In December 2013 AVENGED SEVENFOLD celebrated their No. 1 album ‘Hail To The King’ with a sold out arena tour taking in Manchester, Birmingham and London’s Wembley Arena. They followed that with an awe inspiring headline slot at Download Festival in June 2014 cementing their unshakable reputation for breath-taking live performances.
Now the band are set to return to the UK bigger and badder than ever. They have announced an eight date UK tour for January 2017 which includes London’s The O2.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums — including their 2005 platinum breakthrough City Of Evil, 2007’s Avenged Sevenfold, which topped the Billboard Alternative, Hard, and Rock Charts, and two consecutive No 1’s on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, Nightmare (2010) and their most recent, Hail To The King — achieving Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries. They have also scored a series of Top 10 singles at multiple formats, including “Bat Country,” “Almost Easy,” “Scream,” “Nightmare,” “Welcome To The Family,” “So Far Away,” and “Hail To The King,” and their latest, “Shepherd of Fire.” The band, which hails from Huntington Beach, Calif., have become known for their spectacular live shows, routinely selling out arenas worldwide and headlining some of the biggest and most prestigious music festivals. In November 2012, they made an unprecedented appearance as characters in Call of Duty Black Ops 2 — the biggest-selling video game of all time, which featured the band’s performance of “Carry On,” written specifically for the game.
Avenged Sevenfold self-released the action-adventure mobile video game Hail To The King:Deathbat to rave reviews; with music, concept, and gameplay created entirely by the band. Avenged Sevenfold appeared in stores and homes globally as the featured pre-launch artist in 2015’s Guitar Hero: Live including an industry first playable live performance.
Grammy nominated hard rock Titans, Disturbed returned to the rock arena after a 4-year hiatus with the critically acclaimed #1 album Immortalized. The album, the bands 5th consecutive US #1, has already boasted three huge #1 smashes “The Vengeful One” (the video currently has over 22 Million views and counting) “The Light,” and the global sensation that is their powerful version of the Simon & Garfield classic “The Sound of Silence,” (82 million views on YouTube) which also took the #1 spot at both Rock and Mainstream US Rock Radio.
Formed in Chicago in 1996, the multi-platinum DISTURBED – David Draiman [vocals], Dan Donegan [guitar], Mike Wengren [drums], and John Moyer [bass] – have scored thirteen No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio. Their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut The Sickness formally announced their arrival as hard rock leaders, with that status solidified by their subsequent Grammy Award nomination as well as gold-, platinum- and double platinum-certified records. Watch the official video for “The Sound of Silence” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4
Melodic Death Metal pioneers In Flames will be opening the bill across this run of UK dates. With a back catalogue of classics in their arsenal, the Swedish Legends are set to kick these shows off with a bang.
Tuesday 10th January – Glasgow – The SSE Hydro
Friday 13th January – Birmingham – Genting Arena
Sunday 15th January – Sheffield – Sheffield Arena
Monday 16th January – Manchester – Manchester Arena
Wednesday 18th January – Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena
Thursday 19th January – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 21st January – London – The O2 Arena