ShowBizz have put their review of Avenged Sevenfold’s set at Festival d’été de Québec.
After three years of absence in the Old Capital, Avenged Sevenfold were treated to a warm reunion with the public in Quebec. Avenged Sevenfold started their show with the song “Nightmare” which ended in fireworks.
“I am very happy to be here tonight (…). We had not come since 2008,” commented the singer M Shadows. He then asked what viewers had never seen the band in concert. A very large part of the crowd raised their hands.
He had disclosed that he’d seen in his hotel room people running for a spot near the stage earlier in the day. “You’re sick,” he said before starting “Almost Easy.” The band played several songs from their last two albums, “Nightmare” and “Avenged Sevenfold.”
Before interpreting “So Far Away,” M Shadows paid tribute to the late drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan. “He was a brilliant person who could be loved by everyone he met,” said the singer. Avenged Sevenfold were not certain they’d continue to exist after the loss. Thanks to the support of their fans they decided to move forward, he added. “I know he is watching us right now,” commented M Shadows before the song inviting the audience to light their lighters.
Avenged Sevenfold also delivered “God Hates Us” from their latest album. “It is banned in 26 states,” said the rock star. We were also treated to “Bat Country” from City of Evil and “Save Me.” In terms of special effects, they impress with balls of fire, smoke, fireworks and lights.