Today, multi-platinum rock band  Avenged Sevenfold (comprising M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Brooks Wackerman and Johnny Christ) release their new song “We Love You” — an ode to decrying the rat race. Listen HERE.

A frenetic dynamic rollercoaster riddled with hooks, peaks and valleys, A7X‘s latest comes with an innovative 360 VR music video. Watch it HERE.

The band’s highly anticipated eighth album, Life Is But a Dream…, drops June 2nd via Warner Records. Pre-order HERE

“More power, more pace, more money, more taste,” M. Shadows delivers the unforgettable lyrics that relate to what keeps us pushing and being the motivators and destroyers of our self and reality. The song depicts the forced feeling our society pushes on us to consume, push, stretch and empty everything we can, if not halted result in possibly our own downfall. Avenged Sevenfold are masters at dynamic transitions over the course of one song, and this is no exception. 
The music video for “We Love You” is no less ambitious. Artist Ryan McKinnon, using Unreal Engine, has crafted an enveloping, innovative visual experience which has been optimized for Oculus in VR and 360 on YouTube. The visualizer begins in the peaceful natural world, before the pressure of society takes over and the world starts building at a crazy pace.
Avenged Sevenfold will support the forthcoming Life Is But a Dream… album with multiple massive live shows this year which include headlining the Welcome To Rockville festival on May 19th in Daytona, FL followed by another headlining set at Sonic Temple in Columbus, Ohio on May 26th. The band will bring it back home to California for the first time since 2008 with an arena show at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles on June 9th before taking over Madison Square Garden on June 23, for their first New York City appearance since 2007. But that’s just the beginning. This summer, the band is taking off on a North American tour with AlexisonfireFalling In Reverse and Kim Dracula. See dates below and visit avengedsevenfold.com for more details and to purchase tickets.

We Love You” follows Avenged Sevenfold‘s previous single and return to the spotlight with “Nobody,” which arrived with a stunning stop-motion video directed by Chris Hopewell that peaked at #1 Trending YouTube and has over 4 million views to date. The track itself has nabbed nearly 12 million cumulative streams since its release in mid-March. 
The band is also hosting an immersive album listening event at AREA 15 in Las Vegas from May 11th – 14th where fans can hear Life Is But A Dream… in full 3 weeks early.

Additionally, yesterday they announced a surprise show for today at AREA 15 A-Lot on May 12th. The 360º immersive album experience is complete with captivating visuals and an exclusive curated merch pop-up shop celebrating their genre-bending new album. Purchase tickets HERE

To date, A7X have sold over 10 million albums worldwide and earned two consecutive No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart (2010’s Nightmare and 2013’s Hail To The King) to go along with over a billion video views and a billion-plus cumulative streams, as well as multiple No. 1 singles on rock radio.

Fri May 19 – Daytona International Speedway – Rockville Festival – headline
Fri May 26 – Columbus, Ohio – Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival – headline
Fri Jun 9 – Los Angeles,CA – Kia Forum
Fri Jun 23 – New York,NY – Madison Square Garden
Tue Jul 18 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Wed Jul 19 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Fri Jul 21 – Québec City, QC – Videotron Centre
Sat Jul 22 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Mon Jul 24 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
Wed Jul 26 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
Fri Jul 28 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat Jul 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center 
Mon Jul 31 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
Wed Aug 02 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
Fri Aug 04 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Sat Aug 05 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Mon Aug 07 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Sat Sep 16 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre – NEW SHOW
Sun Sep 17 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – NEW SHOW
Tue Sep 19 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion – NEW SHOW
Wed Sep 20 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre – NEW SHOW
Fri Sep 22 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena – NEW SHOW
Mon Sep 25 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO – NEW SHOW
Tues, Sept 26 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center * – NEW SHOW
Thu Sep 28 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena^ – NEW SHOW
Sat Sep 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre – NEW SHOW
Mon Oct 02 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome – NEW SHOW
Tue Oct 03 – Portland, OR – MODA Center – NEW SHOW
Sat Oct 07 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre – NEW SHOW
Sun Oct 08 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre – NEW SHOW
Tue Oct 10 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater – NEW SHOW
Thu Oct 12 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – NEW SHOW
Fri Oct 13 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater – NEW SHOW
Sun Oct 15 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena – NEW SHOW
*Not a Live Nation Date
^Without Falling in Reverse

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