Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold Guitarist Synyster Gates Injures Leg At Mansfield, MA Concert


Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synster Gates is currently recovering from a leg injury he sustained while performing live with the band last night, July 19th at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA. The injury occurred amid the song “The Stage” and was painful enough to necessitate his exit from the stage itself, while also leading to the band shortening their setlist.

Gates walked off the stage mid-song after suffering the injury, but continued to play from beyond view of the audience. The show was stopped for roughly 20 mins as Gates‘ condition was assessed, with Gates proceeding to finish out the set from backstage.

Commenting later on the band’s official Discord, vocalist M. Shadows issued the following update on Gates‘ injury:

“Hey guys – SG is back and seems like a pretty severe contusion of his calf. He’s got crutches and can’t walk on it at the moment. Gonna be sore for a few days. Doc said it could be from dehydration, possibly last night’s show, the heat and not enough water today. Bottom line is he’s watching it closely and hopefully be able to stand on it soon.”

The group don’t intend to cancel any shows in light of the injury, with Gates expecting to stick it out. The injury was sustained on the second date of the band’s summer headlining tour supporting their new album “Life Is But A Dream…“s.

With Alexisonfire & Kim Dracula:

07/21 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
07/22 Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
07/24 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
07/26 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
07/28 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/29 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
07/31 Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
08/02 Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
08/04 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
08/05 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
08/07 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

With Falling In Reverse & Kim Dracula:

09/16 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
09/17 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union
09/19 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/20 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/22 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
09/25 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/26 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
09/28 Denver, CO – Ball Arena (support TBA)
09/30 West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
10/02 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
10/03 Portland, OR – Moda Center
10/07 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/08 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
10/10 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
10/12 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/13 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
10/14 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

Avenged Sevenfold:

09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/05 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock

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