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

"We're adding some songs that we haven't been playing yet."


The stage is set – pun intended – for Avenged Sevenfold's third leg of their Life Is But A Dream… North American tour and bassist Johnny Christ has dropped some hints about what could be in store, regarding the band's setlist.

Christ, in a recent interview with 99.7 The Blitz, revealed that the band is dusting off some cuts from their catalog that have not been played live: "We're adding some songs that we haven't been playing yet. That's for sure. We've got some new stuff."

"We've got some new production happening, with Poppy and Sullivan King, two great acts that we are really excited to get out there with. The tour starts March 6th in Buffalo. There's just, like I said, new songs, new production from the previous two legs, third leg of the American tour. And we're looking forward to get back out there." Christ added.

After a long hiatus, Avenged Sevenfold stormed back onto the scene last year with their acclaimed and polarizing album Life Is But A Dream…. The subsequent tour saw them reconnect with their devoted fanbase, which landed them the "Most Dedicated Fans" award at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards, and Christ is still amazed by it.

"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."

"I think the one thing about this band is that it is, or has been rather, polarizing — you either love or hate us, and those that love us have been infatuated with us for a long time, and I think that's kind of a great thing that we have going for us with our fanbase, to be honest. We're super excited to have gotten back out last year with them after a long hiatus, and now being back and taking it into 2024 and keeping this cycle going, it's just exciting to have those fans for us," he added.

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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