Tour Kick-Offs: Avenged Sevenfold

Key info on the shows you need to see starting this week

August 22, 2011 2:05 PM ET
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M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold performs in the Netherlands.
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Check back every week for a rundown of summer festivals and tours kicking off in the coming days.

Avenged Sevenfold
August 26-October 15
Ticket price: $14-$89
Last summer, Avenged Sevenfold brought a blistering metal spectacle – including giant burning gates and a macabre hanging effigy on stage – to the traveling Uproar Festival. This year, their second time headlining the 33-date tour, they're planning an even more over-the-top extravaganza. "The band is getting bigger and the shows are getting bigger," says frontman M. Shadows. "This isn't your typical middle-of-the-road rock show."

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