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The Stage North American Tour - Avenged Sevenfold/Breaking Benjamin/Bullet For My Valentine Tour

Discussion in 'Tour Forum' started by Taco-King, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Taco-King

    Taco Enthusiast

    Avenged Sevenfold have announced the first round of dates for their North American tour which will find them out with Breaking Benjamin and Bullet For My Valentine. The shows are expected to find the band out with the elaborate stage production seen overseas earlier this year. More dates are planned for later in the year while Canadian stops for this particular leg will be revealed next week.

    01/12 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
    01/14 Grand Rapids, MI – The Van Andel Arena
    01/16 Reading, PA – Santander Arena
    01/17 State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
    01/24 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
    01/25 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
    01/27 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sandford Premier Center
    01/31 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
    02/02 North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Center
    02/03 Evansville, IN – Ford Center
    02/06 Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena
    02/08 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
    02/09 Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center
    02/11 Fargo, ND – Fargodome
  2. Phil507

    Resident NYC snob Supporter

    Definitely hitting the cities that this tour is most relevant for.
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  3. estacey99

    Oh yeah, oh yeah, everything is terrible.

    hate that I gotta wait til next week but glad there'll at least be Canadian dates
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  4. marsvoltamcr Oct 2, 2017
    (Last edited: Oct 2, 2017)


    I'd love Avenged to come back to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, but it seems like that venue has all but given up on booking rock shows. They used to bring in a few good ones a year. I think the last one was Shinedown over a year ago.

    I only mention this because Breaking Benjamin is from here and only plays here about once a year anymore, if that.
  5. Behind the Barricade

    This tour can sell the same in North Dakota than it can in NYC. I'm sure the A markets will be later on next year due to BB's acoustic tour (given they're still opening) and A7X already playing those markets with Metallica last summer.
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  6. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    that's a farrrrr larger percentage of the population though, just because bands can sell out 10k cap in two different places doesn't mean the draw isn't drastically different in one
  7. Behind the Barricade

    Going back to the original quote, I took that as Phil saying they stuck with the cities they draw the most in.
  8. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    i mean, you used NYC as an example, which is the biggest market out there. what about the other spots on the east coast? will they draw as much in Virginia as they will in like, Iowa? I don't think so.
  9. Behind the Barricade

    Given that they've recently headlined radio/hard rock festivals in both places, I'm guessing they could. They haven't had a headliner in either city since 2011 so we can only speculate. They're still one of the biggest mainstream rock bands out there so I'm sure they can draw well everywhere except for Idaho (since no one can draw well there).
  10. Phil507

    Resident NYC snob Supporter

    That's what's impressive about it. Not my cup of yea (though I do enjoy Breaking Benjamin from time to time) but cool to see tours that can do big numbers all over the country and not just in the "cool" cities.
  11. Behind the Barricade

    100% agreed. It's funny, I read those attendance reports that Lambgoat comes out with all the time. There are a TON of bands that can sell out 1500-2000 capacity venues in NYC/LA but draw around 400 in the same sized venue in Idaho. I'd love to see the numbers for the current I Prevail tour because I can see that exact scenario.
  12. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    i would consider that drawing the same though, due to population proportions in the market. i would say if idaho drew the same as NYC/LA they would be drawing far more out in Idaho
  13. Behind the Barricade

    I get where you're coming from but my original argument was that this tour could draw anywhere and not just in these cities. You're correct when it comes to population proportions and that drawing 400 people to Idaho is similar to 2k in NYC but I wouldn't say Idaho would be the bigger draw. If I was booking a tour, I'd have to take in account for merch sales, venue costs, day of ticket sales and if both shows sold out, which sold faster (more of a demand). Maybe I'm looking too deep into this haha
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  14. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

    Seems like something I should tag you in @BTDandFeelingThis especially given the Nashville opening date
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  15. BTDandFeelingThis

    Now I Know This World Isn’t Spinning Just For Me Prestigious

    Oh I am aware and trying to see if I can afford tickets lol
  16. TMS2787


    Since the got signed and “blew up” they have hardly played home shows.
  17. marsvoltamcr


    They used to do acoustic benefit shows once in a while during the We Are Not Alone/Phobia days and would end up here as part of tours pretty frequently. Other than the Disturbed tour last year, I don't know if they've played around here since reforming.
  18. estacey99

    Oh yeah, oh yeah, everything is terrible.

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  19. Dirk Lyle


  20. estacey99

    Oh yeah, oh yeah, everything is terrible.

  21. BackwardsDuck


    Any idea when more dates will be announced for this? This is a dream lineup for me and the nearest date to me is over 500 miles
  22. sr6171


    I don't think there will be more dates for this specific tour but they do have a summer run set up for the US