M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ and Brooks Wackerman rolled through Hamilton on one of three live performances in Canada supporting The Stage World Tour. The tour routed through to Centre Vidéotron, Quebec City on January 19th, Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on January 21st and then tonight in Hamilton – With the stage set up the length of the FirstOntario Centre, a first for me seeing a show here like this.

The stage set-up, lighting, and multiple video displays this evening were all top-tier, and the band left everyone in the venue cheering for more. Support this evening came from both Breaking Benjamin and Bullet For My Valentine, rounding out a fine triple bill of excellent stadium rock.

Avenged Sevenfold’s Setlist:

01. The Stage
02. Afterlife
03. Hail to the King
04. Paradigm
05. Beast and the Harlot
06. Buried Alive
07. So Far Away
08. Nightmare
09. God Damn
10. Burn It Down
11. Exist
12. Higher
13. Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd cover)
14. Bat Country
Encore:
15. Critical Acclaim
16. A Little Piece of Heaven
17. Unholy Confessions

I like mojitos, loud music, and David Lynch.