Hard-rock act Avenged Sevenfold will hit the road in North America for the "Shepherd of Fire Tour," based on the band's single of the same name, which hit No. 1 on both the Mainstream Rock and Active Rock charts.
"Shepherd of Fire," from A7X's current album Hail To The King, is the second single to reach No. 1, in addition to the title track.
The "Shepherd of Fire Tour," which kicks off on April 12th in British Columbia, will hit arenas in the United States and Canada. The band will also headline the U.S.'s biggest rock festivals, Carolina Rebellion, Rise Above Fest, and Rock on The Range.
Avenged Sevenfold will also play festival dates in the UK.
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Avenged Sevenfold's Hail To The King is well on its way to living up to its name. The album, released by Warner Bros. Records, earned the band its second No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, selling upwards of 159,400 units, making it the biggest first-week sales debut for a rock album this year.
Avenged Sevenfold has just wrapped up sold-out tour dates in the U.S. and Europe, including a sold-out show at Wembley in the UK. With all of this momentum, Machinima, the number one global video entertainment network for young males, has announced that the Hail To The King animated series will be released on December 15 for binge-viewing on Machinima's HappyHour channel (YouTube.com/HappyHour).
Hail To The King is a six-episode animated series, which is directed by Metalocalypse producer Jon Schnepp.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Accompanying the launch of the series will be a trailer for the game, which will be available early 2014.
Joel Madden wore a shirt to the Los Angeles Lakers game that read " R.I.P. The Rev," paying tribute to the Avenged Sevenfold drummer James Sullivan, who's nickname was the Rev.
Joel took in the Lakers victory with his beautiful wife girlfriend Nicole Ritchie. Seriously, they make a great couple and look to really be very much in love. A nice tribute by Joel and a nice compliment to have someone as beautiful as Nicole Ritchie by your side.-Dr.FB
James Sullivan, the drummer for California based group Avengend Sevenfold was found dead December 28th in his Huntington Beach home. He was 28 years old.
Right now, they are saying that Sullivan died of what appears to be natural causes.
A statement from the band has been released:
"It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan.
"Jimmy was not only one of the world's best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy's family and we hope that you will respect their privacy during this difficult time. Jimmy you are forever in our hearts. We love you."
28 years old and dead of natural causes? This is sad how many young people are dying. Our condolences to The Rev's friends and family at this difficult time.-Dr.FB