SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

September 13, 2005 13:54 ET

Avenged Sevenfold's Cities Of Evil Tour 2005 to Begin October 7

Fresh Off Vans Warped Tour Headlining Spot -- Avenged (A7X) Will Debut All-New Stage Production on Cities Of Evil Dates

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 13, 2005 -- Southern California's Avenged Sevenfold has won rave reviews with the release of their Warner Bros. Records album "City Of Evil" earlier this summer. "There's an escalating race to be the new face of metal... and with 'City Of Evil,' A7X could very well be the victors," said Alternative Press, while the band's hometown paper, the O.C. Register, declared, "...A7X hurtles past contemporaries to re-emerge a seasoned powerhouse... issuing a superior, tuneful metal album that ranks among the genre's best this decade!"

So, it's with much fanfare that Avenged Sevenfold announces the Cities Of Evil Tour 2005. Slated to begin October 7 in San Diego, the tour will be a power-packed show designed to showcase "City Of Evil" along with additional Avenged fan favorites. It's the band's biggest live production yet, with a sole intent to leave fans breathless.

The success of "City Of Evil," coupled with the prior release of two critically acclaimed albums, "Sounding The Seventh Trumpet" and "Waking The Fallen," and over six years of near constant touring, has seen the band's rabid fan base embrace everything Avenged Sevenfold says, does and creates. Never was that connection more apparent than on this summer's Vans Warped Tour, where the band made more than an impression with their dynamic stage production relative to the more subdued settings for the other performers. This approach to their live show, coupled with fiery performances along the way, has helped Avenged win over legions of new converts all summer. According to the band, this tour will be no different, with one exception: Cities Of Evil Tour 2005 will be louder, longer and more impressive than anything the band has done before.

Fans aside, Avenged's recent stint on the Warped tour found them making an impression on the media as well, prompting the Los Angeles Times to declare, "Orange County black-clad Avenged Sevenfold turned in one of the most arresting sets of the day with its dramatic blend of metallic rhythm and hammering punk tempos... Avenged proved to have the goods to be rock's next superstar gloom-sters." On the East Coast, the New York Post said, "Best main-stage act: Avenged Sevenfold's metal show."

Avenged Sevenfold has found their musical roots, and invested in them heavily with the "City Of Evil" album and the upcoming Cities Of Evil Tour. It's a dynamic one-two punch in the gut that's not been seen for some time in the rock world.

A7X TOUR DATES:


Date             City                          Venue
Fri     10/7     San Diego, CA           Soma
Sat     10/8     Tempe, AZ               Marquee Theater
Mon     10/10    Lubbock, TX             South Beach (TX)
Thu     10/13    San Antonio, TX         Graham Central Station (TX)
Fri     10/14    Houston, TX             Meridian
Sun     10/16    St. Petersburg, FL      Jannus Landing
Mon     10/17    Ft. Lauderdale, FL      Revolution
Wed     10/19    Norfolk, VA             Norva Theatre
Thu     10/20    Atlanta, GA             Earthlink Live
Sat     10/22    Lake Buena Vista, FL    House of Blues (Orlando)
Tue     10/25    Worcester, MA           The Palladium
Thu     10/27    New York, NY            Webster Hall
Sat     10/29    Cleveland, OH           The Odeon
Mon     10/31    Baltimore, MD           Sonar (MD)
Tue     11/1     Philadelphia, PA        Trocadero
Thu     11/3     Montreal, QUE           Le Spectrum
Fri     11/4     Toronto, ON             Phoenix Concert Theatre
Sun     11/6     Detroit, MI             Majestic Theatre
Mon     11/7     Sauget, IL              Pop's
Wed     11/9     Chicago, IL             House of Blues (Chicago)
Thu     11/10    Milwaukee, WI           Eagles Club
Sat     11/12    Minneapolis, MN         Quest Club
Sun     11/13    Kansas City, MO         The Beaumont
Tue     11/15    Denver, CO              Ogden Theatre
Wed     11/16    Magna, UT               Salt Air Pavilion
Fri     11/18    Seattle, WA             Showbox Theater
Sat     11/19    Vancouver, BC           Commodore Ballroom
Mon     11/21    Edmonton, AB            Red's
Tue     11/22    Calgary, AB             MacEwan Hall
Fri     11/25    Portland, OR            Roseland Theater
Sat     11/26    Boise, ID               The Big Easy
Mon     11/28    Sparks, NV              New Oasis
Tue     11/29    San Francisco, CA       The Fillmore
Thu     12/1     Irvine, CA              Bren Center
Fri     12/2     Las Vegas, NV           House of Blues (NV)

Contact Information

  • For more information on Avenged Sevenfold, contact:
    National:
    Jim Baltutis
    Warner Bros. Publicity
    (818) 953-3375
    Email Contact

    Regional/Fanzines:
    Penny Palmer
    Warner Bros./Reprise Records Publicity
    (818) 953-3408
    Email Contact