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 24 Arendal, NOR Arendal Hove Festival
June 27 Bologna, ITA Parco Nord Gods of Metal
June 29 Dessel, BEL Graspop Metal Meeting
July 1-2 Paris, FRA Palais Omnisports de Bercy
July 5 London, ENG Twickenham
July 6 Roitschora nr Leipzig, GER Full Force Festival
July 9 Lisbon, POR Super Bock Super Rock Festival
July 11 Merida, SPA Caceres Recinto Hipico or Estadio Principe Felipe
July 12 Zaragoza, SPA Zaragoza Metalway Festival
July 16 Stockholm, SWE Stockholm Stadium
July 18 Helsinki, FIN Olympic Stadium
July 19 Tampere, FIN Ratina Stadium
July 22 Trondheim, NOR Lerkendal Stadium
July 24 Oslo, NOR Valle Hovin
July 26 Gothenburg, SWE Ullevi
July 27 Horsens, DEN Gods Bane Pladsen
July 30 Zurich, SWI Rohstofflage
July 31 Wacken, GER Wacken Festival
August 22 Leeds, ENG Leeds Festival Carling Weekend
August 24 Reading, ENG Reading Festival Carling Weekend