Avenged Sevenfold has announced the details of a spring North American headlining trek dubbed the Shepherd Of Fire Tour in honor of the band's current single. The dates will kick off on April 12th in British Columbia, hitting arenas in the United States and Canada as well as several major festivals before winding down on May 17th at Columbus, Ohio's Rock On The Range blowout. Support on the headlining dates will come from Hellyeah.
- Guitarist Zacky Vengeance told us that Avenged Sevenfold is always thinking of ways to make its live show bigger and better for their fans: "You constantly have to go out there and put on a ridiculous show. People are paying a lot of money to see this. They're staying out late on a work night, they worked hard to save up the money, they're driving, they're paying for parking, they're paying for gas to get to the concert -- you've got to give them something they're gonna remember for the next two years until you're able to play for them again, and when you do play for them again, it has to be better than this time."
- The song "Shepherd Of Fire" is taken from Avenged Sevenfold's 2013 album, Hail To The King, which was the second straight Avenged Sevenfold album to debut at Number One on the Billboard chart, following 2010's Nightmare.
- The single is the band's second consecutive chart-topper on the Active Rock radio chart, following the album's title track.
- Newly announced Avenged Sevenfold tour dates (subject to change):
April 12 Dawson Creek, BC - EnCana Events Centre
April 13 Prince George, BC - CN Centre
April 16 Moose Jaw, SK - Mosaic Place
April 17 Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre
April 19 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Center
April 21 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
April 23 Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center
April 25 Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
April 26 Jacksonville, FL - Welcome To Rockville
April 28 Lafayette, LA - Cajundome
April 30 Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live
May 2 Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live
May 3 Charlotte, NC - Carolina Rebellion
May 6 Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Civic Coliseum
May 8 Hershey, PA - Giant Center
May 10 Bangor, ME - Rise Above Fest
May 12 Quebec City, QC - Colisee Pepsi Arena
May 13 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
May 15 Syracuse, NY - Oncenter Complex
May 17 Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range
CHECK IT OUT: For more tour info, go to www.avengedsevenfold.com
Watch the video for "Shepherd Of Fire":
Avenged Sevenfold's Zacky Vengeance On Making The Show Bigger For Fans
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