Phoenix will become ‘Bat Country’ when Avenged Sevenfold swoops in

Apr 13, 2023, 8:00 PM

Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows performs during the 48 Hours Festival Oct. 15, 2011, in Las Veg...

Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows performs during the 48 Hours Festival Oct. 15, 2011, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

PHOENIX – Avenged Sevenfold will descend upon Phoenix this fall when the California metal band hits the road in support of a new album.

The Oct. 8 concert at Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre, with Falling In Reverse opening, will be on the tail end of the “Life Is But A Dream” North American tour, which starts in July.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday.

It will be Avenged Sevenfold’s first Arizona appearance since a 2017 opening gig for Metallica at the venue now known as State Farm Stadium.

“Life Is But A Dream,” the group’s eighth studio album, is set to come out June 2. The first single, “Nobody,” was released last month.

Avenged Sevenfold formed in 1999 in Huntington Beach, California, naming themselves after a biblical reference.

Bat Country” became the band’s breakout song in 2005 and remains a rock radio staple.

Five Avenged Sevenfold albums have reached the top five of the Billboard 200 chart, including a pair of No. 1 entries: 2010’s “Nightmare” and 2013’s “Hail To The King.”

The band received its only Grammy nomination when “The Stage” was up for best rock song in 2018. (The award when to Foo Fighters, who are heading to Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre on Oct. 3, for “Run.”)

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Phoenix will become ‘Bat Country’ when Avenged Sevenfold swoops in