It takes a massive sound to fill a stadium, and it takes another level to make that same arena feel small. On the last stop of their The Stage World Tour, the axe-wielding demigods in Avenged Sevenfold devastated the Pacific Coliseum, and no matter the vantage there was no escape from the pummeling amplitude.
Avenged Sevenfold has been hard at work since dreams of stages this big in high-school classrooms. Nearing two decades at the charge, accomplishments abound. The sheer magnitude of performance and production value the band brought Vancouver was meteoric, and it’s apparent that whatever goals they’d set for themselves as misfit kids, whatever visions of the future, in no way could they have ever imagined this.