Wednesday 14th July 2010 – Live Nation are thrilled to announce that two of the biggest names in rock- Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour, will be joining forces for a co-headline UK tour this autumn.
Southern California’s Avenged Sevenfold last played in the UK to sold out crowds in 2008, when they also picked up a Kerrang award for Best Album. They made memorable appearances at the Sonisphere Festival, Download festival as well as playing with Iron Maiden at their landmark Twickenham show. Guitarist Zacky Vengeance commented:
“We will be returning to the UK this fall. You have been warned.”
A7X’s have had two silver albums in the UK and now release their fifth album “Nightmare” on July 26th. In late 2009 after their rapturous reception at Sonisphere festival they were voted No.2 band in the world (behind Metallica) by Ultimate Guitar magazine.
This August, Avenged Sevenfold will be co-headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival with Disturbed around the USA. The UPROAR tour marks the band’s first shows since the passing of their beloved friend and drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan in December last year. Mike Portnoy from Dream Theater plays drums on Nightmare and will also tour with the band for UPROAR and the UK tour.
Hot on the heels of their incredible set at this year’s Download Festival, Corey Taylor, front man of the three-time Grammy nominated Stone Sour, who steps over from his’other job’ fronting Slipknot, is excited to be returning to the UK stating;
“This tour with Avenged Sevenfold is going to be great! We were looking for something different and exciting to do with our next UK tour and it just made perfect sense. The shows are going to be amazing and the fans are going to lose their minds. Here we fucking GO!”
The Des Moines-based five-piece also release their third studio album,’Audio Secrecy’ on 6th September. The newie was recorded in Nashville during the Spring floods earlier this year, with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush) manning the boards. The album’s first single,’Mission Statement’ is available now from iTunes and all good online digital retailers.
Tickets for this tour aren’t going to hang around, so get yours pronto to avoid disappointment.
Tuesday 26 Glasgow SECC***
Wednesday 27 Manchester Academy***
Thursday 28 Birmingham NIA *
Saturday 30 Hammersmith Apollo **
Tuesday 02 Newcastle Academy ***
Wednesday 03 Leeds Academy **
Thursday 04 Manchester Academy***
Saturday 06 Plymouth Pavilion***
Sunday 07 Brighton Centre *
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 16th July 2010, priced at £27.50 Regionally / £29.50 London (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk
Door times are * 5.30 p.m; ** 6 pm; and *** 6.30 pm.
UPDATE Since we’ve been a little late with posting this, the tickets have sold by the bucketload. London has sold out and several other shows have either sold out or are very closed to it. Get your tickets while you can!