Nadat de Avenged Sevenfold hun drummer verloor hebben ze vandaag hun optreden op het Soundwave Festival gecanceld. De organisator heeft via zijn Twitter laten weten dat ze niet akkoord gingen met de timetable. Ze zouden te vroeg moeten spelen.
"'Avenged have decided, despite having originally confirmed a mid afternoon spot, that they are now unwilling to play unless it is night time. At the same time, they are refusing to play at the same time as Maiden. Which leads me to believe they want Maiden's time moved! While Avenged are a massive band, having sold around 8,000 copies of their new album Nationally, I wont be able to move Maiden's time slot. I have now reached the point where I can no longer mess around 70 other bands and 180,000 ticket holders to appease this band's nonsense. I have every expectation that they will go back on their agreement and cancel. I guess I'd better start lining up a replacement. Let's have your ideas people!".
Even later deed de band op hun eigen facebook ook een post:
"Avenged Sevenfold regretfully announce they will not be performing at the upcoming Soundwave in Australia. After much effort, the band decided that they could not offer fans the live experience they have come to expect and didn’t want to disappoint them. Avenged Sevenfold will return to Australia soon to headline their own tour. ".