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Avenged Sevenfold are Plotting a Massive Tour for Early 2018

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Although Avenged Sevenfold have toured Europe and the UK in support of their most recent, surprise-released album The Stage, they haven’t given their homeland much attention yet. That’s not intentional: they had plans for a massive U.S. summer tour complete with massive stage production, but then Metallica called and they were like “oh yeah, duh, we’ll do it, headline tour can wait.”

Says singer M. Shadows in an interview with Wisconsin radio station Razor 94.7:

“January, February 2018. We will announce probably after the Metallica tour. That tour was supposed to happen this summer until we got that call from Metallica, so we decided put it on hold.”

“It was actually a little bit of a tough decision, because we had just paid for the whole stage to get built, and that was a lot of money to build that stage set. And we were able to use it in Europe and in the UK, but it is by no means paid off. So the whole idea was to go and take it throughout America, but then we got the call from Lars, and it was, like, ‘We can’t pass that up.’

“It’s just too big of a tour, it’ll be too much fun. It’s too good for the rock fan; the rock fans are gonna love that tour. So we basically had to say, ‘Okay, we’re just gonna put the stage in storage for a year and come back to it.’ And hopefully that will all work out for us.”

2018 may seem like a long way off, but it’s something Avenged Sevenfold fans can look forward to. I haven’t seen the band live in many years and would certainly relish the opportunity to catch them on a headline tour with over-the-top production.

Here’s some fan-filmed footage of A7X opening for Metallica on May 10th in Baltimore. The fact that it’s still light outside is always a bit weird, but even as an opener the production is pretty tight.

[via The PRP]

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