STONE SOUR, AVENGED SEVENFOLD To Team Up For U.K. Tour

According to Kerrang! magazine, STONE SOUR and AVENGED SEVENFOLD will team up for a U.K. co-headlining tour in October.

STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor tells Kerrang! that the idea behind the trek is a direct reaction to the current trend of what he calls "watered-down" bills.

"Tours in the past used to be huge events with different types of music," explains Taylor. "Lately, tours have become watered down with same-sounding bands and same sounding songs. What we'll be offering is a great live and musical experience that will appeal to all different types of music lovers.

"I'm really looking forward to it!" he adds. "We last did some shows with avenged in 2007 and we got to know them really well at that time."

No opening bands have yet been announced for the tour, which is set to kick off at the end of October.

STONE SOUR's new album, "Audio Secrecy", is scheduled for release on September 7 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2006's "Come What(ever) May" was recorded with Raskulinecz at Blackbird Studios in Nashville during the destructive storms and devastating floods that hit the historic heart of Music City.

The quintet will be previewing select songs from the album during this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The 36-date tour launches August 17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and will visit arenas and amphitheatres across North America before wrapping October 4 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Hopeless Records will release a very special and limited vinyl pressing of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's upcoming album, "Nightmare", in late September. The deluxe edition includes two 12-inch discs pressed on blood-red 180-gram vinyl in a double gatefold. The 2,500 limited edition package also comes numbered. A standard version is also available, on two 12-inch discs pressed on standard-weight vinyl in a double-gatefold packaging. The Southern California band's fifth studio album, produced by Mike Elizondo, is due from Warner Bros. Records on July 27.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD is riding high on the success of "Nightmare"'s first single and title track, which has enjoyed airplay at Active Rock, Mainstream, and Modern Rock radio stations across the country and was the No. 1 Rock Song on iTunes in the U.S. and the U.K. in its debut week. A lyric video of "Nightmare" that premiered via YouTube on the band's web site received more than 275,000 plays in 24 hours and has since racked up more than two million views.

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