Avenged Sevenfold – Approached for Ozzfest 2006 – Headliners Yet to Be Named…
AVENGED SEVENFOLD look to be the second band from Orange County to be courted by the Osbourne camp for a slot on this year’s edition of the famed OZZFEST tour. According to Billboard.com, the SoCal boys join hometown heroes ATREYU in receiving approaches from Sharon and Co. Neither band, however, has committed to the 2006 Summer-long festival, and are heartily weighing their options.
According to AVENGED SEVENFOLD frontman Matt Shadows in a article, “We’re not going to do a Vans Warped run, we’re probably going to go to Europe but there are a lot of tours going on. We’re not really sure what’s going on with Ozzfest. They’ve been offering stuff but we’re not really sure who is headlining. They won’t tell us and they want us to commit now but we won’t do that until we know who is headlining. We might just get out of the country and do a [U.S.] tour after the summer.”
OZZFEST 2004 alumns EVERY TIME I DIE, on the other hand, have been confirmed for the Vans Warped Tour, with several other OZZFEST alumns from years past also expected to reveal their Summer plans very shortly. More news soon.
According to Nielsen SoundScan, AVENGED SEVENFOLD has sold upwards of 396,000 copies in the United States of their latest release “City of Evil”.