Avenged Sevenfold announce 2018 Europe tour, to headline Download Festival
Avenged Sevenfold have proved themselves again and again to be one of the genre’s most forward-thinking artists
California's heavy metal gunners Avenged Sevenfold are set to headline 2018 Download Festival on Friday June 8. The band also has several other European festival headline appearances in Germany, the UK, Finland, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, France, Israel, Spain and Hungary.
After a stadium tour with Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold recently completed their own sold-out North American headlining run in support of their critically-acclaimed 2016 album 'The Stage'. This will be the band's second headline slot at Download Festival where they will be performing a host of fan favorites and classic hits.
Avenged Sevenfold have proved themselves again and again to be one of the genre’s most forward-thinking artists, reinforced by The Stage, which was praised by Rolling Stone for being “epic and adventurous” and “the most aggressively bonkers music of the quintet’s career.” Classic Rock magazine called it “a metal masterpiece.”
This was followed with a deluxe version of ‘The Stage’ which included seven additional studio songs and four unreleased live tracks recorded during the band’s shows at The O2 arena in London including the band’s stunning cover of the Pink Floyd classic 'Wish You Were Here'.
They also released avenged 'Sevenfold Live at the Grammy Museum', a special acoustic album recorded during a sold-out event at the famed Grammy Museum in LA. Listen to the full set here.
Produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Nine Inch Nails) and the band, the digital-only release features unique renditions of new songs and classic tracks captured during the band’s first-ever acoustic performance. Meanwhile, their track ‘Hail to The King’ has recently surpassed over 130 million streams on Spotify.
The band amplified the album with a spectacular new live show that critics and fans alike cheered as brutally entertaining. After the London 02 Arena shows, the London Evening Standard lauded Avenged Sevenfold as “a global phenomenon” and wrote that the band “specialized in preposterous fun,” calling the show “royally entertaining.”
Following their European jaunt, the band head out on their US headline ‘End Of The World Tour’ with special guests Prophets of Rage. Check out the band's full European tour schedule below.
June 2 @ Nurburgring, Germany Rock am Ring
June 3 @ Nuremberg, Germany Rock im Park
June 6 @ Belfast, UK SSE Arena (headline date)
June 8 @ Donington Park, Download UK
June 9 @ Vaanta, Finland Rockfest
June 15 @ Nicklesdorf, Austria Novarock
June 17 @ Florence, Italy Firenze Rocks
June 21 @ Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhell
June 22 @ Dessel, Belgium Graspop
June 23 @ Clisson, France Hellfest
June 26 @ Tel Aviv, Israel Live Park
June 28 @ Madrid, Spain Download
June 30 @ Sopron, Hungary VOLT Festival