Last Night: Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace & Seether At The Woodlands

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Photos by Matthew Keever
Avenged Sevenfold
Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival feat. Avenged Sevenfold, Seether & Three Days Grace
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 5, 2011

First, Aftermath would like to give credit where it's due.

To everyone who attended the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival at the Woodlands Pavillion Monday night, we'd like to say thanks. Thank you for contributing to the festival's efforts to raise funds for the National Firefighters Foundation and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in connection with the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Any bands - and any band's fans, for that matter - who donate any amount of monetary funds to our men and women in uniform are all right in our book.

On to the show...

Monday night, Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace and Seether headlined the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillon. The show was filled with fire, fireworks, screamy, gnarly vocal lines, shreddin' guitars and one extremely awkward moment.

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Avenged Sevenfold, whom we've seen once before, put on yet another strong presentation, filled with lights, fire and even a song dedicated to their former drummer, "The Rev," who died in 2009.

Lighters and cell phones filled the sky, as A7X performed "So Far Away," telling the crowd that while they still missed "The Rev," they were ready to move on, continue making music and pleasing fans.

"It's what 'The Rev' would have wanted," vocalist M. Shadows told the crowd to a roar of applause.

We're not quite sure what the sound was, but there was a recurring pop in AX7's set, happening every four songs or so. Having seen them before, we knew it wasn't an issue with the sound; it was a planned occurrence, but it still made us double-check on their drummer, whom we thought might have exploded. Which would have made sense, given how heavy and non-stop his percussion was.

"The Rev" would have been proud.

Besides contributing to a worthy cause, A7X also polled fans on what their set list would be for this tour. The results were diverse, ranging from their first album to their most recent and everywhere in between, and it made us wonder why every artist doesn't do that.

"Don't like the set list?" a musician could ask from the stage. "Too bad. Y'all chose it."

And that would be that.


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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX

Category: Music


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Fadelightningmm
Fadelightningmm

broken wasnt originally a duet. it was rereleased as a duet on disclaimer 2 where broken was originally on fragile seether's first record in south africa.  

Gary Packwood
Gary Packwood

Re: Avenged Sevenfold or AX7 (Avenged times seven) or A7X (Avenged seven times),

Not to split hairs anymore than necessary but anything that has to do with something special and the number seven can always be traced back to George A. Miller's work in 1956.

Miller, George A. "The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information." Psychological Review 63 (1956): 81-97.

The number seven is though to be special to humans and how we process information ...Chunking as it were.

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/che...

e.g. The seven wonders of the world, the seven seas, the seven deadly sins, the seven daughters of Atlas in the Pleiades, the seven ages of man, the seven levels of hell, the seven primary colors, the seven notes of the musical scale, and the seven days of the week? What about the seven-point rating scale, the seven categories for absolute judgment, the seven objects in the span of attention, and the seven digits in the span of immediate memory? 

But actually it would be Avenged Sevenfold Seven Plus Or Minus Two if we are loyal to Professor Miller.

Therefor performances could then be reviewed as AX5 or AX6 or AX7 or AX8 or AX9 depending on quality or whatever the music journalist decides.

Or perhaps it's all Pythagorean coincidence.

Sevens that is.

Not the musicians.

What you say Rita?

 

Ritafarb
Ritafarb

The band's name was incorrectly referred to as "AX7" in this article twice. The writer should have proofread or not even bothered trying to abbreviate Avenged Sevenfold.

Mansweater
Mansweater

The exploding drummer. Did he just make a spinal tap reference? ...Yes he did.

Halo2master24
Halo2master24

you guys are over thinking this...here is a line from the bible on how they got their name : Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him..... A= Avenged 7=7 X=Fold

rocksoffsr
rocksoffsr

Rita - thanks for pointing that out. If you really want to get technical, either could be construed as correct: AX7 (Avenged times seven) or A7X (Avenged seven times). English is a funny language. For consistency's sake, they're all the same now. 

Halo2master24
Halo2master24

All im saying is they go by the bible saying of "sevenfold" :)

Ritafarb
Ritafarb

Well it wasn't consistent in the article and I just go by what the band uses that's all, rather than your interpretation of the English language. It's no big deal.

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