Avenged Sevenfold (vocalist M. Shadows; guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance; bassist Johnny Christ; and drummer Brooks Wackerman) have released a deluxe version of their album, The Stage (Capitol). This new edition includes seven additional studio songs and four unreleased live tracks that were recorded during the band’s recent shows at The O2 Arena in London. Among the seven bonus tracks is the band’s cover of the Pink Floyd classic, “Wish You Were Here.”

The band received its first-ever Grammy Award nomination for the album’s title track, which earned the nod for Best Rock Song.

A7X’s 2018 North American arena headlining tour will kick off on January 12 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville with special guests Breaking Benjamin and Bullet For My Valentine.


January 12 – Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena

January 14 – Grand Rapids, MI — The Van Andel Arena

January 16 – Reading, PA — Santander Arena

January 17 – University Park, PA — Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University

January 19 – Quebec, QC — Videotron Centre

January 21 – Ottawa, ON — Canadian Tire Centre

January 22 – Hamilton, ON — FirstOntario Centre

January 24 – Green Bay, WI — Resch Center

January 25 – Peoria, IL — Peoria Civic Center

January 27 – Sioux Falls, SD — Denny Sanford Premier Center

January 31 – Biloxi, MS — Mississippi Coast Coliseum

February 2 – North Little Rock, AR — Verizon Arena

February 3 – Evansville, IN — Ford Center

February 6 – Wichita, KS — INTRUST Bank Arena

February 8 – Lincoln, NE — Pinnacle Bank Arena

February 9 – Cedar Rapids, IA — US Cellular Center

February 11 – Fargo, ND — Fargodome

February 12 – Winnipeg, MB — Bell MTS Place

February 14 – Saskatoon, SK — Sasktel Center

February 15 – Edmonton, AB — Rogers Place

February 17 – Vancouver, BC — PNE Forum


For more information about A7X drummer Brooks Wackerman and production of The Stage, read Drum Magazine’s April 2017 issue cover story:

Brooks Wackerman Of Avenged Sevenfold

Groove Analysis: Brooks Wackerman

Visit the band’s website at