AVENGED SEVENFOLD Confirm Summer Headline Shows

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 1:36 PM

In Addition To Tour With METALLICA

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In addition to announcing a stadium summer jaunt with METALLICA, AVENGED SEVENFOLD have confirmed plans for a series of special headline shows that begin April 22nd in Las Vegas, NV. The dates will be interspersed with the METALLICA tour and include VOLBEAT and A DAY TO REMEMBER (each at different shows). The dates kick off at Las Rageous, where AVENGED SEVENFOLD will top the bill which features other acts such as MASTODON and EAGLES OF DEATH METAL (full itinerary below).

Members of Deathbat Nation, the band’s new—and first official—fan club will get first crack at tickets via an exclusive 24-hour pre-sale window that begins today (March 14th).

In October of last year, AVENGED SEVENFOLD played a groundbreaking live 360 Virtual Reality gig on the roof of Capitol Records in LA after which they surprised fans with the announcement that their new album The Stage – their first for Capitol Records - would be available that night. Previously they had made headlines with the release of the title track, co-produced by the band and Joe Barresi (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, TOOL) and a companion video directed by Chris Hopewell (RADIOHEAD, THE KILLERS). The latter has already amassed well over 12 million YouTube views.

The Stage is a work of immense scope and ambition, featuring 11 panoramic tracks tied together by an Artificial Intelligence theme. Inspired by the writings of Carl Sagan and Elon Musk, the album is the band’s first thematic release. While the term “AI” conjures up images of robots and fantasy films, the band steers clear of a science fiction storyline. Instead, the album sees them taking a futurist’s look at the accelerated rate at which technology’s intelligence is expanding and what that means—good and bad—for the future.

The album’s epic 15-minute-plus closing track, “Exist”, features a guest appearance by award-winning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson giving a spoken word performance he penned specifically for the album.

Tour dates are as follows:

  • 4.22 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center**
  • 5.5 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater**
  • 5.7 – Concord, NC – Rock City Campground**
  • 5.9 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center***
  • 5.10 – Baltimore, MD – M&T Bank Stadium^
  • 5.12 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field^
  • 5.14 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium^
  • 6.7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field^
  • 6.11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium^
  • 6.14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
  • 6.16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium
  • 6.18 – Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
  • 6.19 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Resort**
  • 7.5 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium^
  • 7.7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium^
  • 7.9 – Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park^
  • 7.10 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center***
  • 7.12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park^
  • 7.13 – Oshkosh, WI – Ford Festival Park
  • 7.14 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest Amphitheater**
  • 7.16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre^
  • 7.18 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion***
  • 7.19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau^
  • 7.28 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre+++
  • 7.29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl+
  • 7.31 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center+++
  • 8.3 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater+++
  • 8.4 – Phoenix, AZ - University of Phoenix Stadium+
  • 8.6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park+
  • 8.9 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field+
  • 8.11 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre+++
  • 8.12 – Nampa (Boise), ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater+++
  • 8.14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place+
  • 8.16 – Edmonton, AB - Commonwealth Stadium+
** A7X headline show or festival date
*** A7X headline show with VOLBEAT opening
+++ A7X headline show with A DAY TO REMEMBER opening

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