Avenged Sevenfold performed a surprise concert from the rooftop of the icon Capitol Records building in Hollywood, Calif., on Thursday night (Oct. 27) that was live-streamed in 3D / 360-degree virtual reality.

A few hundred lucky fans got to participate, watching the concert from a screen in the Capitol Records parking lot. The event featured several cool treats for the fans, including a display of the puppets used in “The Stage” video and custom-made Avenged Sevenfold puppets that were available for photo ops. The fans and other invited guests were also treated to free tacos from the Kogi Taco Truck.

The concert was preceded by a short documentary on the making of “The Stage” music video, which featured interviews with the band members. The concert started precisely at 8:30, and lasted until nearly 9PM PT, allowing A7X to perform a four song set consisting of "Nightmare" and "The Stage," closing out with back to back Hail to the King tracks, "Planets" and "Acid Rain."

At the conclusion of the brief performance, the band announced that their new album, The Stage, was out now and was for sale in the parking lot. There were several pop-up tents, one selling the album for $10, and others selling other kinds of exclusive Avenged Sevenfold merchandise. Presumably it is the same merchandise that will be available at the pop-up shops that will be open in New York City and Los Angeles this weekend. You can also pick up the album digitally or physically here.

Fans who stuck around after the show were rewarded with a photo op with the band members themselves. There were hugs, handshakes and high fives as the hardcore fans got a moment with their idols.

Scroll through the gallery at the top of the page to see photos from this unique and groundbreaking event, and if you missed the concert, watch it below.

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