Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Avenged Sevenfold talks about the first tour abroad and the arrest of Jimmy in London


Below you will find an excerpt from the article of Metal Hammer about the secrets of Avenged Sevenfold:



"The first time we ever played abroad was in the UK, opening for Lostprophets and The Bronx," recalls Zacky. "Dude, we were in a six-passenger van, and we were out of our minds. We were drinking as much as we possibly could. We'd play as hard as we could, then we'd go walk over to the bar, have fans buy us shots, and by the end of the night we were pretty belligerent. We'd get up hungover, get in the van and the pull over to let Johnny puke up on the side of the road. That was our first real taste of going out on tour, and we took every advantage of it that we could."

"It was everything you would imagine it to be: pure debauchery," muses Shadows.
"You're out there, going crazy, partying it up every night."

"What happened was, we were at The Crobar, which is the place to be, you know," Shadows slyly reveals.
"We were all there, and I go to the bathroom, where there's just one stall, and I had to pee so bad. This person wasn't coming out, I think they were taking a shit or whatever, so I was like, ' Fuck, dude', and I started peeing in the sink. This guy walks out and starts flipping out and yelling at me, and I'm like, 'Fuck off'. I ignore him, and when I walk out front, he's there waiting for me!
He's like, 'Yo, you're the dude that was pissing in the sink! What's wrong with you?!'
So I punched him, and this huge fight broke out. Everybody started fighting, people were fighting in the streets, getting thrown through car windows, no joke, it was insane. So the cops come, and Jimmy starts making fun of them because they don't have guns in the UK. He started mocking them and runningin circles, and we're all just laughing, and finally, they start macing him and arrested him, and he went to jail that night!"

"The funny thing is, when the cops turned up, this guy that wasn't doing anything before got really mouthy, so Jimmy punched him right in front of the cop," adds Syn. "He got arrested, and thet's where our manager comes in. He spent the whole night and day getting Jimmy out of jail so he could go to this show."

"We had to play Rock Am Ring (In Germany) or something the next day," remembers Shadows with a chortle, "but Jimmy didn't take a shower. He had mace all over him when he played the show next day. It was a complete decable."

"It's unbelievable that we survived that tour," admits Syn. "Really, any night could just escalate, not just because of us, but because of being in a foreign place, being out too late. There were people around you that just wouldn't stop buying you shots. One time i Had 10 shots of Aftershock in my hand, and next to me was my Snakebite and black. I should've died of alcohol poisoning! By the end of that first Uk tour, we were 10 pounds heavier and pretty fucked."

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