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Avenged Sevenfold Announced As Final Addition To Ozzfest Mainstage

May 26th, 2006 12:20pm EDT
Avenged SevenfoldThe Huntington Beach quintet Avenged Sevenfold has been revealed as the mystery mainstage act of this summer's Ozzfest kicking off on June 29th in Seattle. "Ozzfest has so much history," says frontman M. Shadows. "We are honored to be sharing the stage with so many great bands and even more excited to be a part of the legacy that is Ozzfest."

Avenged Sevenfold featuring M. Shadows (vocals), Synyster Gates (lead guitar), Zacky Vengeance (guitar), Johnny Christ (bass) and The Reverend (drums) is embracing the ride of their wildly successful release City of Evil on Warner Bros. Records. The album produced by Mudrock (Godsmack, Eighteen Visions) "incorporates epic guitar solos, a bowel-rumbling bottom end and the gloomy imagery of vintage British metal" (Rolling Stone).

City of Evil was certified gold on the wings of their explosive hits Bat Country and Beast And The Harlot, with the next single, Seize The Day set to impact radio late June. Videos for Bat Country and Beast And The Harlot have been in heavy rotation at MTV, MTV2, MTVU, Fuse and Yahoo! Visionary director Wayne Isham (Metallica, Velvet Revolver) has directed the powerful, gut wrenching video for the emotive and rocking Seize The Day. The band has been a dominating force on MySpace with over 5,500,000 hits to their page.

Avenged Sevenfold has just completed a triumphant U.S. arena tour culminating in two sold-out nights at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Before joining Ozzfest, the band will tour Europe with legendary rock greats and personal heroes, Guns N' Roses and Metallica beginning June 3rd in Germany.

Avenged SevenfoldAvenged Sevenfold on Ozzfest tour dates:

Thu 6/29 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
Sat 7/01 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sun 7/02 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Tue 7/04 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
Fri 7/07 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
Sat 7/08 Los Angeles, CA Hyundai Pavilion of Glen Helen
Sun 7/09 San Diego, CA Coors Amphitheater
Tue 7/11 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 7/14 Somerset, WI Float-Rite Park
Sat 7/15 St. Louis, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
Sun 7/16 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amph.
Tue 7/18 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
Wed 7/19 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Fri 7/21 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheatre
Sat 7/22 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Sun 7/23 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Tue 7/25 Toronto, CAN Molson Amphitheatre
Wed 7/26 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion @ Montage Mountain
Thu 7/27 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Six Flags PAC
Sat 7/29 New York, NY Randall's Island
Sun 7/30 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
Tue 8/01 Boston, MA Tweeter Center
Fri 8/04 Camden, NJ Tweeter Center @ the Waterfront
Sat 8/05 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amph.
Sun 8/06 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
Wed 8/09 Raleigh, NC Alltell Pavilion @ Walnut Creek
Sun 8/13 West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advice Amphitheatre