Avenged Sevenfold cancel summer tour
[Photo by: Jeff Forney]

After a serious problem with frontman M. Shadow’s vocal cords, Avenged Sevenfold have been forced to cancel the entirety of their North American tour with Prophets Of Rage and Three Days Grace.

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In a spiral, M. Shadows got a viral infection after the band’s European tour. As his voice got worse, the band eventually had no choice but to announce that their End Of The World Tour is canceled in full.

In a letter the band shared on their page, Shadows apologizes for the short notice and assures fans he did everything in his power to stay well.

“Decisions like this weigh on me very heavily,” Shadows says. “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.”

Currently, the damage done to the frontman’s vocal cords left him with no singing voice. The vocalist says it is due to a blood blister that formed on his vocal folds. You can read the full letter here.

Tickets for tour dates can be refunded through ticket holders’ point of purchase. For information regarding Impact Festival and Heavy Montreal, the band urge ticket holders to visit the festivals’ respective websites.

You can find a full list of canceled dates below.

Dates:
07/22 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
07/25 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Theater
07/26 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
07/28 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion (‘Impact Music Festival‘)
07/31 – Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
08/01 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
08/03 – Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
08/04 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
08/06 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
08/07 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/09 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
08/11 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
08/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
08/21 – San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
08/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
08/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
08/30 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
09/01 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
09/02 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion