AVENGED SEVENFOLD Wanted ROB ZOMBIE To Direct 'Buried Alive' Video

After wrapping up their fall dates on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar festival, AVENGED SEVENFOLD will hit the road for their own headlining "Buried Alive" tour, which launches in Ft. Meyers, Florida on November 23. VIP bundles will be available for all tour dates on September 20. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, September 23, except for shows in Minneapolis and Yakima, Washigton, which go on sale Saturday, September 24. HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, and BLACK VEIL BRIDES are also on the bill, offering fans an incredible value with four of the hottest bands in rock today. Ticket prices range from $35 to $45, including special family four pack offers in particular markets.

The tour takes its name from "Buried Alive", the fourth single from the Huntington Beach, California rock band's gold album "Nightmare". All three previous singles from "Nightmare" the title track, "Welcome to the Family" and "So Far Away" have peaked at No. 1 on the Active Rock chart. Released worldwide in July 2010, "Nightmare" earned AVENGED SEVENFOLD its highest-ever debut on the Billboard album chart when it bowed at No. 1 and topped Billboard's Rock, Hard Rock, and Digital charts. The title track was the most played song at Media Base Active Rock for 2010.

Lead singer M. Shadows told The Pulse Of Radio that the band really wants to make an impact when it shoots a video for "Buried Alive" and even had a director in mind. "We do want to do something super-special with 'Buried Alive'," he said. "We're looking for a good, like, video director not necessarily a video guy but more of a movie guy. We talked to Rob Zombie, unfortunately he's doing his new movie right now or he'd want to do it. But we want to do something cool with it, something underground, exciting and kind of crazy. We're not gonna edit it, so who knows what's gonna happen with it, but we feel it's probably the strongest track on the record."

Los Angeles' HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD released its second album "American Tragedy" in April, which peaked at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 Albums chart and No. 1 on the Hard Rock Albums chart. Britain's ASKING ALEXANDRIA's sophomore full-length album release, "Reckless and Relentless", debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Top 200. The band has performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and appeared on the cover of AP and Guitar World.

Hollywood's BLACK VEIL BRIDES hit No. 1 on the Billboard Independent Albums with their 2010 debut album, "We Stitch These Wounds", followed by their second album, "Set The World On Fire", which peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

"Buried Alive" tour dates:

Nov. 23 - Fort Meyers, FL - Germain Arena
Nov. 25 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Nov. 26 - Augusta, GA - James Brown Arena
Nov. 28 - Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center
Nov. 29 - Pikeville, KY - East Kentucky Expo Center
Nov. 30 - Fort Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial
Dec. 02 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center (no HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD)
Dec. 03 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Dec. 06 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
Dec. 07 - Duluth, MN - Amsoil Arena
Dec. 09 - Grand Forks, ND - Alerus Center
Dec. 10 - Bismarck, ND - Bismarck Civic Center
Dec. 12 - Billings, MT - Metra Park Arena
Dec. 13 - Missoula, MT - Adams Center
Dec. 14 - Yakima, WA - Sun Dome

AVENGED SEVENFOLD and organizers of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar tour teamed with WCCC-FM in Hartford, Connecticut to raise $11,000 in recognition of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Checks for $5500 were presented to both the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund onstage at the September 11 Uproar show in Hartford. The money raised included donations from the festival, fans and WCCC listeners.

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