Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin, Bullet For My Valentine Announce 2018 Tour

M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold performing in Camden, NJ in 2017. [Matt Bishop Photo]

(TRR) – Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin, and Bullet For My Valentine will be teaming up for a massive tour in 2018. The ultra-heavy package will hit the road starting January 12 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Several pre-sale options are available for fans beginning October 3:

  • Deathbat Nation Fan Club Pre-sale: Tuesday, October 3 @ 10am local time
  • Spotify Pre-sale: Wednesday, October 4 @ 10am local
  • Ticketmaster Venue Pre-sale: Thursday, October 5 @ 10am local
  • Local Pre-sales: Thursday, October 5 @ 10am local
  • All Pre-sales end Thursday, October 5 @ 10pm local
  • Public On-Sale: Friday, October 6 @ 10am local

A7X have partnered with CID Entertainment to offer special VIP Tour Experiences. The packages including access to a VIP viewing area, an official signed setlist from the show, an invitation to the pre-show lounge that features Avenged Sevenfold memorabilia and an exclusive A7X tour book that never-before-seen photos. For full package details, visit CID Entertainment.

Avenged Sevenfold performing in Camden, NJ in 2017. [Matt Bishop Photo]

Avenged Sevenfold recently wrapped up a massive stadium run in support of Metallica on their WorldWired Tour. The band also played a handful of headlining shows along the trek. They are still touring on their latest LP, 2016’s The Stage which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Top Rock, Top Hard Rock, and Top Alternative Albums charts. On October 27, M. Shadows and Synyster Gates will perform with surviving members of Linking Park as part of a special tribute show to late frontman Chester Bennington at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold performing in Camden, NJ in 2017. [Matt Bishop Photo]

Breaking Benjamin just embarked on an acoustic tour that will run though November 7. They will hit the stage at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ tonight. The band have also been writing and recording material for their sixth studio album. Their last effort, 2015’s Dark Before Dawn debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and produced three #1 rock radio singles – “Failure,” “Angels Fall,” and “Never Again.”

Breaking Benjamin performing live at Rock Allegiance 2016. [© Matt Bishop Photo]

Bullet For My Valentine recently released Live From Brixton: Chapter 2, a collection of live tracks recorded December 9-10, 2016 at Brixton Academy in London. Nearly a year ago, the band released a new single “Don’t Need You” which was their first piece of studio material since 2015’s Venom. The band are supposedly working on their sixth studio album. In April 2016, Bullet For My Valentine inked a new contract with Spinefarm Records.

Matt Tuck of Bullet For My Valentine performing in Philadelphia, PA in 2016. [© Matt Bishop Photo]

Larger touring packages have become a popular in rock music recently. Just this summer, Korn, Stone Sour, and Skillet trekked across North America on the Serenity of Summer Tour. The triple-bill packed large amphitheaters every night.

January 12 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
January 14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Van Andel Arena
January 16 – Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
January 17 – University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Ctr – Penn State University
January 24 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
January 25 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
January 27 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
January 31 – Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum*
February 2 – North Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
February 3 – Evansville, IN @ Ford Center
February 6 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
February 8 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
February 9 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ US Cellular Center
February 11 – Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
*=on sale 10/13

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