Festival Performances & "End Of The World Tour" Cancelled.

There is no good way to start out a note containing bad news but here it is.

After Europe I came down with a terrible viral infection that rendered me voiceless.

I tried my best to take care of the situation with voice rest, medication and doctor visits but my voice was only getting worse.

After a week of steroids the swelling went down enough to see the cause of the problem. A blood blister has formed on my vocal folds and is preventing them from vibrating properly. In short, I can’t sing anything at the moment and the more I attempt to the more damage is being done. Luckily, as of now the doctors feel that 3 months of no singing and voice rest should get my chords back on track.

Unfortunately, this means we will have to cancel all tour dates at the moment.

Decisions like this weigh on me very heavily. It’s a tour I was looking forward to very much. I want to apologize to the fans who have spent their time and money booking travel arrangements and accommodations. I also want to apologize to our crew and the other bands who were depending on this tour.

None of these things are lost on me.

Just know that I have exhausted every possible solution in trying to get out there and perform for you. It just simply can’t happen at the moment.

We have a few things coming down the pipe soon that should be fun so we hope you look out for those.

Again, I am deeply sorry and hope to see you all soon.

In silence, M

Cancelled dates and information for ticket holders here.

@butter9
@butter9

Man, this sucked. I saw the poster at a Weezer show and I freaked out! I was so excited and looked up tickets, but I couldn't find any. I did more research and like the day before this happened. Sorry about your voice man, that sucks.

@jcheekaboo
@jcheekaboo

it is always bad when your favs are ill

@RobThone
@RobThone

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@RobThone
@RobThone

Get well M.

@darthsmashley
@darthsmashley

Hopefully you get better soon. I totally plan on seeing you guys next year for my 5th wedding anniversary!! ;)

@lottaalgotsson
@lottaalgotsson

Hope you're feeling better, but don't feel any pressure. All your lovely music is all out here, available yo listen to and enjoy, from all the great albums you've done so far. I just discovered City of evil, and as my daughter says, the world is a better place thanks to it's existanse....So be comforted in that you can take some time (all the time you need) off being all quiet, and we still listen to you!

@Dragonfairy7
@Dragonfairy7

Sorry to hear, I hope you feel better soon!

@randomnpc
@randomnpc

Ah damn sorry to hear it man. Feel better soon.

@crystalncorey
@crystalncorey

Prayers for quick recovery! 💗🙌

@jenngearheart
@jenngearheart

Get well soon Matt! I’m not speaking for myself when I say we need your music and you healthy. Much love.

@paralos4
@paralos4

Concert was cancelled in Chula Vista and I still haven’t gotten any money back! I paid over $600 for tickets. I feel like I’ve been ripped off!!

@jcheekaboo
@jcheekaboo

you need to get better your health is important not only am i a fan but i am a friend who cares you rock and get well dude a7x rules!!!!

@justineyvonnelabarber
@justineyvonnelabarber

Im curious to know if the members of Avenged Sevenfold actually see and/or read the comments & posts that people write on this page. If so, I would really appreciate it if you could validate this. Even a simple "yes" would confirm this and ease my curiosity. Many, many "thank you's"

@justineyvonnelabarber
@justineyvonnelabarber

Ever heard of "lip singing"? Lol im only kidding. Positive energy headed your direction for your recovery.

@lynseylynx74
@lynseylynx74

Matt you are awesome, take care and get well soon, sending all my love and best wishes. You are the best in the world, 😎

@avenged_tiff84
@avenged_tiff84

Just take care of yourself man. Heartbroken this happened. My first Concert I ever paid for and planned myself. The same thing happened to me with an ex few years ago with Linkin Park. Just get back fo health so we can try this again. Indianapolis, Inidana

@daeez
@daeez

Take care M.
Hope you guys visit Norway when u feel better🤘

@a7x160
@a7x160

We completely understand Matt. Just get better and whenever you’re ready to sing you can sing. Don’t strain your voice at all, we all love you man.

@jerseygirlgone
@jerseygirlgone

Just get well, we'll all be here when you're ready to get back on the road. Much love and prayers from VA!

@jorej
@jorej

Take care of your self, dude! Dont worry about that. We'll have a very long time to make this amezing things. Come to us with the most strong voice we ever see. We love you!

@raevengenzx0
@raevengenzx0

I’ll be praying for you. Love ya and take care ❤️

@dacdives3
@dacdives3

Take it easy man! We'll be here when your able to return! Cheers!!!

@deathbat4ever
@deathbat4ever

I love you, Matt... I’m so sorry to hear this... I hope you get well soon! Take care and I’ll see you when you next tour! 🤘🏻❤️

@mygirlmaddy1011
@mygirlmaddy1011

Get well soon M. We love you guys and will be waiting to see ya again! For now, take care of yourself! Lots of love! Rock on!! 😘🤘

@yumyum9d9
@yumyum9d9

feel better

@Charlesthegreat
@Charlesthegreat

Get well soon matt! Don't feel bad, your health comes first.

@curleyfrii1
@curleyfrii1

Coming to see you guys for basically the second time in a year! Kinda bummed, but remember Detroit Metal City! Cant wait to see you guys again, get well!
P.S.- you guys should put diamonds in the rough on spotify

@chhayanisha515
@chhayanisha515

Health before anything! Praying for a quick recovery! Your fans will be ready when you are!

@rgenier
@rgenier

😭🙁😔
I hope you feel better soon! ❤️❤️❤️

@nickhunterd
@nickhunterd

That Sucks I hope you get better mat.
I was really looking forward to seeing you guys. I really want is to hear your new song In
Black ops 4. Keep up the good work.

@Hdany
@Hdany

Tanti auguri di una pronta guarigione....noi siamo con te ❤

@amandachrista
@amandachrista

Take care of yourself and everyone who truly loves A7X will understand! 💙

@zoetnam
@zoetnam

My boyfriend won M&G for the Wantagh show and it was on my birthday. Very very heartbroken but I wish M Shadows a speedy and painless recovery! <3

@tangaraee
@tangaraee

Get well soon! You guys deserve a break anyways.. see you on the next round 🤘🏻

@marcafterlife
@marcafterlife

Get well very very soon. Come back stronger than ever before. Man I almost thought this long post would turn into even worse news though. Rest well, enjoy the break and I can't wait for the things you still have in store for us!

@awolff49
@awolff49

Not the “end of the world”, positive thoughts and hoping for great recovery! Will be there on the next one! ❤️

@phaythness
@phaythness

Get well soon, Matt!! I know you’re strong to heal well to give us that awesome beautiful voice stronger!! There will always be another time to continue the tour, but your health is more important. As always, I look forward to seeing you guys in the future!!

@ericaozzy
@ericaozzy

Take care of yourself M! We'll see you next time around, your health is more important!