Monster Energy Houston Open Air Announces Avenged Sevenfold as Closing Night Headliner

Avenged Sevenfold

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Headliner Avenged Sevenfold will close the two-day festival on Sunday, October 15. This is the second annual Monster Energy Houston Open Air, which will be hosted at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman. Rich forests surround the outdoor amphitheater located in The Woodlands, TX, which about 30 miles north of downtown Houston. Unfortunately, bad weather affected last year’s festival weekend preventing Avenged Sevenfold from performing. Therefore, festival producers, Danny Wimmer Presents associated with Live Nation, are looking forward to bringing the band back to Texas.

“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.”

Due to a conflict, Prophets of Rage will now perform on Saturday night right before the heavy metal band, Five Finger Death Punch.

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!”

Performances at the music event will feature famous rock acts across two stages on October 14 and 15, 2017. Attendees will be able to see some of the world’s most well-known artists including, Stone Sour, Marilyn Manson, Mastodon, Halestorm, In This moment, Gojira, Of Mice & Men, Suicidal Tendencies and more. Besides music, rock-lovers can eat Texas-sized food as well other onsite experiences.

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 Airstage 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.”

On Friday, October 13, Between The Buried and Me will be performing at the Official Monster Energy Houston Open Air pre-party. They will be bringing their “Colors” Ten Year Anniversary Tour to Houston at Warehouse Live.  Other performances feature The Contortionist, Polyphia, and Toothgrinder. Make sure to check it out.

Music Lineup

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

Houston open air lineup

Ticket Information

Purchase tickets at Houston Open Air’s official site. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save!

Single Day Ticket

Starting at $45.00

Weekend Tickets

Starting at $66.66

* VIP upgrades are $40.00 per day or $75.00 for the weekend.

VIP Lounge

*Included with each VIP Upgrade

-Air conditioning

-Live video stream of main stage performances

-VIP-only restrooms

-Dedicated concessions (for additional purchase)

-VIP-only entrance into the venue

-Commemorative Monster Energy Houston Open Air laminate


Discounted online hotel rates will be available through Curadora. Visit Houston Open Air’s official site for additional details.

Sponsors/Partners and Food Vendors

Monster Energy Experience, Fxck Cancer/Dyin 2 Live, Take Me Home, CWMP, 94.5 The Buzz, Rasor & Tie, Century Media, and Bud Light are just a few sponsors and media partners of Monster Energy Houston Open Air with more to be announced.

Houston is known to be the great American food city. The Monster Energy Houston open Air Eats area will offer guests a Texas-sized food experience. Brazilian Bistro, Cousins Maine Lobster, El Guajillo, Texas Taco Depot, and The Grove Truck are the first group of many food vendors for this years festival. Festival-goers can look out for many more to be announced.

For additional announcements and information follow Houston Open Air on their social media:





FestPop Staff Writer, Katy Loesch
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