On March 14, heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold announced the greatly anticipated integration of NFTs to reward loyal fans!
The band tweeted that members of the Deathbats Club holding Avenged Sevenfold NFTs will be given access to the best tickets.
Ticketmaster will be the sponsor of the band’s upcoming massive tour and is the operator of the NFT tickets project.
Fans will benefit greatly from the project since it allows them to avoid bots, scalpers, and queues.
The band’s announcement came after a long silence, which ended on March 14 following the launch of their latest single, titled Nobody.
The band also announced their upcoming eighth studio album, titled Life Is But a Dream. The upcoming album will be released on June 2.
The prices of Avenged Sevenfold tickets anger fans
The high service fees charged by Ticketmaster for Avenged Sevenfold’s concerts have caused some controversy among the band’s fans.
One Reddit user posted a screenshot showing a checkout form where each ticket cost $282, but the service fee added up to $325.74 per ticket, resulting in a total fee of $54.29. This isn’t an isolated incident, as Ticketmaster has been criticized by other musicians in the past for overpricing their tickets.
It’s uncertain if Avenged Sevenfold will take any action to address this issue and make ticket prices more affordable for their fans.
What is the purpose of the band’s NFTs?
In November 2021, the band released its NFT collection, which includes 10,000 one-of-a-kind items with various qualities and scarcities that offer benefits to its owners.
Depending on the attribute chosen at random, asset owners may receive special care packages, meet and greets with Avenged Sevenfold, or lifetime concert tickets.
Avenged Sevenfold is one of many vocal artistic groups to create NFTs and invest in blockchain technology. These artists are looking to make NFTs more diverse and versatile, all the while allowing better access to them for their fans.