x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Avenged Sevenfold to play UAE for the first time

The American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold will perform at the FLASH Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on May 4, FLASH Entertainment announced today. It will mark their first show in the country.

Members of the band Avenged Sevenfold. Stephen Chernin / AP
Members of the band Avenged Sevenfold. Stephen Chernin / AP

The American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold will perform at the FLASH Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on May 4, FLASH Entertainment announced today. It will mark their first show in the country.

“We can’t wait to bring our live show to our friends in the region,” the band’s frontman M Shadows said in a statement.

Tickets for the concert, priced from Dh315, will go on sale midday Tuesday, March 13. A limited quantity of tickets, priced at Dh295, will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis. Tickets can be purchased from www.thinkflash.ae and Virgin Megastore outlets in the UAE.

Formed in 1999, Avenged Sevenfold have established themselves as one of the biggest rock and roll acts in the world. Their fifth and most recent album Nightmare, released in 2010, topped international music charts and spawned three number one singles: Nightmare, Welcome to the Family and So Far Away.

“We had many request from heavy metal and rock and roll music fans in the UAE to bring a great gig to Yas Island,” said FLASH Entertainment’s Mira Sadek. “Avenged Sevenfold have a huge fan base and we are excited to host them here in Abu Dhabi for the first time.”