Avenged Sevenfold announced the Hail To The King Tour in support of their new album – a massive headlining U.S. arena tour launches this fall and is the band’s first full-scale American tour since 2011. Supporting the band on all dates are special guests Deftones and Ghost B.C. The Hail To The King Tour performs at the Amway Center on Wednesday, October 16th. Tickets are on sale now.
Avenged Sevenfold also revealed today “Hail To The King,” the blistering first single and title track from the band’s forthcoming sixth studio album due out on August 27 via Warner Bros. Records. Produced by Mike Elizondo, “Hail To The King” was recently proclaimed “the band’s crowning achievement” by Revolver Magazine.
Additionally, Avenged Sevenfold fans can pre-order a special, limited-edition box set of “Hail To The King” (available on August 27). The antique gold colored embossed foil wrapped “treasure box” will feature exclusive “Hail To The King” artwork and include a deluxe version of the album on CD with a download card to an extra bonus track, an exclusive canvas print, a 20-page photo book featuring photos of the band throughout the years, a Death Bat Challenge Coin, Death Bat Skeleton Key, an instant download of the new single and a download of the album on street date. Fans that purchase the box set will also receive pre-sale access to the upcoming U.S. tour.
“Hail To The King” is the follow up to Avenged Sevenfold’s fifth studio album “Nightmare,” which earned the band its highest ever debut on the Billboard album chart when it took the number one spot and produced three number-one, hit singles, “Nightmare,” “So Far Away” and “Welcome To The Family.” “Nightmare” broke radio records and was the most played current song at Rock Radio for all of 2010. Throughout 2010 and 2011, Avenged Sevenfoldtoured the world nonstop. They have achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries and have sold out arenas around the globe and headlined some of the world’s biggest and most prestigious music festivals playing to over one million fans. Due to overwhelming demand by U.S. troops abroad, Avenged Sevenfold embarked on a USO tour in the Middle East including stops in Kuwait a and tour of Iraq performing for U.S. soldiers.
Avenged Sevenfold made an unprecedented appearance as characters in the “Call of Duty Black Ops 2” video game in November 2012. It was the biggest selling video game of all time and featured the band’s performance of “Carry On,” a song written for the game, and went on to top the Billboard Monitor chart on January 13, 2013.
On August 26, Avenged Sevenfold will play a free show for their fans at the Hollywood Palladium. The show is a special thank you to their fans and to celebrate the release of the new album with the band.
Grammy Award®-winning band Deftone’s seventh studio album, “Koi No Yokan,” was released November 13 via Warner Bros. Records. It debuted at number 11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with over 65,000 sold the first week and produced two top-five hits at Rock Radio with “Tempest” (#2) and “Swerve” (#5). “Koi No Yokan” has also received critical acclaim. Revolver named it their Album of the Year during the magazine’s Golden God Awards, SPIN selected it as one of its Top 50 Albums of 2012 and its number five Metal Album of the Year. The NY Post also hailed it as “one of the best rock albums of the year.” The band has been on the road in support of the release since March.
Ghost B.C., hailing from Linköping, Sweden, released their second psalm “Infestissumam” on April 16 via Loma Vista Recordings. It debuted July 15 at number one on the iTunes Rock Album Chart and SPIN regarded “Infestissumam” as “one of the most anticipated heavy metal records of 2013.” Ghost B.C.recently wrapped up their Haze Over North America tour, selling out venues across the country. Loudwire described the soldout Webster Hall date as “…unlike anything you’ve ever experienced,” while San Francisco Weekly declared, “if you get a chance to see this band, we highly recommend it.”