Avenged Sevenfold Cancel Reading

2008-08-24 by Dave de Sylvia STAFF | 27 Comments
Avenged Sevenfold cancelled their performance at the Reading Festival today on doctor's orders.

The band released a brief statement explaining the decision: "We're very sorry to tell you that Avenged Sevenfold will not be performing at Reading today, August 24. As many of you know, the band had to shorten their set at Leeds Friday due to vocal strain. Since then, Matt's doctors in the United Kingdom and Los Angeles have both advised him that he must rest his voice and cannot perform. Thankfully there are no long-term problems and with proper rest, Matt will return to the road shortly.

"The band toured all summer with Iron Maiden throughout Europe and the UK. They returned home August 1, but because they wanted to play Reading and Leeds very much, they returned this week for the festival. They were blown away by the number of fans who came to see them play at Leeds. The band is still in England now and is extremely disappointed that they can't play a show they have been looking forward to for a long time.

"A7X will return to the United Kingdom at the beginning of 2009.

"Matt will post a personal message shortly but we wanted to get you the news immediately."


M. Shadows (a.k.a. Matt) has had similar problems with his vocal chords in the recent past, dropping screamed vocals almost completely from his repertoire following the 2003 album Waking The Fallen.

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Poet
August 24th 2008
6005 Comments


Ok let me get this straight. He had problems with his vocal chords before stopping him from screaming. Does this mean that the new problem will stop him from singing?

marksellsuswallets
August 24th 2008
4845 Comments


One can only hope...Well actually if he stopped taking lessons from Axl Rose's vocal coach he wouldn't be so bad...

Slaytan
August 24th 2008
1185 Comments


Bummer

SHOOTME
August 24th 2008
2393 Comments


M. Shadows (a.k.a. Matt) has had similar problems with his vocal chords in the recent past, dropping screamed vocals almost completely from his repertoire following the 2005 album Waking The Fallen.


Waking The Fallen wasn't released in 2005, did you mean City of Evil?

emogangstascotty
August 24th 2008
472 Comments


Matt Shadows = Stooge.

SHOOTME
August 24th 2008
2393 Comments


someone needs to hunt Matt Shadows down, i would like this band more if it weren't for that prick.

fireaboveicebelow
August 24th 2008
6832 Comments


they're all pricks

Does this mean that the new problem will stop him from singing?
my god I hope so

AtavanHalen
August 24th 2008
17920 Comments


I don't think they even play it.

AndyRictor2000
August 24th 2008
146 Comments


lol, no loss to the festival

Mikesn
Emeritus
August 24th 2008
3708 Comments


What does he do live now, for his older material? Does he try to scream, or what?
he sings

astrel
August 24th 2008
2615 Comments


he sings?

fix'd

Photon
August 24th 2008
1300 Comments


band sucks

SHOOTME
August 24th 2008
2393 Comments


he sings


his normal way, or does he attempts (and fails) to sing it like he did before?

either way it's probably really painful.

Mikesn
Emeritus
August 25th 2008
3708 Comments


"sings"

xxbattery21xx
August 25th 2008
64 Comments


if he played reading, maybe they would realize they need a new singer.

drenzium
August 25th 2008
63 Comments


The less gigs they do, the better.

jingledeath
August 25th 2008
7101 Comments


why the hell is this news in the metal section!!it should be in the pop section...

beans
August 25th 2008
2328 Comments


why didnt they break up?
they should have

VikkiH
August 25th 2008
243 Comments


Kinda harsh, I think his vocal style is pretty unique, although he totally failed with the piano ballad Warmness on The Soul.



OllieS
August 25th 2008
2145 Comments


Lol at everyone's hate for this band. I remember when everyone was calling them the future of Metal when City Of Evil was released.

Wizard
August 25th 2008
20201 Comments


Hahahahaha^^^^^ and they still aren't and will never be the future of metal. It's called hype!

M@rty
August 25th 2008
71 Comments


Dropkick Murphys' singer commented on this by saying "I've been singing with a fucking vocal strain for 20 years" during their set. And got a massive roar from the crowd.
Legend.This Message Edited On 08.25.08

zulop
August 25th 2008
174 Comments


They should do the show. Anything that could potentially endanger a7x's future as a band is good in my book.

SynGates
August 25th 2008
2467 Comments


Well I mean thats going too far I mean come on now I wouldn't say their career needs to be ended or anything

A7XEric
August 26th 2008
322 Comments


In their defense, they've been touring quite heavily since last october, so i can only imagine how worn out his voice is by now.

hammet_ownz
August 26th 2008
42 Comments


Apparently go to reading if you like metal...

MattRTS
December 31st 2008
136 Comments


[quote=Mikesn]

What does he do live now, for his older material? Does he try to scream, or what?

he sings[/quote]
He screams now.



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