AVENGED SEVENFOLD announced today that they will be returning to the Far and Middle East beginning April 16 in Tokyo, Japan, for a tour that will culminate in a special show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on May 4.
“We are excited to go back to the Far and Middle East,” said AVENGED SEVENFOLD frontman M. Shadows. “We played to some of the most amazing crowds when we toured the album there, and we can’t wait to bring our live show back to our friends in those regions.”
Longtime friends METALLICA have asked AVENGED SEVENFOLD to perform at the first-ever Orion Music + More at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 24. M. Shadows had this to say: “We really hadn’t planned to play the United States in 2012. But after Lars [Ulrich, METALLICA drummer] called to describe their plans for Orion and asked us to join them, we decided there’s no way we would miss it.”
AVENGED SEVENFOLD toured with METALLICA in 2006 as part of METALLICA‘s “Escape From The Studio Tour” and that year M. Shadows and METALLICA‘s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich were featured together on the cover of Revolver magazine. Three years later, AVENGED SEVENFOLD toured with METALLICA on their “World Magnetic” tour.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD tour dates:
Apr. 16 – Tokyo, Japan – Zepp
Apr. 18 – Nagoya, Japan – Diamond Hall
Apr. 19 – Osaka, Japan – Hatch
Apr. 22 – Taipei, Taiwan – Taipei University Auditorium
Apr. 24 – Bangkok, Thailand – Thunder Dome
Apr. 26 – Manila, Philippines – Araneta
Apr. 28 – Singapore, Singapore – The Coliseum at Hard Rock Hotel
Apr. 29 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Stadium Negara
May 01 – Jakarta, Indonesia – Carnaval Beach
May 04 – Dubai, UAE – Flash Forum