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AVENGED SEVENFOLD KICK OFF MASSIVE TOUR ON JANUARY 7TH FOLLOWING SURPRISE ALBUM RELEASE

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 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBYVlFXsEME

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.

January 2017
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   SOLD OUT
Saturday 21st   London O2 Arena  SOLD OUT
Sunday 22nd     London 02 Arena

Joining them as special guests are Disturbed with In Flames opening.

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