AVENGED SEVENFOLD To Tour With THREE DAYS GRACE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SEVENDUST

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will embark on the headlining "Welcome To The Family Tour" in April/May with support from THREE DAYS GRACE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and SEVENDUST. The dates are as follows:

Apr. 22 - Bossier City, LA - Century Tel Center
Apr. 23 - Little Rock, AR - Edgefest @ Arkansas State Fairgrounds
Apr. 25 - Cape Girardeau, MO - Show Me Center
Apr. 26 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
Apr. 27 - Rockford, IL - MetroCentre
Apr. 29 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena
Apr. 30 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
May 03 - Springfield, MA - Mass Mutual Center
May 07 - Charlotte, NC - Carolina Rebellion @ Metrolina Expo
May 09 - Orlando, FL - UCF Arena
May 10 - Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Civic Center
May 11 - Lafayette, LA - Cajundome
May 13 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheater
May 14 - Wichita, KS - InTrust Bank Center
May 15 - Des Moines, IA - Lazerfest @ Ntnl Balloon Classic Launch Field
May 17 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Amphitheatre
May 18 - San Antonio, TX - Illusions Theater - Alamo Dome
May 21 - Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range @ Crew Stadium

AVENGED SEVENFOLD kicked off the "Nightmare After Christmas" tour on January 20 in Reading, Pennsylvania. The show marked AVENGED's live debut with Arin Ilejay, formerly the drummer for Los Angeles-based Christian rock group CONFIDE, who is sitting behind the kit for AVENGED's upcoming tour dates.

The relatively unknown Ilejay is the second drummer to play with AVENGED SEVENFOLD following the December 2009 death of original drummer James "The Rev" Sullivan. The band recruited ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy to play on its latest album, "Nightmare", and all its 2010 tour dates before dismissing him at the end of the year.

Ilejay played on CONFIDE's 2008 debut album, "Shout The Truth", and appeared on tour with the group.

Sullivan was found dead in his Huntington Beach, California home at the age of 28. His death was attributed to a lethal combination of prescription drugs and alcohol.

The latest single from "Nightmare", which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart last summer, is "Welcome To The Family".

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