Avenged Sevenfold announced via the band's Facebook page that ex-Confide member Arin Ilejay will join the band on their upcoming tour.

“We recently asked several friends who knew Jimmy and his style, and also knew our music and each of our personalities  to suggest drummers to tour with us starting this year. Our long time studio drum tech, Mike Fasano, recommended Arin Ilejay.

“We’ve rehearsed with Arin and have been impressed with his technical skills, attitude and work ethic. We’re very excited to tour with Arin and hope all of you will give him the warm welcome to the family we have.

“Thanks for your never ending support. It means the world to us. See you on the Nightmare After Christmas.”

Tour Dates:

January 20th in Reading, PA @ Sovereign Center
January 22nd in Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center
January 23rd in Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
January 25th in Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Arena
January 26th in Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Coliseum
January 28th in Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
January 29th in Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
January 30th in Evansville, IN @ Roberts Stadium
February 1st in Moline, IL @ iWireless Center
February 2nd in La Crosse, WI @ La Crosse Center
February 4th in Battlecreek, MI @ Kellogg Arena
February 5th in Detriot, MI @ The Palace Of Auburn Hills
February 7th in Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Center
February 8th in Grand Island, NE @ Heartland Events Center
February 11th in Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
February 12th in Kennewick, WA @ Toyota Center
February 14th in Euguen, OR @ TBD
February 16th in San Jose, CA @ San Jose Events Center