HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (CelebrityAccess) Avenged Sevenfold had to cancel the dozens of dates left on its End of the World Tour because frontman M Shadows has a vocal infection and needs to rest his damaged vocal cords on doctor’s orders.
Avenged Sevenfold, with support acts Prophets of Rage and Three Days Grace, were scheduled to play tomorrow night at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass, and had dates lined up through Sept. 2, where they would wrap the tour at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston. The band was set to headline the Heavy MTL festival, with their slot now replaced by Limp Bizkit.
The infection occurred as the band returned from its European tour.
M Shadows released the following statement:
There is no good way to start out a note containing bad news but here it is.
After Europe I came down with a terrible viral infection that rendered me voiceless.
I tried my best to take care of the situation with voice rest, medication and doctor visits but the voice was only getting worse.
After a week of steroids, the swelling went down enough to see the cause of the problem. A blood blister has formed on my vocal folds and is preventing them from vibrating properly. In short, I can’t sing anything at the moment and the more I attempt to, the more damage is being done. Luckily, as of now the doctors feel that 3 months of no singing and voice rest should get my chords (sic) back on track.
Unfortunately, this means we will have to cancel all tour dates at the moment.
Decisions like this weigh on me very heavily. It’s a tour I was looking forward to very much. I want to apologize to the fans who have spent their time and money booking travel arrangements and accommodations. I also want to apologize to our crew and the other bands who were depending on this tour.
None of these things are lost on me.
Just know that I have exhausted every possible solution in trying to get out there and perform for you. It just simply can’t happen at the moment.
We have a few things coming down the pipe soon that should be fun, so we hope you look out for those.
Again, I am deeply sorry and hope to see you all soon.
JUL 22 MANSFIELD, MA XFINITY CENTER
JUL 25 WANTAGH, NY JONES BEACH THEATER
JUL 26 HARTFORD, CT XFINITY THEATRE
JUL 31 HOLMDEL, NJ P.N.C. BANK ARTS CENTER
AUG 1 BRISTOW, VA JIFFY LUBE LIVE
AUG 3 PITTSBURGH, PA KEYBANK PAVILION
AUG 4 CINCINNATI, OH RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER
AUG 6 CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH BLOSSOM MUSIC CENTER
AUG 7 DETROIT, MI DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE
AUG 9 TORONTO, ON BUDWEISER STAGE
AUG 11 CHICAGO, IL HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE
AUG 12 INDIANAPOLIS, IN RUOFF HOME MORTGAGE MUSIC CENTER
AUG 16 PHOENIX, AZ AK-CHIN PAVILION
AUG 17 LAS VEGAS, NV T-MOBILE ARENA
AUG 19 ALBUQUERQUE, NM ISLETA AMPHITHEATER
AUG 21 SAN DIEGO, CA MATTRESS FIRM AMPHITHEATRE
AUG 22 LOS ANGELES, CA THE FORUM
AUG 24 CONCORD, CA CONCORD PAVILION
AUG 28 SALT LAKE CITY, UT USANA AMPHITHEATRE
AUG 30 DENVER, CO PEPSI CENTER
SEP 1 DALLAS, TX STARPLEX PAVILION
SEP 2 HOUSTON, TX CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION