Revolver has made a list of Five Metal Bands That Have Played For The Troops. Avenged Sevenfold’s Iraq stop on their 2010 USO tour is featured.
In November, 2010, Avenged Sevenfold performed at Holt Stadium at Joint Base Balad, in Iraq. It was just one of many USO performances for the band, who all have a strong connection to the military. As frontman M. Shadows told Revolver, “I think everyone in the band has had someone that’s served in their family.” He went on to say about the troops, “they’re dedicating their lives and their time to be over there, so we figured we could go over there and entertain them. It’s the least we could do while they’re in harm’s way.”