Update: Avenged Sevenfold to perform at Metallica’s Orion Music and More Festival on June 23-24, 2012

Update : 06/26 – Reviews/Photos/SetList

Good news and it is both very cool and deserved. Mark your calendar. Avenged Sevenfold will play at Metallica’s Orion Music and More Festival. The big event will be held on June 23 and 24 , 2012 at Atlantic City’s Bader Field.

It is confirmed today by an announcement on Metallica ‘s website and also by our boys.

Avenged Sevenfold will play Sunday, June 24 on the Fuel Stage , 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

For this brand new two-days festival, they invited bands among their favorites to play on multiple stages including Avenged Sevenfold but also Arctic Monkeys,  Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem, Cage The Elephant, Fucked Up, Best Coast, Hot Snakes, Titus Andronicus, Gary Clark Jr., Lucero, Roky Erickson, The Black Angels, The Sword, Liturgy and many more to be announced in next weeks.

Metallica will play The Black Album in its entirety for the first time in USA on one night . Get ready. The event will also include non-music activities.

Ticket Info

Tickets will be available for the early bird price of $150 starting Saturday, February 11 at 7:00 AM PST at www.orionmusicandmore.com. Supplies are limited at this special price and ticket purchases are limited to no more than ten per person.

Travel packages including tickets, hotels, and shuttle busses will also be available. Please note that some hotels have age restrictions due to gambling laws, so be sure to read the fine print and book carefully.

A special VIP package is also available for $750 so you can experience the festival in style and comfort with special amenities in the Orion VIP lounge. Situated with a great view of the stage, the Orion VIP lounge has an elevated viewing platform perfect for music and people watching!

What You Get:

Your Orion VIP Pass gets you daily VIP wristbands (one each for Saturday and Sunday) to enter the festival. It also includes:

  • Unlimited access to the Orion VIP Lounge
  • Viewing platform of the stage with premium sightlines
  • Complimentary beer, wine and specialty libations all day
  • Complimentary catered food servings daily
  • Reserved air conditioned restrooms
  • Shaded and relaxed lounge seating

For more information, check out Orion Music + More Festival official website. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for latest updates.

Photo gettyimages – Photos Fuse TV

Review CBS/Philly – Source 

Avenged Sevenfold was one of the last bands to play before Metallica, and they might have gotten the largest non-Metallica crowd during the festival. There were more Avenged Sevenfold shirts in the crowd throughout the weekend than any other non-headliners. After they were introduced by Lars Ulrich (saying “We’re proud to call them good friends of Metallica”), they hit the stage with “Nightmare,” and the audience went ballistic. The loud and proud metal band pummeled the enthusiastic fans, and very few of them left until the set ended with “Unholy Confessions” followed by a brief fireworks display. They probably would have done well on the main stage, but the fact that the “Fuel” stage is smaller than their usual environment definitely gave their performance a sense of occasion.

Review Rolling StoneSource

Avenged Sevenfold took the opposite stage an hour earlier and was seemingly granted what no other band was – permission to go all-out with staging, pyrotechnics and fireworks. Opening with “Nightmare,” the title track of the band’s 2010 album, Avenged Sevenfold featured more pyro in its first two songs than Metallica used on both nights combined. It was less than 10 years ago that the band was playing to 20 people a night and dressing like the Misfits, but on Sunday they drew a crowd that was second only to Metallica’s for the entire festival. They now divide their visual aesthetic among a Tim Burton hallucination, Marlon Brando in The Wild One and what Hollywood thought computer hackers looked like in the Nineties.

Their story parallels Metallica’s in a number of ways: coming from humble beginnings in southern California, rising through the underground, cultivating a sound that radio wouldn’t have considered playing until it became impossible to avoid, an original member dying at a young age and persevering to take their respective fifth albums to Number One. If Avenged Sevenfold felt they still needed a “congratulations, you’ve made it” party, it was held on Sunday.


  1. Nightmare
  2. Critical Acclaim
  3. Welcome To The Family
  4. Almost Easy
  5. Buried Alive
  6. Afterlife
  7. Beast And The Harlot
  8. A Little Piece Of Heaven
  9. Unholy Confessions