The band returns to the road in continued support of ‘Life Is But a Dream’
Next year, Avenged Sevenfold are returning to the road. The band’s eight studio album Live Is But a Dream arrived back in June. After two successful tour legs that ran through the summer and fall, A7X are set to extend their touring itinerary into 2023. The band already have a solid schedule mapped out, with headlining slots at Download Festival in the UK, Copenhell in Denmark, Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium, Evil Live in Portugal, Nova Rock in Austria, Rock am Ring/Rock im Park in Germany.
On Tuesday, it was confirmed that the band has been added to the stacked 2024 Hellfest lineup alongside Metallica, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and more.
In addition to their festival appearances, Avenged Sevenfold are mounting another North American run. The trek kicks off on March 6 at the KeyBank Arena in Buffalo, New York at and wraps up on March 31 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Very special guests for the trek will be Poppy and Sullivan King.
Tickets will be available starting with a Deathbats Club and TicketPass pre-sales, running through Tuesday, November 28 at 10 pm ET. Additional pre-sales will run throughout the week ahead of the general on-sale on Friday, December 1 at 10am.
Deathbats Club members can request tickets first, now through Tuesday, November 28 at 10 pm ET using Ticketmaster’s new Token-Gated Sales platform at avengedsevenfold.io. Deathbats Club is a collection of 10,000 unique Deathbat NFTs, made popular by Avenged Sevenfold, flying around the Ethereum blockchain. A Deathbat is a membership card into the club and offers many rewards and access to events that will take place in the “metaverse” and in real life.
TicketPass holders can also request early access to tickets from Tuesday, November 28 at 4 pm ET through Tuesday, November 28 at 10 pm ET at avengedsevenfold.io. TicketPass is a new blockchain based verification and rewards system, created by Avenged Sevenfold and Bitflips. It is free, eco-friendly and requires very few steps to ensure fans can acquire the tickets they desire. All fans have to do is set up a MetaMask or Coinbase wallet and Avenged Sevenfold will airdrop them a TicketPass immediately.
During the Presale window, fans will use their Dapp wallet (MetaMask, Coinbase, Etc.) to authenticate their access and then submit their request for tickets. After the request period closes, they will receive a confirmation from Ticketmaster if tickets matching their preferences have been secured. This process will give exclusive access to token-holding fans with priority for the Deathbats Club community.
“TicketPass will by no means cost anyone any money, you won’t have to get involved in cryptocurrency, you won’t have to do any of these things that people feel uncomfortable with, and the token that we’re going to be using is on the Polygon network — an environmentally-friendly blockchain,” Avenged frontman M. Shadows states. “We want to roll something out to the rest of our fan base without them having to opt into a full fan club experience that is strictly for tickets and ensuring our fans get the best tickets they desire first.
“At the end of the day, we want to know your feedback on if this worked well for you, and we will take notes and mold this for you. Look at this as a frequent flier miles type of program – with Avenged Sevenfold, we will be breaking these passes into “tiers” over time and rewarding the people who have been participating the most in our A7X ecosystem (with merchandise, listening habits, music consumption, live events, and other metrics.). ”
Back on May 12, Avenged Sevenfold announced a surprise show at Area 15 A-Lot in Las Vegas. They followed that performance up with two record release shows at the KIA Forum in L.A. and Madison Square Garden in New York City. The arena concerts marked Avenged Sevenfold’s first proper New York City appearance since 2007 and their first Los Angeles county headline on sale since 2009.
In July, Avenged Sevenfold kicked off their first full North American tour in five years. The first leg began July 18 at the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey. Re-visit our review of the show and see live photos HERE. The run wrapped up on August 7 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. Along for the ride were Alexisonfire and Kim Dracula. The second leg began on September 16 in West Palm Beach, Florida at the iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre along with special guests Falling In Reverse, wrapping up on October 15.
To date, Avenged Sevenfold have sold over 10 million albums worldwide and earned two consecutive No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart (2010’s Nightmare and 2013’s Hail To The King) to go along with over a billion video views and a billion-plus Spotify streams, as well as multiple No. 1 singles on rock radio. The band are equally known for their spectacular live shows, selling out arenas and headlining the world’s most prestigious rock festivals.
Wednesday, March 6 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Thursday, March 7 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Saturday, March 9 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Monday, March 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Wednesday, March 13 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
Friday, March 15 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
Saturday, March 16 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena*
Monday, March 18 – Moline, IL – Vibrant Arena at The Mark
Tuesday, March 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Thursday, March 21 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Saturday, March 23 – Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena
Monday, March 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Tuesday, March 26 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Thursday, March 28 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson–Boling Arena
Friday, March 29 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Sunday, March 31 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
*with Vended (no Sullivan King)