Read more: Avenged Sevenfold cancel summer tour
It was revealed in a post by the band that due to a serious problem with frontman M. Shadow’s vocal cords, they would no longer be able to play the shows that they had lined up.
Currently, the damage done to the frontman’s vocal cords left him with no singing voice. Shadows explained that his issues were due to a blood blister that formed on his vocal folds. You can read the full letter here.
Due to Shadow’s vocal chord issues, Alice In Chains has been brought on board for this year’s edition of Louisville, Kentucky’s Louder Than Life Festival.
Additionally, Skyharbor and Anemic Royalty have joined the festival while Bad Wolves and Spirit Animal have withdrawn from the lineup.
You can check out the updated lineup for the Louder Than Life Festival below!
Due to a medical issue @AvengedSevenfold had to withdraw from #LouderThanLife. We wish M. Shadows a speedy recovery and are very excited to welcome @AliceInChains to the stage! See below for additional lineup updates: @Skyharbor and @anemicroyaltyofficial have been added @badwolvesofficial and @spiritanimalus have withdrawn
Friday, September 28th:
Alice In Chains
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
Black Stone Cherry
Red Sun Rising
Hyro The Hero
Saturday, September 29th:
Five Finger Death Punch
Bullet For My Valentine
Dance Gavin Dance
From Ashes To New
Awake At Last
Sunday, September 30th:
Nine Inch Nails
The Fever 333
The Breton Sound