will hit the road for new tour dates this spring including a spot at Metallica
's music festival and a tour of the Far and Middle East.
The tour begins April 16th in Tokyo, Japan, for a tour that will culminate in a special show in Dubai, UAE on May 4th. "We are excited to go back to the Far and Middle East,
" said Avenged Sevenfold front man 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.
Metallica have asked Avenged Sevenfold to perform at the first ever Orion Music + More
at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ, on June 24th.
M. Shadows had this to say: "We really hadn't planned to play the United States in 2012. But after Lars called to describe their plans for Orion and asked us to join them, we decided there's no way we would miss it.
The band 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. 3 years later, Avenged Sevenfold toured with Metallica on their "World Magnetic
04/16 - Tokyo, Japan - Zepp
04/18 - Nagoya, Japan - Diamond Hall
04/19 - Osaka, Japan - Hatch
04/22 - Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei University Auditorium
04/24 - Bangkok, Thailand - Thunder Dome
04/26 - Manila, Philippines - Araneta
04/28 - Singapore, Singapore - The Coliseum @ Hard Rock Hotel
04/29 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Stadium Negara
05/01 - Jakarta, Indonesia - Carnaval Beach
05/04 - Dubai, UAE - Flash Forum
Thanks for the report to AntiMusic.com