Avenged Sevenfold Cancel Show for Venue Issues

Their Wisconsin show has been cancelled because it seems like the venue can't handle their live show, causing major production issues.

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Avenged Sevenfold have been forced to cancel a concert in Wisconsin because their show "isn't possible" in the venue.

Tickets are refundable at the point of purchase.

Speaking to fans in a statement, the band said: "We regret to inform our fans in La Crosse that we have only now learned that the production requirements for our current tour unfortunately are not possible in the La Crosse Center. We will be back to the area soon to bring our fans the kind of show they have come to expect from us."

Avenged Sevenfold are currently promoting their sixth studio record "Hail to the King" which is out in late August The title track from the album will be released as a single next week on Monday July 15.

"Sonically, this record is our biggest record by f--king far. When you turn this f--king thing on, it blasts your f--king head off," said their sweaty guitarist Synyster Gates.

Speaking about their new drummer Arin Ilejay, who stepped in for the Rev who died of an overdose in 2009, Gates said: "He has impeccable groove, which we've always known. But what I don't think we knew is his proclivity for taste. He is one of the most tasteful drummers I've ever heard in my life. He's got that caveman, f--king barbaric huge groove philosophy that we were trying to go for on this record. He really got it in his heart and soul."

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    They can't plug in and play?
    Fire... its always to do with fire... That or the sandwiches cut into 6-sided stars were only being offered as 5-sided. Its 50-50.
    Haha. Seriously though why not just omit the pyrotechnics? Surely they're not an essential part of the show? Or are they that dull they need fireworks to keep a crowd's attention?
    They're playing arena's. People in the nose bleeds get real bored by the quality of M. Shadow's live vocals. I like this band, I used to love them but that was a hardcore day away from yesteryear. The guy has one of those voices... You know, that you can't describe with words but it's just not for everyone, the same bucket that people shovel Billy Corigan and the guy from taproot into.
    Well surely getting rid of the pyro doesn't mean getting rid of the stage set up and light show. I'm sure some fans would appreciate a more stripped down setup for the novelty and if it's an arena they should be able to have a show for those in the back.
    Sammy Mantis
    "Sonically, this record is our biggest record by f--king far. When you turn this f--king thing on, it blasts your f--king head off," said their sweaty guitarist Synyster Gates. What? Lol!
    I don't get why they put in the adjective "sweaty". Seriously UG, that's a little too much information...
    Why must the "news writers" for UG always add on a random, irrelevant quote at the end of every article from a previous news article about the same band?
    All they should need is a stage. People go to concerts for the music first, stage show second. To cancel a show over production requirements is really lame on their part. I appreciate the effort in trying to bring the best overall show possible, but lose the pyro for a night and just play music to your fans. I saw them at the Electric Factory in '07 with just a white backdrop and no stage production whatsoever... and it was one of the best A7X shows I've ever seen! That's what it's all about: the music and connecting with your audience. To cancel a show over production reasons is really weak.
    Why dont they play at The Rave/Eagles Ballroom? Ive seen them play there twice. If the rev were alive they would be playing in WI. They have huge egos now that the rev made them famous b4 he died. RIP REV
    I don't believe that The Rev's death boosted their popularity. Their popularity has been steadily ascending since "Waking the Fallen" came out. I'd say the biggest jump in popularity they had was 2005-2008. That's where they started transitioning into playing bigger venues with better known bands, like Metallica. At the time of The Rev's death, they we're already starting to co-headline festivals and play smaller arenas.
    I'm not sure if I like this band or not. They have some good songs but it all feels very fake, Its hard to explain but its like when you like something but you cant trust it,I suppose.
    Being a fan of this band for many years and having met them, I can positively tell you that they're all genuine dudes. They really believe in the music they're making, and they put their reputations on the line with a lot of their releases. They might seem like "fake" ego-driven rock stars on stage, but off stage they're all just normal, cool guys. I've met a lot of musicians, and Matt (M. Shadows) was definitely one of the most down-to-earth, friendliest guys I've ever met. So, yeah... just my two-cents haha
    I like A7X, but if it were a band I REALLY was into I would much rather see them with a limited stage show than not see them at all. I f--king think that f--king Synyster f--king sweaty Gates should f--king understand what I am f--cking saying. Seriously, I do appreciate the band not using pyrotechnics in a venue that is too small after the tragic Great White show!
    I don't understand why they'd cancel. I saw them in a venue that only holds about 1500 men. If they were to use pyro there the whole venue would've burned to the ground
    I wouldn't want to play if, say, I had to use a $50 bass that stayed out of tune. We all have our limits, but I wouldn't think that the pyrotechnics were so essential to their performance that their absence justifies cancellation of a show! What if they played a daytime show outside? If the sound is OK they should play...but I might be missing some info. You never know with news reports these days. I just hate when kids are all stoked to rock then get let down...even us big kids
    This is my hometown. The truth is, they didn't sell very many tickets. They have been here a few times in the last couple years with no issue. And we have had plenty of shows here with lots of pyro, it's a pretty good sized basketball arena that they play in.