Hence the announcement this afternoon from Avenged Sevenfold that they’re no longer playing the upcoming Soundwave festival dates 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.”
Sure, once they find a new drummer. This is fucked, because I thought Mike was going to be in this band for sure, but Mike Portnoy’s Avenged Sevenfold experiment is over.
“Yes, the rumors are true…Sadly my time with Avenged Sevenfold has come to an end…The band has decided to carry on into 2011 without me…I had a great time with them throughout 2010, but it was their choice to end the relationship at the end of 2010 as was always the initial plan…”
Oh snap. What the hell is Mike going to do now? “I had an awesome time on stage with the guys every night and have so many cool memories from the experience with them…I am proud to always be part of the Avenged Sevenfold family and history. I also adore the Avenged Sevenfold fans and totally appreciate the way they welcomed me aboard and were so loving and supportive during my time with the band…thank you! As far as my future, I am excited by the endless musical possibilities that lie ahead of me…my love for music runs very deep and my taste is very broad and eclectic which will give me the chance to explore many different things and collaborate with many great friends and artists I admire and respect…”
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