SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

September 21, 2007 09:00 ET

Avenged Sevenfold Hit the Road in Support of Self-Titled Album, Due From Warner Bros. Records on October 30th

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - September 21, 2007) - Avenged Sevenfold will hit the road for a U.S. tour kicking off on October 29th in Los Angeles to promote their self-titled, self-produced album for Warner Bros. Records due out October 30th. "Avenged Sevenfold" marks the Huntington Beach, CA quintet's fourth album, which is the follow-up to 2006's "City of Evil," that spawned three hit singles including the Modern Rock smash "Bat Country," which also earned them a 2006 MTV Video Music Award for "Best New Artist."

With "Avenged Sevenfold," the band -- frontman M. Shadows, guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, bassist Johnny Christ, and drummer The Rev -- let their eclectic musical influences come through. "All those months touring behind 'City of Evil,' we were listening to everything from Toby Keith to T.I., finding inspiring elements from other genres to incorporate into our music," says Shadows. The band incorporated hints of country's narrative lyrics and twangy guitar tones as well as hip hop's powerful bottom end to add new dimension and range to their music. Despite embracing the gamut of musical inspirations, there is no doubt that the album is trademark Avenged Sevenfold rock. The New York Times calls the album " all-out bid for modern-rock radio hegemony."

The album's first single, "Almost Easy" hits radio on September 25th, while the album's lead track titled "Critical Acclaim" is currently available for purchase on iTunes and other online retailers.

A7X is known for electrifying live sets that hearken back to the days when arena rock shows were events of epic proportion. Indeed, fueled by their dynamic rock and rabid fan base, Avenged Sevenfold have done what few bands before have accomplished -- to become the only band to headline Warped Tour and Ozzfest, and be #1 on MTV's TRL at the same time.

Avenged Sevenfold U.S. tour dates:
10/29  Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
10/31  Las Vegas, NV, House of Blues
11/02  Albuquerque, NM, Sunshine Theatre
11/04  Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
11/05  Omaha, NE, Sokol Auditorium
11/06  St. Louis, MO, Pageant
11/08  Chicago, IL, Congress Theatre
11/09  Detroit, MI, State Theatre
11/10  Columbus, OH, Lifestyles Pavilion
11/12  Providence, RI, Lupo's
11/14  New York, NY, Roseland Ballroom
11/15  Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory
11/17  Myrtle Beach, SC, House of Blues
11/18  Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle
11/20  Charlotte, NC, Amos' Southend
11/21  Richmond, VA, Toad's Place
11/23  Orlando, FL, House of Blues
11/24  Tampa, FL, Jannus Landing
11/25  Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Revolution
*more to come

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