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Avenged Sevenfold
To Headline Closing Night Of
Monster Energy Houston Open Air

Prophets of Rage Shift To Saturday, October 14
At The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion In The Woodlands, TX

Second Annual Festival Also Features Five Finger Death Punch,
Stone Sour, Marilyn Manson, Mastodon, Halestorm & Many More

Avenged Sevenfold logo with skull and bat wings

Avenged Sevenfold will close out the final night (Sunday, October 15) of the second annual Monster Energy Houston Open Air at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman in The Woodlands, TX. Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents are very excited to bring the band back to Houston, after dangerous storms and lightning in the area prevented them from playing at last year's event.

"We were ecstatic to get the call from Danny Wimmer about playing this year's Houston Open Air," says Avenged Sevenfold vocalist M. Shadows. "We love playing Houston, and after last year's unfortunate weather, we've been looking forward to going back and giving our fans there a much-deserved headlining show. Can't wait to see you all."

Prophets of Rage will shift from Sunday night to Saturday, just before Five Finger Death Punch's headlining set.

Tom Morello from Prophets of Rage said, "We are excited to remain on Houston Open Air festival. Prophets of Rage wants to thank Avenged Sevenfold for stepping up and taking our Sunday headline slot as we have a personal band conflict that makes us unable to play Sunday. Prophets will now make Houston RAGE AGAIN on Saturday, October 14 and Avenged will do the same on Sunday!"

As previously announced, Texas's biggest rock experience is set for Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 and will feature performances from top rock artists on two stages, also including: Stone Sour, Marilyn Manson, Mastodon, Halestorm, In This Moment, Gojira, Of Mice & Men, Suicidal Tendencies and more. Monster Energy Houston Open Air also features multiple onsite experiences and a Texas-sized food experience underscoring Houston's emergence as a great American food city.

Danny Wimmer, Founder of Danny Wimmer Presents, said, "Avenged Sevenfold was the storm that we wanted to close out the first-ever Houston Open Air, but it's not the storm that we got. We've been working for a long time to get Avenged Sevenfold back after last year's weather prevented them from playing. We're excited to have this second chance to bring the spectacle of A7X to the Houston Open Air stage on Sunday night. And Saturday is going to be amazing, with Prophets of Rage joining Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Halestorm, Gojira and more."

The updated music lineup for Monster Energy Houston Open Air is as follows:

Single day and weekend tickets for Monster Energy Houston Open Air are available at Fans are encouraged to buy early and save. Weekend passes start at just $66.66, and single day tickets start at $45.00. VIP upgrades are $40.00 per day or $75.00 for the weekend.

Each VIP upgrade pass includes access to The VIP Lounge (located in the Event Center) which features air conditioning, a live video stream of main stage performances, VIP-only restrooms, and dedicated concessions (for additional purchase); a VIP-only entrance into the venue; and a commemorative Monster Energy Houston Open Air laminate.

Monster Energy Houston Open Air flyer with daily band lineup and venue details

Discounted online hotel rates will be available through Curadora. Visit for details.

Monster Energy Houston Open Air partner experiences include Monster Energy Experience, Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live, Take Me Home, and more to be announced. The Monster Energy Houston Open Air Eats area will feature a Texas-sized food experience underscoring Houston's emergence as a great American food city. Initial food vendors for Monster Energy Houston Open Air include: Brazilian Bistro, Cousins Maine Lobster, El Guajillo, Texas Taco Depot, and The Grove Truck. Look for many more to be announced.

The weekend kicks off with the Official Monster Energy Houston Open Air Pre-Party at Warehouse Live in Houston on Friday, October 13. Between The Buried And Me will be bringing their "Colors" Ten Year Anniversary Tour to Houston, and the night will also feature performances from support acts The Contortionist, Polyphia, and Toothgrinder.

Monster Energy Houston Open Air is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents in association with Live Nation.

Sponsors and media partners for Monster Energy Houston Open Air include: Monster Energy, CWMP, 94.5 The Buzz, Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live, Razor & Tie, Century Media, Bud Light, and Take Me Home, with more to be announced.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman is an outdoor amphitheater surrounded by lush forests located in The Woodlands, TX, approximately 30 miles north of downtown Houston.

About Danny Wimmer Presents:

Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, and Chicago Open Air, among others.

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit

About Monster Energy:

Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality. |

Houston Open Air Contacts

Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/AM Media:; (818) 996-2496 (publicity)
Clay Busch/Danny Wimmer Presents: (marketing)
Erica Shlafer/Danny Wimmer Presents: (sponsorship)
Brian Birr/Live Nation Entertainment Houston/San Antonio/Austin: (publicity & marketing)
Jenna Quinn/Live Nation Entertainment Houston/San Antonio/Austin: (sponsorship)

Avenged Sevenfold Publicity Contact

Michael Moses / BWR Public Relations: