Avenged Sevenfold 2014 Shepherd of Fire Tour Opening Band: Hellyeah
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Frequently Asked Questions
What songs will Avenged Sevenfold play in concert?
Avenged sevenfold has been one of the leading hard rock and metal acts of the last half decade. Since their 2005 release, City of Evil, they have cultivated a massive audience of loyal fans.
The aforementioned record is well represented in 2014 with surprising ferocity. Usually a decade removed from an album will make it barely a figment in any modern live setting, but the group represents it with the eccentric whiplash laden frenzy “Bat Country” and the big arena rock number “Burn it Down.”
The group slips and slides through their later few records and the operatic “Little Side of Heaven” has a pretty permanent spot as the band’s big closer. It has been that way since 2008’s Taste of Chaos tour. The group represents their major label self-titled record with a slathering of tracks, including opener “Critical Acclaim” which comes early in the set, the big single “Afterlife,” and sometimes “Almost Easy.” Whether to play “Almost Easy” is one of the only changes the band makes in the setlist of this latest tour.
The hard rock group brings out some fresh meat with a reasonable number of new tracks. Their most recent record, Hail to the King, opens with “Shepherds of Fire.” It is also the most common set opening song. The group brings out Hail to the King’s title track as well as main set closer “This Means War.” “Doing Time” may not be a huge epic number, but it sneaks its way into the middle of the set.
At the end of the night, the band will have played roughly 2-3 songs from their last couple records, one from their earliest releases, and 4 from their recent record, making a setlist length of about 15 songs in total.
Shepherd of Fire
Hail to the King
Burn It Down
This Means War
A Little Piece of Heaven
Does Avenged Sevenfold play any material from their first two straight metalcore albums?
Avenged Sevenfold fans are more than aware of the group’s dramatic change to the core of their sound over the last 14 years, and no bigger jump has occurred than the span of time between 2003’s sophomore release Waking the Fallen and 2005’s massive breakthrough City of Evil. The group rarely plays anything from their debut album, Sound of the Seventh Trumpet, and that has still not changed. The group only plays one song from their heavy Waking the Fallen, and that is the encore opener “Unholy Confessions.”
How long is an Avenged Sevenfold concert?
The group may have songs spanning 7+ minutes, and they may have some seriously huge might in their stage presence, but the show lasts a somewhat brisk 90 minutes per evening.
Who is Avenged Sevenfold’s publicist and press contact?
Being a major label band, Avenged Sevenfold is tied intimately with Warner Bros. and their accompanying management staff, which includes three core contacts.
The first is Brooke Black Just-Olesen. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Next up is Xavier Ramos of the marketing side of things. He is a direct Warner Bros. affiliate, and you can reach him at email@example.com.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Avenged Sevenfold’s tour?
Avenged Sevenfold announce tours on their official website, which are often accompanied by a link to where presale tickets are available.
There is also a fan club that provides great savings and presale offers for tours. Current packages include a number of wonderful features that very few bands offer to fan club members so willingly. This may include:
• Pre-show merchandise shopping access and pre-show entrance
• A ticket in the first 10 rows of any show
• Contest drawings to watch from the stage
• Free merchandise, such as laminates, posters, and records
If you are not interested in getting involved with the band’s official website, you can try to surface some presale passwords at Presale Passwords Info. The online resource collects presales, but you will need an account with them as well as TicketMaster to obtain any tickets.
Lastly, American Express is providing Avenged Sevenfold presales for their entire 2014 tour. You need an American Express card for purchase as well as an account with their entertainment hub.
“Often erroneously lumped into softer, newer corners of the heavy music world, California’s Avenged Sevenfold are much more influenced by the old school metal of Judas Priest and Thin Lizzy than some realize. And that was on display Saturday night at the American Airlines Center as the band (plus a couple of outstanding warm-up acts) delighted an arena full of fist pumping, black-clad metal heads.” – Darryl Smyers of the Dallas Observer
“In concert, Avenged Sevenfold comes equipped with enough firepower to ensure that they won’t be ignored. Flames preceded the band to the stage for the opening “Shepherd of Fire,” performed in front of what looked like a dozen barbecue pits that formed a fiery barrier to an ancient prison that housed skeleton inmates behind the musicians.” – Jim Abbott of the Orlando Sentinel
“Avenged Sevenfold’s set relied heavily on all those big bursts of flame as well as its ruined gothic cathedral-style backdrop. The biggest set piece was a 15-feet-tall skeleton king statue, which entered the stage seated on a pile of skulls during the song “Hail to the King.” It, too, spurted flames.” – Kevin Coffey of Omaha GO
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