Avenged Sevenfold Cancels ‘End Of The World’ Tour; Singer Suffering From Viral Infection
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Avenged Sevenfold performs during Rock On The Range at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, May 19.
After canceling a few festival appearances with singer M. Shadows suffering from an infection, Avenged Sevenfold has canceled its “End Of The World” tour, with 25 North American arena and amphitheatre dates affected.
“In short, I can’t sing anything at the moment and the more I attempt to the more damage is being done,” M. Shadows wrote in a statement announcing the cancellation. “Luckily, as of now the doctors feel that 3 months of no singing and voice rest should get my chords back on track.” Also affected are festival slots at Impact Festival and Heavy Montreal.
The band was to kick off the run with Three Days Grace and Prophets of Rage July 22 at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass.
The band’s first-quarter headline reported sellouts at venues including Fargo Dome in North Dakota (7,783 tickets, $359,051 gross), U.S. Cellular Center in Iowa ($315,117), and Verizon Arena in Little Rock, Ark., which moved just fewer than 10,000 tickets Feb. 2, Grossing $515,000.
The band ranked No. 83 on Pollstar’s Mid-Year Top 100 Worldwide Tours, with $10.5 million grossed. It’s booked by CAA.
The full statement and dates affected are below:
There is no good way to start out a note containing bad news but here it is.
After Europe I came down with a terrible viral infection that rendered me voiceless.
I tried my best to take care of the situation with voice rest, medication and doctor visits but my voice was only getting worse.
After a week of steroids the swelling went down enough to see the cause of the problem. A blood blister has formed on my vocal folds and is preventing them from vibrating properly. In short, I can’t sing anything at the moment and the more I attempt to the more damage is being done. Luckily, as of now the doctors feel that 3 months of no singing and voice rest should get my chords back on track.
Unfortunately, this means we will have to cancel all tour dates at the moment.
Decisions like this weigh on me very heavily. It’s a tour I was looking forward to very much. I want to apologize to the fans who have spent their time and money booking travel arrangements and accommodations. I also want to apologize to our crew and the other bands who were depending on this tour.
None of these things are lost on me.
Just know that I have exhausted every possible solution in trying to get out there and perform for you. It just simply can’t happen at the moment.
We have a few things coming down the pipe soon that should be fun so we hope you look out for those.
Again, I am deeply sorry and hope to see you all soon.
CANCELLED TOUR DATES:
7/22 – Mansfield, MA
7/25 – Wantagh, NY
7/26 – Hartford, CT
7/28 – Bangor, ME
7/29 – Montreal, QC
7/31 – Holmdel, NJ
8/01 – Bristow, VA
8/02 – Pittsburgh, PA
8/04 – Cincinnati, OH
8/06 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
8/07 – Detroit, MI
8/09 – Toronto, ON
8/11 – Chicago, IL
8/12 – Indianapolis, IN
8/16 – Phoenix, AZ
8/17 – Las Vegas, NV
8/19 – Albuquerque, NM
8/21 – San Diego, CD
8/22 – Los Angeles, CA
8/24 – Concord, CA
8/26 – Seattle, WA
8/28 – Salt Lake City, UT
8/30 – Denver, CO
9/01 – Dallas, TX
9/02 – Houston, TX
INFO FOR TICKET HOLDERS:
For “End Of The World Tour” dates – Ticket refunds will be available at point of purchase.
For Impact Festival and Heavy Montreal – Please visit their websites for more information.