After cancelling the latter half of their fall tour when lead singer M. Shadows was diagnosed with vocal fatigue, metalcore band Avenged Sevenfold is...

After cancelling the latter half of their fall tour when lead singer M. Shadows was diagnosed with vocal fatigue, metalcore band Avenged Sevenfold is back in a big way. The hard rock crew is cushioning its 2008 itinerary with a newly expanded co-headlining bill with Buckcherry and a series of solo shows that take the band through the end of the year.

The rockers will perform a November 2 solo show at the Tyson IBP Events Center in Sioux City, IA, before kicking off their latest run with Buckcherry on November 4 at Casper Events Center in Casper, WY. The 20-city co-headlining jaunt continues (with scattered solo dates) through a December 3 concert at James Brown Arena in Augusta, GA, after which Avenged Sevenfold continues on its own for eight more shows through December 17 at the Sound Academy in Toronto, ON.

Highlights for the solo run include a December 9-10 run at Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore, MD, as well as a December 15 show at Pavillon de la Jeunesse and a December 16 performance at Metropolis in Montreal, QC. All the Canadian shows are booked for the same cities and venues as the original dates for Avenged Sevenfold’s cancelled fall tour.

The hardcore quintet was originally scheduled to complete a co-headlining run with Buckcherry in September and October. However, after Shadows’s illness, the band was forced to back out of the dates, though Buckcherry completed the tour as scheduled with supporting acts Saving Abel and Shinedown. Both opening bands will also appear for the extended November-December jaunt of the United States.

Avenged Sevenfold is touring behind its September 16 live CD/DVD release “Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough.” The album is a follow-up to the band’s eponymous 2007 record, which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and was RIAA-certified Gold.

Buckcherry is supporting their fourth studio album “Black Butterfly,” which was also released on September 16 in the U.S. A follow-up to 2006’s “15,” the record peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and No. 3 on the rock album charts.

Avenged Sevenfold itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

November 2Sioux City, IATyson IBP Events Center *
November 4Casper, WYCasper Events Center
November 5Billings, MTMetraPark Arena
November 6Rapid City, SDRushmore Plaza Civic Center
November 8St. Paul, MNRoy Wilkins Auditorium
November 9Fargo, NDFargodome
November 11Bloomington, ILUS Cellular Coliseum
November 12Milwaukee, WIEagles Ballroom *
November 14Madison, WIAlliant Energy Center
November 15Waterloo, IAMcElroy Auditorium
November 16Lacrosse, WILacrosse Center
November 18Grand Rapids, MIDeltaplex
November 19Evansville, INRoberts Stadium
November 21Ypsilanti, MIEMU Convocation Center
November 22Youngstown, OHChevrolet Centre
November 23Columbus, OHValue City Arena at Schottstein Center
November 25Tupelo, MSBancorpSouth Center
November 26Biloxi, MSMississippi Coast Coliseum
November 28North Myrtle Beach, SCHouse of Blues *
November 29Greensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum
November 30Augusta, GAJames Brown Arena
December 2Tallahassee, FLTallahassee-Leon Co. Civic Center
December 3Orlando, FLUCF Arena
December 5Ft. Myers, FLCity of Palms Park *
December 6West Palm Beach, FLCruzan Amphitheatre *
December 7Tampa, FLFord Amphitheatre *
December 9 – 10Baltimore, MDRam’s Head Live *
December 12Atlantic City, NJHouse of Blues *
December 15Quebec City, QCPavillon de la Jeunesse *
December 16Montreal, QCMetropolis *
December 17Toronto, ONThe Sound Academy *

* Avenged Sevenfold only