Orange County, California's AVENGED SEVENFOLD performed its track "Save Me" live for the first time last night (Thursday, March 30) at Palacio De Los Deportes in Mexico City. The nearly 11-minute-long epic closes the band's latest album, "Nightmare", which came out last summer and was AVENGED SEVENFOLD's first No. 1 record.
Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below.
The band's setlist was as follows:
02. Critical Acclaim
03. Welcome to the Family
04. Buried Alive
05. So Far Away
06. Beast and the Harlot
08. God Hates Us
09. Bat Country
10. Unholy Confessions
12. Save Me
AVENGED SEVENFOLD will embark on the headlining "Welcome To The Family Tour" in April/May with support from THREE DAYS GRACE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and SEVENDUST.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD kicked off the "Nightmare After Christmas" tour on January 20 in Reading, Pennsylvania. The show marked AVENGED's live debut with Arin Ilejay, formerly the drummer for Los Angeles-based Christian rock group CONFIDE, who is sitting behind the kit for all of AVENGED's upcoming tour dates.
The relatively unknown Ilejay is the second drummer to play with AVENGED SEVENFOLD following the December 2009 death of original drummer James "The Rev" Sullivan. The band recruited ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy to play on its latest album, "Nightmare", and all its 2010 tour dates before dismissing him at the end of the year.
Ilejay played on CONFIDE's 2008 debut album, "Shout The Truth", and appeared on tour with the group.
Sullivan was found dead in his Huntington Beach, California home at the age of 28. His death was attributed to a lethal combination of prescription drugs and alcohol.
The latest single from "Nightmare" is "Welcome To The Family".