Avenged Sevenfold have unleashed their new album, Life Is But A Dream, a wonderous slab of music designed to provoke and inspire, courageously broadening the new wave of American Heavy Metal sound pioneered by the band with confidence, attitude and intention.
Avenged Sevenfold have two massive live shows coming, at Kia Forum on June 9 and Madison Square Garden on June 23. UK Fans who order the album from the Warner Music UK Store have the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to see the band in Madison Square Gardens. The prize includes two return flights from the UK to NYC, and a 3-night hotel room stay. Closing date is 11 AM 7 June 2023.
These two concerts mark Avenged Sevenfold’s first proper New York City on-sale appearance since 2007 and their first Los Angeles county headline on sale since 2009.
The new album was announced in March, with Nobody the first single released. This was Avenged Sevenfold’s first official music release since their 2016 album, The Stage. March delivers nearly six minutes of tension, groove, and dynamics. The song twists and turns beyond conventional songwriting and leans in on discomfort before letting go.
The beautifully crafted stop-motion music video, which unfolds like a short film, is a stunning and powerful journey exploring the dichotomy between life and death, love and war, and follows the main character through an existential crisis. Stop motion is a handmade labour of love, often taking 90 minutes just to capture only two seconds of footage.
The second single, We Love You, followed last month with M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Brooks Wackerman and Johnny Christ delivering an ode to decrying the rat race. The song depicts the forced feeling our society pushes on us to consume, push, stretch and empty everything we can, if not halted, result in possibly our own downfall.
For the video, artist Ryan McKinnon, using Unreal Engine, crafted an enveloping, innovative visual experience optimised for Oculus in VR and 360 on YouTube. The visualiser begins in the peaceful natural world before the pressure of society takes over, and the world starts building at a crazy pace.
Full Avenged Sevenfold North America tour dates are below. Tickets are available from LiveNation here.
Avenged Sevenfold North American Tour Dates
Fri Jun 9 – Los Angeles,CA – Kia Forum
Fri Jun 23 – New York,NY – Madison Square Garden
Tue Jul 18 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Wed Jul 19 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Fri Jul 21 – Québec City, QC – Videotron Centre
Sat Jul 22 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Mon Jul 24 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
Wed Jul 26 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
Fri Jul 28 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat Jul 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Mon Jul 31 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
Wed Aug 02 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
Fri Aug 04 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Sat Aug 05 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Mon Aug 07 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Sat Sep 16 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre – NEW SHOW
Sun Sep 17 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – NEW SHOW
Tue Sep 19 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion – NEW SHOW
Wed Sep 20 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre – NEW SHOW
Fri Sep 22 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena – NEW SHOW
Mon Sep 25 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO – NEW SHOW
Tues, Sept 26 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center * – NEW SHOW
Thu Sep 28 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena^ – NEW SHOW
Sat Sep 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre – NEW SHOW
Mon Oct 02 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome – NEW SHOW
Tue Oct 03 – Portland, OR – MODA Center – NEW SHOW
Sat Oct 07 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre – NEW SHOW
Sun Oct 08 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre – NEW SHOW
Tue Oct 10 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater – NEW SHOW
Thu Oct 12 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – NEW SHOW
Fri Oct 13 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater – NEW SHOW
Sun Oct 15 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena – NEW SHOW
*Not a Live Nation Date
^Without Falling in Reverse