Avenged Sevenfold at Foxwoods Casino – CT

Photos by Robert McDonald
Review By Robert McDonald
Show photos HERE

Friday night at MGM Grand Theater was host to one of hottest hard rock bands of the last decade, Avenged Sevenfold. This was one of the final shows of a short mini tour after emerging from the studio and before kicking off the global tour in support of their new album “Hail to the King”.

The band was sporting some new looks including M Shadow’s uncharacteristically long hair to Syn’s long hair and shaved side carriage, but the heart-thumping, guitar-shredding sound was all too familiar to the thousands of rabid fans in attendance.

Opening with Critical Acclaim,the band quickly moved in to the fan favorite, Beast and the Harlot where M treated the fans to some fancy footwork, but the biggest treat came next.  In a surprise announcement, the band announced that after spending the last two years as a session and touring member, Arin Ilejay was now an official member of the band. What better way to celebrate then to launch in to Welcome to he family.

Later,in the middle of Almost Easy, M abruptly stopped the show to ask for a fight to be broken up in the front , but to the crowd’s delight after the two were separated M simply started the song over from the beginning without any further incident.  If that wasn’t enough, one lucky fan had a night to remember when M noticed his sign and asked him on stage to sing Chapter 4 to the highly supportive crowd.

After such a raucous night, I can’t help but think the MGM Grand Theater, which is more accustomed to acts like Huey Lewis and the News and Lionel Ritchie will never quite be the same.

 

Setlist 

Critical Acclaim

Beast and the Harlot

Welcome to the Family

Almost Easy

Buried Alive

Fiction

Nightmare

Hail to the King

Afterlife

Chapter 4

Encore

Bat Country

Unholy Confessions

16 Responses to "Avenged Sevenfold at Foxwoods Casino – CT"

  1. I had an awesome time at this concert. Avenged Sevenfold did an amazing job, put on a great show, and played their music well. All the bands interacted with the crowd and you could tell that they were all having fun.

  2. A7X was amazing and rocked the house. The pyrotechnics and lights were amazing and M.Shadows had an amazing voice as always. Syn, Zacky, and Johnny were great to see again. M.Shadows is so sweet. He broke up a fight then restarted the song and brought up a fan to sing “Chapter 4” with him! <33

  3. Bring Avenged Sevenfold back to Foxwoods! They never disappoint and put on one of the most entertaining shows out there.Keep up the good work. I highly recommend that you bring A7X back ASAP!!!!!!

  4. Show was in a 4,000 or so seater. Almost sold out. Great show, as the band did between 75-90 minutes, pretty much their greatest hits. Awesome stage show, way more pyro than I would expect at a casino show. Kept the audience on their feet. Sound was ok. Great interaction with the crowd, even bringing an audience member up to sing. It was my daughter’s first concert and she was floored. I’m a jaded old school metalhead, and I was impressed with the quality and intensity of their show. I know this mini tour is just “warm-up gigs” for their actual album tour, but it was still a great show.

  5. This was about my 20th Avenged Sevenfold show and as always, they were incredible. The venue was small and intimate, no seat was a bad seat. Absolutely amazing, if recommend them to anyone looking for a killer rock show. Even if you’re not a huge fan of their music, the show they put on will convert anyone to a fan

  6. First time at this venue. The venue had good sound quality, even in the seats. 2 screens to watch close up shots as well. Even in the seating area if people were standing, you had a good view. The stage production of A7X was great to see: pryo, large deathbat, etc. They invited a fan up to sing a song and involved the crowd with chants often. They couldn’t play music from the new album except the single but they played a good mix of songs across the previous 3 albums. Overall, great show.

  7. This was the 3rd time I’ve seen A7X live, amazing as always. I am a TRUE fan and they never let me down at their shows<3

  8. The show was amazing as always! I wish it was longer.

  9. Best night of my life. Great view from where I was, got to meet the lead singer. Sound was spot on, production was flawless.
    Favorite moment: Meeting M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold

  10. Since A7X started out I have been driving all over to go see them. Let me tell you that all those hours in the car are 100% worth it. They are extremely talented and know how to put on a spectacular show full of energy and pyrotechnics.

  11. Avenged Sevenfold was absolutely incredible! I’ve seen them three times now, and have never been disappointed. They sound great live, and really connect with the audience! You have not lived until you’ve seen Avenged Sevenfold live!! Can’t wait for them to come back to Connecticut!

  12. Third times seeing A7X and they were great as usual. Great band to see live.

  13. Amazing, unforgettable and CRAZY! Got to see my favorite men and hear my favorite songs. Got to hear the new single “Hail to the King” live for the first time!

  14. I loved the show!! It was awesome. The band does know how to put on a great event. I was hoping it would be closer to the two hour scheduled mark. I would definitely see them again.

  15. I love your site and thought I would share my feelings about the show. A7X ROCKED! Cant wait to see them in Boston!

  16. This was a great show

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