Avenged Sevenfold announced today their highly anticipated sixth studio album, Hail To The King is available to stream in its entirety exclusively on iTunes beginning today. Hail To The King will be available in-stores and at all digital retailers on Tuesday, August 27th via Warner Bros. Records. Stream and pre-order Hail To The King on iTunes (iTunes.com/AvengedSevenfold).
Hail to the King is receiving overwhelming reaction from critics who are calling the album an artistic tour de force commensurate with hard rock's legendary albums. Avenged Sevenfold is currently gracing the covers of multiple magazines around the world including Revolver, Guitar World, Metal Hammer, RockSound, Kerrang with more to come. The band has been called "the biggest American hard rock band of the 21st Century," "the sound and force of hard rock and metal in the new millennium," "heavy metal's new kings," "bona fide metal gods," "the new rulers of post-millennium metal," and more. Hail To the King, has been called "Avenged Sevenfold's masterpiece," "the most eagerly awaited hard rock album of the year," "their crowning achievement," "their boldest," "superior," and the list goes on.
On August 26th, one day before the release of Hail To The King, 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 for the band to celebrate the release of the new album with the their fans who have supported them for so long.
Avenged Sevenfold recently announced the dates for their "Hail To The King" tour - a headlining U.S. arena tour in October and the band's first full scale American tour since 2011. Supporting the band on all dates will be special guests Deftones and Ghost B.C. See below for a complete list of dates with on-sale information. To purchase tickets for the tour, please visit ticketmaster.com.
Avenged Sevenfold Hail To The King Tour
3rd Chicago, IL Allstate Arena (On Sale Now)
5th Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center (On Sale Now)
6th Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena (On Sale Now)
8th Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena (On Sale Now)
9th Boston, MA TD Garden (On Sale Now)
11th St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Ampitheater (On Sale Now)
12th Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum (On Sale Now)
13th Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena (On Sale Now)
15th Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood (On Sale Now)
16th Orlando, FL Amway Center (On Sale Now)
18th Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pav (On Sale Now)
19th Dallas, TX American Airlines Center (On Sale Now)
20th San Antonio, TX AT&T Center (On Sale Now)
22nd Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center (On Sale Now)
23rd Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena (On Sale Now)
26th Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center (On Sale Now)
Hail To The King is the follow up to Avenged Sevenfold's 5th studio album, Nightmare, which earned the band its highest ever debut on the Billboard album chart when it took the Number One spot and spawned three Number One, hit-singles "Nightmare", "So Far Away" and "Welcome To The Family". The band has achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries and have sold out arenas the world over and headlined some of the worlds biggest and most prestigious music festivals playing to over one million people.
Avenged Sevenfold made an unprecedented appearance as characters in the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 video game in November 2012. The game was the biggest selling video game of all time and featured the band's performance of a song written for the game, 'Carry On,' which then went on to Top the Billboard Monitor chart on January 13, 2013.