Avenged Sevenfold announce European headline dates with ††† (Crosses), Polyphia

They’re over here for a whole bunch of summer festivals, but A7X have also just announced some European headline dates with support coming from ††† (Crosses) and Polyphia.

Avenged Sevenfold announce European headline dates with ††† (Crosses), Polyphia
Emily Carter
Brian Cattelle

By our calculations, it’s been six years since Avenged Sevenfold last played their own headline show in Europe – but the Huntington Beach titans will be rectifying that this summer.

In support of 2023’s incredible Life Is But A Dream… album, the band will be crossing the pond to bring their latest chapter to fans for a whole bunch of massive European festivals (including Download), and they’ve also just announced several headline dates while they’re here.

A7X will be playing a couple of German gigs (in Hamburg and Dortmund) with support coming from ††† (Crosses), and Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome with Polyphia. They’ll also headline St. Jakobshalle in Switzerland, though the support hasn’t yet been confirmed for that show.

Speaking about their return to the UK and headlining Download once again, guitarist Synyster Gates enthused: “We are super excited to be playing Download for the third time but as they say the third time is a charm, so hopefully we get it right this time! We appreciate everyone coming back and joining in the madness and the fun.”

Late last year, Avenged also revealed that they’d been working on another live show… but this one is going to be saved for virtual reality. The gig – which is going to be unveiled early this year – was described by the LA Times as ‘a cross between a music video, live concert and first-person video game’. Frontman M. Shadows told the publication: “There’s always a barrier between the audience and us. You want to make sure that, though there’s going to be a lot of cool stuff going on, the people can get really close to you… and see you sing and see the drums.”

Basically, it’s looking like we’re going to get a whole lot of Avenged this year!

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