Avenged Sevenfold Ask Fans to Pick Songs for Their UPROAR Set List
For the forthcoming UPROAR tour, Avenged Sevenfold are opening up their set list to their fans, asking them to go online and vote and help select the songs.
Here are the details of the poll:
Fans can vote for 10 songs from the entire Avenged Sevenfold catalog. The band will then take the Top 20 songs from those results. Which of those songs actually make each night's set list will not be revealed, as the band would like to keep the set list a surprise for the fans and for themselves. However the band is committing to playing a selection of these 20 songs for each show.
The selection of songs will vary and be rotated in and out of the set list every night. So you'll just have to show up to UPROAR in your local market to see if the songs you voted actually make the set list.
Here's what the band had to say about this participatory, interactive poll that let''s the fans have a direct say in what gets played on UPROAR:
"Hey guys, we just finished up our first year of touring in support of 'Nightmare.' We wanna thank you all for the overwhelming support worldwide and are excited to embark on the second half of the touring cycle.
We realize that playing UPROAR for a second year has some advantages and some disadvantages. We don't want people to feel they are seeing the same show as last year. We are concerned that people may feel we are going to give them the same set list, production, merch, etc. etc. We have put our heads together to try and find a solution to these concerns. Not only are we gonna do a brand new stage show with all new production, but we are going to let you decide what songs we are gonna play."
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Given the rotating nature of the fan-selected songs, the band will be just as surprised as the fans about the set list. The band admitted, "We literally are not going to know what we are playing until just before the shows take place. This way some people will see songs they never thought they would hear live and others will hear an entirely different set of songs.:
Most importantly, A7X encourages the fans to have fun with this concept and poll! "You only get one chance to vote so think hard about your choices... We are counting on you to choose the right songs! Love, A7X."
Click this link to choose YOUR favorite songs for the setlist.