Avenged Sevenfold was forced to cancel their headlining show at Louder Than Life Festival on Friday, September 28th in Louisville.
M. Shadows released the official statement:
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 three months of no singing and voice rest should get my cords 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.
Since they canceled their appearance in Louisville, Alice In Chains have been announced as the new headlining band for Friday night. They will join Breaking Bejamin, Godsmack, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, and more at this year’s festival. View the entire lineup on our Calendar.