay of Confide and reached the number one spot on the Billboard 200.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
03.10.17 Telenor Arena Oslo, 03 Norway
04.21.17 Downtown Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV US
05.05.17 Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, NC US
05.07.17 Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, NC US
05.10.17 M&T Bank Stadium Baltimore, MD US
05.12.17 Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA US
05.14.17 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ US
06.07.17 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Denver, CO US
06.11.17 NRG Stadium Houston, TX US
06.14.17 Alamodome San Antonio, TX US

Activity

  • 02.23.17 Vienna! We are very much looking forward to getting back out on the stage to play for all of you tonight.… https://t.co/EzZhtA4cLv
  • 02.22.17 Single day tickets are on sale now for @rockfestwi: https://t.co/GA0Pv3OjGd https://t.co/RPWhe19GfJ
  • 02.21.17 We have some very sad news to report. Last night after our show in Stuttgart, Germany, a 26 year-old stagehand... https://t.co/0yIfODToRi
  • 02.21.17 Due to an illness, the Milan show is cancelled. We feel terrible to miss the amazing fans and will reschedule ASAP. More info forthcoming.
  • 02.20.17 Front row, representing the "Love It or Die" #avengedsevenfold flag in Stuttgart! 🇩🇪 Almost showtime.… https://t.co/YgeKlt6tHf
  • 02.20.17 DEUTSCHLAND 20.2.17 Stuttgart 🇩🇪 Exclusive Tour T-Shirt available at the merchandise booth. See you tonight.… https://t.co/C4BxrF5ID1
  • 02.19.17 It's been a great couple days in Amsterdam with our tour family. Onward we go... #standanddeliver… https://t.co/wVzP7be0dA
  • 02.19.17 Another excellent crowd out on #thestageworldtour Thank you Amsterdam! #avengedsevenfold 🎥: @rafacore https://t.co/lsV9yU0BFK
  • 02.18.17 SOLD OUT tonight in Amsterdam! #thestageworldtour #avengedsevenfold 🎥: @rafacore https://t.co/QOknsUQPv1
  • 02.18.17 "Town Drunks," a day off in Amsterdam. "Keep pokin' and you'll find something loose." - JC #thestageworldtour 📸:… https://t.co/eyCqr09tOO
  • 02.17.17 Hope you can make it to the tour of the summer. Tix for #WorldWired Tour w/ @Metallica on sale today @ 10AM local.… https://t.co/doKCqMXXhP
  • 02.16.17 Almost time to take "The Stage" Düsseldorf. See you soon. #thestageworldtour #avengedsevenfold 📸: @rafacore https://t.co/w0cpWtkZcz