Avenged Sevenfold’s Syn Gates suffered a “pretty severe” leg injury onstage, but band won’t cancel shows

On only the second night of their North American tour, Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates suffered a “pretty severe contusion of his calf”, but frontman M. Shadows says that no shows will be cancelled.

Avenged Sevenfold’s Syn Gates suffered a “pretty severe” leg injury onstage, but band won’t cancel shows
Emily Carter
Chris Casey

Following a killer first night of tour in Camden, New Jersey, Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates injured his leg onstage the following evening, and the band had to cut their set short.

Posting on their Discord after the gig at Mansfield’s Xfinity Center on July 19, frontman M. Shadows clarified that Syn suffered “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,” the singer said.

“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.”

With lots more shows still to play in support of their new album Life Is But A Dream…, M. Shadows also added: “We aren’t cancelling. LOL.”

Rest up, Syn!

Taking to Twitter, the guitarist posted his thanks to fans for their love with the message: “Ding dong Why so long? Slappy tappy End of song Thanks for the support everyone. Love, Syn”

Catch Avenged at the following dates this year:


21 Québec City, QC – Videotron Centre
22 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
24 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
26 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
28 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
29 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
31 Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre


2 Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
4 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
5 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
7 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena


16 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
17 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
19 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
20 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
22 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
25 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
26 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
28 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
30 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre


2 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
3 Portland, OR – MODA Center
7 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
8 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
10 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
12 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
13 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
15 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

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