Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin and Bullet for my Valentine to play Peoria on 1/25!

Monday, October 2, 2017, 11:05 A.M.

Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin and Bullet for my Valentine to play Peoria on 1/25!

For Immediate Release 



Playing in Peoria on January 25th!

Presented by 105.7 The X Rocks








Los Angeles, CA (October 2, 2017) – AVENGED SEVENFOLD have announced dates for their 2018 North American arena headlining tour, set to kick off January 12th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville with special guests Breaking Benjamin and Bullet For My Valentine.


The tour will play in Peoria on Thursday, January 25th at 6:25 pm. Tickets start at $25 and go on sale Friday, October 6th at 10 am at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.


The band has partnered with CID Entertainment to offer VIP Tour Experiences, including access to a VIP-only viewing area, an official signed show setlist, an invitation to the pre-show lounge featuring Avenged Sevenfold memorabilia and an exclusive A7X tour book including never-before-seen photos. For full package details, please visit CID Entertainment.


Avenged Sevenfold (vocalist M. Shadows, guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, bassist Johnny Christ and drummer Brooks Wackerman) became one of the world’s biggest rock bands by creating a sound that broke through obstacles of language, distance, and culture. They raised the stakes and standards for the genre with a string of blockbuster albums, including their 2005 platinum-selling breakthrough, City Of Evil, 2007’s platinum-selling Avenged Sevenfold and two consecutive No. 1’s on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart: 2010’s Nightmare and 2013’s Hail To The King. They’ve achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries, racked up over a billion video views and a billion-plus Spotify streams, have consistently been one of the most-played bands on rock radio for over a decade with multiple No. 1 singles, and have headlined arenas and the biggest rock festivals around the globe, amassing a diehard international fan base whose members number in the millions.


They’ve proved themselves again and again to be one of the genre’s most forward-thinking artists, reinforced by critically acclaimed new album THE STAGE (Capitol), which was praised by Rolling Stone for being “epic and adventurous” and “the most aggressively bonkers music of the quintet’s career.” NME, Q, The Guardian, Guitar World, Metal Hammer and Classic Rock all lauded the album, with the latter calling it “a metal masterpiece.


The band amplified the album with a spectacular new live show that critics and fans alike hailed as brutally entertaining. After two recent nights at London’s 02 Arena, the London Evening Standard lauded Avenged Sevenfold as “a global phenomenon” and wrote that the band “specialized in preposterous fun,” calling the show “royally entertaining.” The Guardian ran a 4-star review of the show in Glasgow, writing, “Underneath retina-scorching screens and giant cosmic cube broadcasting spiraling starfields, the five-piece methodically discharge booming, arena-filling songs…these industrial assemblages of growing riffs and fret-melting solos have a default minor-key menace, yet the overall atmosphere is surprisingly joyous.” But Kerrang!  best summed up Avenged Sevenfold’s new live show: “you’ve never seen anything like it.” That acclaimed Stage spectacle is what the band is bringing to North America at the top of the year.


Don’t miss your chance to catch Avenged Sevenfold live. Dates are as follows:

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 Ctr – Penn State University

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

***=on sale 10/13


About the Peoria Civic Center

The Peoria Civic Center, an SMG managed facility, is an entertainment and convention venue that contributes significantly to the economic impact on the downtown Peoria area.  For the most up-to-date event information visit www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com.

About SMG
SMG turns 40 in 2017! Celebrating its 40th anniversary and founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 233 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.


SAVOR is the food and beverage division of SMG, the global leader in public facilities and special event venue management.  Since its inception in 1983, SAVOR has specialized in creating menus that showcase local cuisine expertly prepared and presented to ensure a seamless dining and entertainment experience. SAVOR currently provides catering, concessions and special event services, to more than 130 facilities worldwide.


The company is also an industry leader in introducing green standards and programs to public facilities.  SAVOR’s commitment to farm to table freshness and food quality features locally grown products for their venue clients whenever possible.  SAVOR staff prides themselves on being on the cutting edge of the latest food and beverage trends in addition to searching out the most innovative food technologies available on the market.  To learn more, visit www.savorsmg.com

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