The curtains at the top of the stage caught fire during AVENGED SEVENFOLD's November 29, 2011 concert at Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. No one was injured in the incident, which was caused by the band's pyrotechnics, and after the small flame was extinguished, the show continued.
Commented AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows from the stage, "I guess that's what happens when we try and blow everything up."
Fan-filmed video footage of the incident can be seen below.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD's headlining "Buried Alive" tour launched in Ft. Meyers, Florida on November 23. HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, and BLACK VEIL BRIDES are also on the bill, offering fans an incredible value with four of the hottest bands in rock today. Ticket prices range from $35 to $45, including special family four-pack offers in particular markets.
In keeping with its fans-first ethos, AVENGED SEVENFOLD has announced that it will perform a free show on December 16 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The concert is free to all fans, regardless of whether they were at the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar festival or not. However, Uproar ticket holders will be guaranteed free entrance and first pick of seats. Anyone who purchased a ticket for the October 14 Uproar festival date at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California will receive an e-mail with redemption details. For those who purchased with cash, on site or at a venue, please visit www.rockstaruproar.com/mv and submit your e-mail address. These tickets will only be available one week ahead of the general public starting on November 17 at 10 a.m. PT through November 23 at Midnight PT.
The tour takes its name from "Buried Alive", the fourth single from the Huntington Beach, California rock band's gold album "Nightmare". All three previous singles from "Nightmare" the title track, "Welcome to the Family" and "So Far Away" have peaked at No. 1 on the Active Rock chart. Released worldwide in July 2010, "Nightmare" earned AVENGED SEVENFOLD its highest-ever debut on the Billboard album chart when it bowed at No. 1 and topped Billboard's Rock, Hard Rock, and Digital charts. The title track was the most played song at Media Base Active Rock for 2010.