AVENGED SEVENFOLD’s JOHNNY CHRIST Says Upcoming Tour Will Include Some Setlist Surprises

The stage is not just set; it’s a canvas awaiting a masterpiece, as Avenged Sevenfold prepares for the third leg of their highly anticipated Life Is But A Dream… North American tour. Bassist Johnny Christ, in an exclusive interview with 99.7 The Blitz, dropped intriguing hints about what fans can expect from the band’s upcoming performances.

Christ revealed that the band is delving into the depths of their extensive catalog, bringing back some gems that have not graced the live stage before. “We’re adding some songs that we haven’t been playing yet. That’s for sure. We’ve got some new stuff,” he teased. But it’s not just about the music; there’s a promise of fresh production elements. Collaborating with acts like Poppy and Sullivan King, the band is set to unveil a new visual and auditory experience for fans. The tour commences on March 6th in Buffalo, promising an evolution in both setlist and production.

After a hiatus, Avenged Sevenfold returned with the critically acclaimed and polarizing album, Life Is But A Dream… The subsequent tour not only reaffirmed their status in the music scene but also earned them the “Most Dedicated Fans” award at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards. Christ expressed his amazement at the continued devotion of their fanbase.

“It’s amazing. We get that when we’re going out to concerts and stuff like that, or the occasional out and about where you get recognized by one of those amazing fans and they come up and have a quick chat with you. But, yeah, it’s something that we’ve been fortunate to have pretty much since the beginning.”

Reflecting on the band’s polarizing nature, Christ acknowledged that Avenged Sevenfold tends to evoke strong reactions – you either love them or hate them. However, the loyalty and infatuation from those who love them have been a driving force. Christ expressed excitement about reconnecting with fans after the hiatus and the prospect of carrying that momentum into 2024.

Avenged Sevenfold has expanded its tour schedule across Europe, including notable shows with Crosses and Polyphia. The tour encompasses various festivals, showcasing the band’s international appeal. As they gear up for this extensive journey, the anticipation is palpable, and fans can expect a concert experience that transcends the ordinary.

The North American leg of the tour, featuring Poppy and Sullivan King, promises to be a highlight in March, with cities such as Toronto, Cleveland, Grand Rapids, and many more on the itinerary. The tour not only marks a celebration of Avenged Sevenfold’s music but also a testament to the enduring bond with their dedicated fanbase. Don’t miss the chance to witness the evolution of the band’s live performance – a vibrant fusion of nostalgia and innovation. Get ready for a sonic journey that transcends expectations.

Avenged Sevenfold recently expanded their touring schedule across Europe to include some shows with Crosses and Polyphia. Check out the (mostly festival) list of shows below and get your tickets here.

6/5 – Hamburg, GER – Barclays Arena (w/ Crosses)
6/7 – Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
6/9 – Nurnberg, GER – Rock im Park
6/11 – Basel, SWI – St. Jakobshalle
6/14 – Nickesldorf, AUT – Nova Rock
6/14-16 – Donington Park, UK – Download Festival
6/19-22 – Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
6/21 – Dortmund, GER – Westfalenhalle (w/ Crosses)
6/22 – Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
6/24 – Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome (w/ Polyphia)
6/26-29 – Viveiro, SPA – Resurrection Fest
6/27 – Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
6/30 – Lisboa, POR – Evil Live Festival

Avenged Sevenfold also has a bunch of North American tour dates coming up with Poppy and Sullivan King this March. Check out those dates below and get your tickets here.

3/6 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
3/7 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
3/9 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
3/11 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
3/13 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
3/15 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
3/16 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena (w/ Vended, no Sullivan King)
3/18 – Moline, IL – Vibrant Arena at The Mark
3/19 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
3/21 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
3/23 – Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena
3/25 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
3/26 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
3/28 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson–Boling Arena
3/29 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
3/31 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center


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