Avenged Sevenfold's 'Hail To The King' Lands At No.1 On Billboard Charts; First Week Sales Revealed

Hail To The King, the sixth studio album from award-winning rock band Avenged Sevenfold, debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart today, selling upwards of 159,400 units, making it the biggest first week sales debut for a rock album this year. Hail To The King, released by Warner Bros. Records on August 26, 2013, also has the most units sold in its first week for a rock album since September 2012.  The album marks the band's second consecutive Number 1 debut on the Billboard Top 200.

Hail To The King debuted atop the charts in multiple countries around the world including Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom, solidifying the band as a global force in music. 

Hail To The King's success has been fueled by the album's first single and title-track, "Hail To The King," which is Number 1 for the third consecutive week on both the Mediabase and BDS Active Rock Charts.  "Hail To The King" is the band's fifth Number 1 single on those charts.

The band recently announced the dates for their massive world arena tour in support of Hail To The King. The U.S. dates in October will feature Deftones and Ghost B.C. and is the band's first full scale American tour since 2011. Many of the upcoming European dates have added capacity due to overwhelming demand. See below for a complete list of upcoming live dates. 

October
3rd            Chicago, IL                          Allstate Arena                                                            
5th            Indianapolis, IN                  Klipsch Music Center                                              
6th            Cincinnati, OH                    US Bank Arena                                                         
8th            Baltimore, MD                     1st Mariner Arena                                                    
9th            Boston, MA                          TD Garden                                                                  
11th         St. Louis, MO                        Verizon Wireless Ampitheater                               
12th         Bloomington, IL                    US Cellular Coliseum                                              
13th         Detroit, MI                              Joe Louis Arena                                                       
15th         Atlanta, GA                            Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood                     
16th         Orlando, FL                           Amway Center                                                         
18th         Houston, TX                          Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pav                                  
19th         Dallas, TX                              American Airlines Center                                        
20th         San Antonio, TX                   AT&T Center                                                             
22nd        Omaha, NE                            CenturyLink Center                                                
23rd         Oklahoma City, OK               Chesapeake Energy Arena                                  
26th         Las Vegas, NV                     Mandalay Bay Events Center                                

November
6th            Helsinki, Finland                   Hartwall Arena                                                         
8th            Stockholm, Sweden              Hovet                                                                       
9th            Oslo, Norway                         Oslo Spektrum                                                      
11th         Frederiksberg, Denmark      Falconer Salen                                                        
12th         Hamburg, Germany               Sporthalle                                                                
14th         Munich, Germany                   Zenith                                                                       
15th         Frankfurt, Germany                Jahrhunderthalle                                                
17th         Bochum, Germany                 Ruhrkongress                                                         
19th         Amsterdam, Netherlands      Ziggo Dome                                                          
20th         Paris, France                           Zenith Paris                                                             
22nd        Vienna, Austria                       Stadthalle                                                               
23rd         Milan, Italy                                Forum                                                                      
25th         Barcelona, Spain                    Pavelo Olimpic                                                   
26th         Madrid, Spain                           Palacio Vistalegre                                             
27th         Lisbon, Portugal                      Campo Pequeno                                              
30th         Manchester, UK                       Manchester Arena                                          

December
1st             London, UK                                 Wembley Arena                                             
3rd            Dublin, Ireland                             The O2                                                               
5th            Birmingham, UK                          LG Arena   

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