The band is collaborating with the stage production team of Cirque du Soleil, which might “change the industry”…
December 13, 2016
It seems like we haven’t seen the best of The Stage yet. Avenged Sevenfold are proving that the choice of the title for their new album, The Stage, is not random. As the band is preparing to hit the road on their upcoming European tour, they told Metal Hammer that fans are to expect a truly theatrical tour, managed by the production team from Cirque du Soleil.
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“A lot of bands live, breathe and die the 2016 metal scene, but we just live in our own world and try to do things different than everyone else,” explains M. Shadows. And there’s no question as to who can realize the band’s vision of the theatrics on stage better that the team behind the mindblowing shows of Cirque du Soleil.
The band is also thinking about altering some venues altogether to ensure the best possible stage production and theatrical experience for the concert-goers. Moreover, instead of one long tour, Avenged Sevenfold have decided to go on two-week tour cycles and have a break for two weeks in between (via AP).
[quote align=”center” color=”#COLOR_CODE”]“This is gonna be drawn out into different types of touring, we’re not going on tour for six months, it’ll be two weeks on, two weeks off. It’ll be a longer cycle but we’re gonna roll with the punches. I don’t ever feel like we fit in. We’re going to be whatever we feel is right, and if it changes the industry, then great,” Shadows told Metal Hammer.[/quote]
The 2017 tour kicks off January 10 in Glasgow, UK, and wraps up March 10 in Oslo, Norway. Check out the full tour schedule below.
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Avenged Sevenfold 2017 UK/European tour dates:
Jan 10: Glasgow SSE Hydro, UK
Jan 12: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK
Jan 13: Birmingham Genting Arena, UK
Jan 15: Sheffield Arena, UK
Jan 16: Manchester Arena, UK
Jan 18: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, UK
Jan 19: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
Jan 21: London O2 Arena, UK
Jan 22: London O2 Arena, UK
Feb 12: Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
Feb 13: Hamburg Sporthalle, Germany
Feb 15: Berlin Arena, Germany
Feb 16: Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Germany
Feb 18: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Feb 20: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany
Feb 21: Milan Forum, Italy
Feb 23: Vienna Wiener Stadthalle, Austria
Feb 25: Munich Zenith, Germany
Feb 26: Zurich Halle 622, Austria
Feb 28: Lille Zenith Arena, France
Mar 01: Luxembourg Rockhal, Luxembourg
Mar 02: Paris AccorHotels Arena, France
Mar 04: Copenhagen Valby Hallen, Denmark
Mar 07: Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland
Mar 09: Stockholm Ericsson Globe, Sweden
Mar 10: Oslo Telenor, Norway