Their last album-title "Nightmare" seemed to sum up the band's then-recent events, in particular the unfortunate death of founder drummer 'The Rev'. Close to throwing in the towel, Avenged Sevenfold opted instead to power on. With guest Mike Portnoy employed to temporarily fill the late James Sullivan's shoes, the long-awaited album "Nightmare" finally appeared and served as a fitting epitaph, the closing of a chapter and the beginning of a new one.
With just a 2011 Download appearance in recent memory, Avenged Sevenfold now have plans afoot for a new album and a tour, their first in three years and a huge boost for their legion of fans. After issuing various clues as to the whereabouts of their next shows via their website and the game Undead Hordes, all was revealed this week and will be a triple-whammy arena jaunt in the autumn.
The big venues are Manchester on 30th November, followed by Wembley Arena on 1st December and Birmingham's LG on the 5th. It would be an understatement if we said that these shows might be just a bit popular.
Tickets are on sale now, priced from £28.50 upwards.
As for the new album, it remains untitled but is currently in the throes of being finished off for release later in the year.