G1 have posted their review of Avenged Sevenfold’s show in Sao Paulo and say the atmosphere for the show was like “Beatlemania.” Pretty huge compliment if you ask me. Check out a rough translation of it below and photos from the show here.
Avenged Sevenfold performed a show in Sao Paulo in an atmosphere of ‘Beatlemania’
Metal band performed for 7000 people at Credicard Hall.
Plaid shirt, dark aviator glasses, and antics of Axl Rose, the lead singer of the band came on stage at 20.30, after the curious intro to “The Sound of Silence”, by the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel.
The lull did not last even two minutes. From the first chords of “Nightmare”, the Californians soared following an accelerated track that led fans and a catharsis in a scene that was repeated frequently throughout the show: the people passed out from being carried or transported in wheelchairs toward the infirmary. “I never saw that, more than 40 so far,” said one of the nurses to G1 after one hour of presentation.
Remember, the same “phenomenon” called attention to SWU, the pushing and shoving among fans (juveniles, mostly) from Avenged was scary and he was near the metal grate felt suffocated, equation repeated on Sunday.
The number of people on the runway at Credicard Hall was the size of the lobby door stood open, with people watching the presentation in the hallway and outside. The track premium, on the other hand, was practically empty and the only mishap on the flanks of the fan who will pay more for being there was to feel the raindrops drip from the ceiling. Pleasure, Arin Ilejav The show paulistano Avenged Sevenfold was short, with just 12 songs – many from the album “Nigthmare,” 2010. “Welcome to the family,” the third song, one more was sung by the audience as they jumped up and waved their arms for 90 uninterrupted minutes.
“I do not even know what to say, I love these people too,” Shadows said early on, before singing “Critical acclaim”.
On this tour, which also includes a show in Curitiba (PR) and one in Porto Alegre (RS), Avenged Sevenfold has Arin Ilejay, young, 22, in charge of the drumsticks. Almost invisible behind a double bass drums, the drummer squandered style and showed that the height of Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater), who accompanied the group on the SWU and came on for James “The Rev” Sullivan, who died in 2009. A tribute to former colleague was the most emotional moment of the night, indeed. In “So Far Away,” a background displays an illustration of the original members embraced. “We will raise their arms and celebrate the life of that son of a. .. that is no longer with us today,” asked Shadows. Then the audience screamed “Jimmy.”
For an hour, the band lined up ten songs sung by heart by the public, whose voice drowned out any sound coming from the stage. In 30 minutes, Avenged Sevenfold played “Fiction” and “Save Me”. Although there was ceaseless requests for “Little piece of heaven”, the band chose to ignore and make a final satisfaction, distributing various souvenirs like picks and empty glasses of water to the fans.
“St. Paul, you are our second home. We will come back whenever you ask,” thanked Shadows.