AVENGED SEVENFOLD has announced the second leg of its extensive "Life is But A Dream…" North American tour featuring support from FALLING IN REVERSE. Produced by Live Nation, leg two includes stops in Nashville, Denver, Austin, and more before concluding at Fort Worth's Dickies Arena on October 15. Fans will have the opportunity to hear the group's first single in seven years, "Nobody", and their new album "Life Is But A Dream…" for the first time live during the 30-show outing.
The first leg with support from ALEXISONFIRE includes thirteen cities across the U.S. and Canada, such as Mansfield, Québec City, Tinley Park, Calgary, and more. The group kicks off their 2023 solo touring run with two unique one-night-only arena shows in New York and Los Angeles this June.
Tickets will be available for the newly announced shows starting with a Deathbats Club and TicketPass presale beginning now through Wednesday, April 12 at 3 p.m. EDT. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general on sale beginning on Friday, April 14 at 10 a.m. local time on LiveNation.com. For all other shows, tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com.
Deathbats Club members and TicketPass holders can request tickets first from now through Wednesday, April 12 at 3 p.m. EDT using Ticketmaster's new Token-Gated Sales platform at avengedsevenfold.io/. Deathbats Club is a collection of 10,000 unique Deathbat NFTs, made popular by AVENGED SEVENFOLD, flying around the Ethereum blockchain. A Deathbat is a membership card into the club and offers many perks and access to events that will take place in the "metaverse" and in real life. TicketPass is a new blockchain based verification and rewards system, created by AVENGED SEVENFOLD and Bitflips, for anyone that chooses to participate. It is free, eco-friendly and requires very few steps to make sure fans can acquire the tickets they desire. All fans have to do is set up a MetaMask or Coinbase wallet and AVENGED SEVENFOLD will airdrop them a TicketPass immediately.
During the Presale window, fans will use their Dapp wallet (MetaMask, Coinbase, Etc.) to authenticate their access and then submit their request for tickets. After the request period closes, they will receive a confirmation from Ticketmaster if tickets matching their preferences have been secured. This process will give exclusive access to token-holding fans with priority for the Deathbats Club community.
M. Shadows of AVENGED SEVENFOLD shared more on the unique ticketing platform: "TicketPass will by no means cost anyone any money, you won't have to get involved in cryptocurrency, you won't have to do any of these things that people feel uncomfortable with, and the token that we're going to be using is on the Polygon network — an environmentally-friendly blockchain. We want to roll something out to the rest of our fan base without them having to opt into a full fan club experience that is strictly for tickets and ensuring our fans get the best tickets they desire first,
"At the end of the day, we want to know your feedback on if this worked well for you, and we will take notes and mold this for you. Look at this as a frequent flier miles type of program — with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, we will be breaking these passes into 'tiers' over time and rewarding the people who have been participating the most in our A7X ecosystem (with merchandise, listening habits, music consumption, live events, and other metrics.)."
AVENGED SEVENFOLD "Life Is But A Dream…" North American tour dates leg 2 (newly added shows):
Sep. 16 - West Palm Beach, FL - iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Sep. 17 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep. 19 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
Sep. 20 - Alpharetta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sep. 22 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Sep. 25 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis, MO
Sep. 26 - Kansas City, MO - T-Mobile Center *
Sep. 28 - Denver, CO - Ball Arena^
Sep. 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Oct. 02 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
Oct. 03 - Portland, OR - MODA Center
Oct. 07 - Chula Vista, CA - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct. 08 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
Oct. 10 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Oct. 12 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 13 - Austin, TX - Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Oct. 15 - Fort Worth, TX - Dickies Arena
* Not a Live Nation date
^ Without FALLING IN REVERSE
AVENGED SEVENFOLD "Life Is But A Dream…" North American tour dates leg 1 (previously announced):
Jul. 18 - Camden, NJ - Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Jul. 19 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Jul. 21 - Québec City, QC - Videotron Centre
Jul. 22 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Jul. 24 - Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre
Jul. 26 - Clarkston, MI - Pine Knob Music Theatre
Jul. 28 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul. 29 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Jul. 31 - Winnipeg, MB - Canada Life Centre
Aug. 02 - Saskatoon, SK - SaskTel Centre
Aug. 04 - Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place
Aug. 05 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
Aug. 07 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena