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.

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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 2 Sioux City, IA Tyson IBP Events Center *
November 4 Casper, WY Casper Events Center
November 5 Billings, MT MetraPark Arena
November 6 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
November 8 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium
November 9 Fargo, ND Fargodome
November 11 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum
November 12 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom *
November 14 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
November 15 Waterloo, IA McElroy Auditorium
November 16 Lacrosse, WI Lacrosse Center
November 18 Grand Rapids, MI Deltaplex
November 19 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
November 21 Ypsilanti, MI EMU Convocation Center
November 22 Youngstown, OH Chevrolet Centre
November 23 Columbus, OH Value City Arena at Schottstein Center
November 25 Tupelo, MS BancorpSouth Center
November 26 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
November 28 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues *
November 29 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
November 30 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
December 2 Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee-Leon Co. Civic Center
December 3 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
December 5 Ft. Myers, FL City of Palms Park *
December 6 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre *
December 7 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre *
December 9 – 10 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live *
December 12 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues *
December 15 Quebec City, QC Pavillon de la Jeunesse *
December 16 Montreal, QC Metropolis *
December 17 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy *

* Avenged Sevenfold only