Avoid | Texas Review | Ralph Arvesen
Avoid performing during the Metalcore Dropouts 2nd Semester Tour at Emo's Austin in Austin, Texas on February 7, 2024, with Paul Jaton, Nick Olson, Chris Echols, and Benny Scholl. (Photo: Ralph Arvesen)

Engaging, edgy, erratic, irreverent, wild, vibrant, fun… there’s certainly no shortage of adjectives to describe AVOID and their quest to fuel that feeling of being a part of something.

Evoking a nostalgia for the kind of music that seeps into your soul, Seattle five-piece AVOID channels the musical legacy synonymous with their hometown while blissfully genre hopping to create something entirely new. Good times with a message of inclusivity, with a drive to bring passion, innovation and provocation back to heavy music and pull in the community around it, AVOID crackle with the energy of a young act ready to take the world by storm.

With new tracks “COWABUNGA” and “Split (Kill It)” setting the tone for a new era for the band, AVOID are ready to spread their brand of infectious hedonism that injects some magic into the mundane. Bringing twists on the art, and the media and methods of the 90s/00s into the modern day, this is the something new that we have all been craving.

This is the start of something important, something defining - and AVOID are bringing everyone along for the ride. Hold on tight, it’s about to get weird.
Fan reviews:

Fantastic show! These guys always bring amazing energy I love it. Avoid does indeed kick ass!

Great energy from this up and coming band! Great start to the show, and even got a setlist afterwards.

Avoid always puts on theBest shows! Whether you’re into their genre or not, you’re going to have a great time!

The most amazing band live. They really do kick ass.
Setlist for the show at Emo's Austin
  • Whatever
  • Cowabunga
  • Gator Fest
  • Midnight Six
  • Flashbang!
  • Can't Take This Away
  • Hostage at a Beach House Party

Avoid shared the stage with Devil Wears Prada, Fit For A King, and Counterparts at Emo's Austin. They continue across the United States with the last stop at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 24, 2024.

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