Loudwire has revealed the American heavy metal band, Avenged Sevenfold, has been chosen to headline the closing set at this year's inaugural Loudwire Music Awards. The show takes place at The Novo in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 24. Tickets for this year's ceremony and concert are available right here on AXS.
“We are excited to celebrate a night of heavy metal with all of our friends,” says Avenged Sevenfold vocalist M. Shadows in a press release. “We hope to see everyone there.”’
Avenged Sevenfold (A7X for short) originated in 1999. With a discography consisting of six studio albums and an estimated eight million copies sold, the Huntington Beach, California group is, without a doubt, one of the most successful American rock bands of all time.
The Orange County quintet, signed to Capitol Records, includes singer M. Shadows, guitarists Zacky Vengeance, and Synyster Gates, bassist Johnny Christ, and drummer Brooks Wackerman.
Besides performing a multi-song set to close out the highly-anticipated evening, Avenged Sevenfold could conceivably go home with three 2017 Loudwire Music Awards. Nominated for Metal Artist of the Year, Metal Album of the Year for the band's seventh ever-expanding concept album, The Stage (No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock, Hard Rock, and Alternative Albums charts), and Best Guitarist(s) for the duo of Zacky Vengeance and Synyster Gates.
Avenged Sevenfold will join a performance lineup that includes In This Moment, Nothing More, Halestorm, Anthrax, Body Count, Starset, and Powertrip with individual performances by Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine, Judas Priest‘s Rob Halford, and Hatebreed‘s Jamey Jasta.
The Loudwire Music Awards will also feature individual award presentations to three iconic rockers. Black Sabbath‘s Tony Iommi will accept the Courage Award, Rob Halford is receiving The Lemmy (Loudwire’s Lifetime Achievement Award), and the Humanitarian Award will go to Sammy Hagar, longtime singer of Van Halen.
The 2017 Loudwire Music Awards will be hosted by WWE superstar and Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho. The star-studded live event with feature personal appearances by the guitar extraordinaire Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Vinnie Paul, John 5, Rex Brown, David Ellefson, Joey Jordison, and much more.