Chart-topping hard-rock act Avenged Sevenfold will hit the road in
North America for the "Shepherd of Fire Tour," based on the band's
single of the same name, which hit No. 1 on both the Mainstream Rock
and Active Rock charts. "Shepherd of Fire," from A7X's current album
Hail To The King, is the second single to reach No. 1, in addition to
the title track.

The "Shepherd of Fire Tour," which kicks off on April 12th in British
Columbia, will hit arenas in the United States and Canada. The band
will also headline the U.S.'s biggest rock festivals, Carolina
Rebellion, Rise Above Fest, and Rock on The Range.

Avenged Sevenfold will be joined by Hellyeahon the Shepherd of Fire
Tour as support.

Hail To The King topped the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart upon its
release in August, making it A7X's second consecutive No. 1 debut. The
album also went to No. 1 in Brazil, Canada, Finland, Ireland, and the
U.K. The Huntington Beach, Calif., band has become known for its
spectacular live shows, routinely selling out arenas worldwide and
headlining some of the most prestigious music festivals. They are
scheduled to perform five shows at the Soundwave Festival in Australia
starting February 22nd, and will spend the summer headlining Europe's
biggest rock festivals, including Rock Im Park, Rock Am Ring in
Germany, the PinkPop Festival in Holland, and the U.K.'s biggest rock
festival, Download at Donington Park. After that they will headline
the Mountain Stage for two nights at Summersonic in Japan.

Avenged Sevenfold's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

04/12 Dawson Creek, BC EnCana Events Centre

04/13 Prince George, BC CN Centre

04/16 Moose Jaw, SK Mosaic Place

04/17 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre

04/19 Winnipeg, MB MTS Center

04/21 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

04/23 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center

04/25 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum

04/26 Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville

04/28 Lafayette, LA Cajundome

04/30 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live

05/02 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

05/03 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion

05/04 Memphis, TN Beale Street Music Festival

05/06 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum

05/08 Hershey, PA Giant Center

05/10 Bangor, ME Rise Above Fest

05/11 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi Arena

05/13 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

05/15 Syracuse, NY Oncenter Complex

05/17 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range

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