Hail to the kings of modern Metal as MetalTalk’s Gig Of The Week starts the New Year off in explosive style with Avenged Sevenfold who will be hitting ‘The Stage’ with some out of this world performances, starting in Dublin on January 7th.
The UK jaunt ends at the prestigious London O2 Arena with two nights on January 21st and 22nd. Tickets are still available for the recently announced second night right here.
What’s more, breaking the sounds of silence in support will be Disturbed and Swedish Metallers In Flames which makes for a brutal triple bill of the very best in today’s Heavy Metal scene.
Avenged Sevenfold’s last visit was in 2013 for a sold out arena tour plus an awe inspiring headline slot at Download Festival in June 2014 which cemented their unshakable reputation for breath-taking live performances.
Avenged Sevenfold recently played a groundbreaking live 360 Virtual Reality gig on the roof of Capitol Records in LA, after which they surprised fans with the announcement that their new album, ‘The Stage’, their first for Capitol Records, would be available that night.
‘The Stage’ is a work of immense scope and ambition, featuring eleven panoramic tracks tied together by an Artificial Intelligence theme. Inspired by the writings of Carl Sagan and Elon Musk, the album is the band’s first thematic release.
While the term ‘AI’ conjures up images of robots and fantasy films, the band steers clear of a science fiction storyline. Instead, the album sees them taking a futurist’s look at the accelerated rate at which technology’s intelligence is expanding and what that means – good and bad – for the future.
The album’s epic fifteen-minute-plus closing track, ‘Exist’, features a guest appearance by award-winning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson giving a spoken word performance he penned specifically for the album.
January 2017 Tour Dates
Saturday 7th: Dublin 3Arena
Tuesday 10th: Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Thursday 12th: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Friday 13th: Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 15th: Sheffield Arena
Monday 16th: Manchester Arena
Wednesday 18th: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Thursday 19th: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 21st: London O2 Arena
Sunday 22nd: London 02 Arena
Avenged Sevenfold achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums, including their 2005 platinum breakthrough ‘City Of Evil’, 2007s ‘Avenged Sevenfold’ which topped the Billboard Alternative, Hard, and Rock Charts and two consecutive number ones on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart, ‘Nightmare’ (2010) and ‘Hail To The King’ (2013) which reached #1 in both UK and USA.
Metaltalk’s Mark Taylor was lucky enough to see Avenged Sevenfold live in Bangkok on their previous tour in support of ‘Hail To The King’ and you can share his awesome experience right here.