premiere the video for their current single "So Far Away
" today, May 10th on MTV, MTV2, MTVu, and MTV.com.
Fans in the UK can see the video on MTV Rocks
and at www.mtv.co.uk/avenged
. The video is a raw and emotional tribute to the band's late drummer Jimmy
and celebrates the long-time friendship the band members have shared since forming Avenged Sevenfold in Huntington Beach, CA, in 1999. The video was directed by Wayne Isham
, who has directed videos for such artists as Metallica, Mtley Cre, Megadeth, and Def Leppard, among many others.
The heartfelt quality of the video is in keeping with the emotional resonance of the song, a very personal goodbye to Sullivan that appears on the band's gold album Nightmare. "So Far Away" is currently climbing the Active Rock chart, following on the heels of the band's two previous No. 1 Active Rock singles, "Welcome To The Family
" and "Nightmare
," which was the most played song at the format (Mediabase) in 2010.
Avenged Sevenfold are currently out on the road for their "Welcome to the Family" Tour
, which continues through May 21st. All upcoming tour dates are below. Avenged Sevenfold will also perform for 30,000 fans tomorrow, May 7th, by headlining the first annual Carolina Rebellion festival, which sold out more than a month before hitting the Metrolina Expo in Charlotte, NC. A7X's other spring festival appearances include Lazerfest in Des Moines, IA, on May 15th and Rock on the Range in Columbus, OH, on May 21st.
Avenged Sevenfold's upcoming US tour dates are as follows:
05/06 - Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
05/07 - Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion @ Metrolina Expo
05/09 - Orlando, FL UCF Arena
05/10 - Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
05/11 - Lafayette, LA Cajundome
05/13 - Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
05/14 - Wichita, KS InTrust Bank Center
05/15 - Des Moines, IA Lazerfest @ Ntnl Balloon Classic Launch Field
05/17 - Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheatre
05/18 - San Antonio, TX Alamodome
05/19 - Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre
05/21 - Columbus, OH Rock on the Range @ Crew Stadium