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

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 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,” said 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 SundayProphets will now make Houston RAGE AGAIN onSaturday, 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 & MenSuicidal 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 PunchMarilyn Manson,HalestormGojira and more.”



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


Saturday, October 14: Five Finger Death Punch, Prophets of Rage, Marilyn Manson, Halestorm, Gojira, In This Moment, Of Mice & Men, Starset, Beartooth, Avatar, Code Orange, Greta Van Fleet


Sunday, October 15: Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Mastodon, Suicidal Tendencies, Steel Panther, Zakk Sabbath, August Burns Red, Power Trip, Radkey, DED, Black Map, Palisades


Single day and weekend tickets for Monster Energy Houston Open Air are available 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.


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


Monster Energy Houston Open Air partner experiences include Monster Energy ExperienceFxck Cancer / Dyin 2 LiveTake Me Home, and more to be announced. The Monster Energy Houston Open Air Eats areawill 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 BistroCousins Maine Lobster,El GuajilloTexas 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 13Between 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.






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