After raising hell across North America headlining the Fourth Annual Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour, hard-rockers Avenged Sevenfold (A7X) will bring their explosive show...

After raising hell across North America headlining the Fourth Annual Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour, hard-rockers Avenged Sevenfold (A7X) will bring their explosive show to Europe this summer as special guests of veteran heavy metal band Iron Maiden for 21 concerts. The tour begins June 24 in Norway and stops at several major European festivals, including the Twickenham and Leeds festivals in England, before concluding on August 24 at London’s Reading Festival.

“I’ve seen Maiden play countless times and am continually blown away, not just by their live show, but also by the great records they continue to make,” says Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows in a statement. “We have learned much from Iron Maiden and are honored to be sharing the stage with some of the greatest icons in rock music.”

Avenged Sevenfold is currently touring behind its latest self-produced, self-titled album, which topped the Billboard Alternative, Hard and Rock charts the week after its release on October 30, 2007. The follow-up to 2005’s million-selling “City of Evil,” “Avenged Sevenfold” also debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200, marking the biggest sales week ever for the quintet. The album’s first single, “Almost Easy,” was a Top 10 hit at Active Rock, went Top 20 at Alternative, and was the Number One Most Played Video on Fuse.

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Avenged Sevenfold European tour dates with Iron Maiden:

June 24Arendal, NORArendal Hove Festival
June 27Bologna, ITAParco Nord Gods of Metal
June 29Dessel, BEL Graspop Metal Meeting
July 1-2Paris, FRA Palais Omnisports de Bercy
July 5London, ENGTwickenham
July 6Roitschora nr Leipzig, GERFull Force Festival
July 9Lisbon, PORSuper Bock Super Rock Festival
July 11Merida, SPACaceres Recinto Hipico or Estadio Principe Felipe
July 12Zaragoza, SPA Zaragoza Metalway Festival
July 16Stockholm, SWEStockholm Stadium
July 18Helsinki, FINOlympic Stadium
July 19Tampere, FINRatina Stadium
July 22Trondheim, NORLerkendal Stadium
July 24Oslo, NORValle Hovin
July 26Gothenburg, SWEUllevi
July 27Horsens, DENGods Bane Pladsen
July 30Zurich, SWIRohstofflage
July 31Wacken, GERWacken Festival
August 22Leeds, ENGLeeds Festival Carling Weekend
August 24Reading, ENG Reading Festival Carling Weekend

Last Updated on June 19, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen