AVENGED SEVENFOLD KICK OFF MASSIVE TOUR ON JAN 7TH FOLLOWING SURPRISE ALBUM RELEASE
‘A triumph…stadium metallers make a forward leap!’ 4* The Guardian
‘The mind-blowing return of Avenged Sevenfold!’ 4K Kerrang!
‘A masterpiece….a landmark metal album’ Classic Rock
‘Album Of The Week - their best yet! 4/5’ NME
‘Epic & adventurous’.’ Rolling Stone
‘Avenged Sevenfold’s boldest album yet’ Q
Avenged Sevenfold are set to return to the UK for their biggest tour yet. Their previously announced 10 date UK tour in January 2017 includes 2 nights at London’s 02 Arena. Tickets are priced £45/£37.50 regionally and £45/£37.50/£30 for London via www.livenation.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
The band’s last visit was in 2013 for a sold out arena tour plus an awe inspiring headline slot at Download Festival in June 2014 which cemented their unshakable reputation for breath-taking live performances.
Avenged Sevenfold recently 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 TEN million YouTube views (see below).
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.
Saturday 7th Dublin 3Arena
Tuesday 10th Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Thursday 12th Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Friday 13th Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 15th Sheffield Arena
Monday 16th Manchester Arena
Wed 18th Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Thursday 19th Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 21st London O2 Arena
Sunday 22nd London 02 Arena
Joining them as special guests are Disturbed with In Flames opening.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums — including their 2005 platinum breakthrough City Of Evil, 2007’s Avenged Sevenfold, which topped the Billboard Alternative, Hard, and Rock Charts, and two consecutive No 1’s on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart,Nightmare (2010) Hail To The King (2013) – which reached #1 in both UK and USA — achieving Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries. They have also scored a series of Top 10 singles at multiple formats, including “Bat Country,” “Almost Easy,” “Scream,” “Nightmare,” “Welcome To The Family,” “So Far Away,” and “Hail To The King,” and their latest “The Stage”. A7X have become known for their spectacular live shows, routinely selling out arenas worldwide and headlining some of the biggest and most prestigious music festivals. In November 2012, they made an unprecedented appearance as characters in Call of Duty Black Ops 2 — the biggest-selling video game of all time, which featured the band’s performance of “Carry On,” written specifically for the game.Avenged Sevenfold self-released the action-adventure mobile video game Hail To The King:Deathbat to rave reviews; with music, concept, and gameplay created entirely by the band. They also appeared in stores and homes globally as the featured pre-launch artist in 2015’s Guitar Hero: Live including an industry first playable live performance.