Avenged Sevenfold continue their return with their new single “We Love You”.

The single, taken from their highly-anticipated eighth album, Life Is But a Dream…, comes with an innovative 360 VR music video. Watch it here.

“We Love You” follows Avenged Sevenfold’s previous single and return to the spotlight with “Nobody,” which arrived with a stunning stop-motion video directed by Chris Hopewell that peaked at #1 Trending YouTube and has over 4 million views to date. The track itself has nabbed nearly 12 million cumulative streams since its release in mid-March.

The music video for “We Love You” is no less ambitious. Artist Ryan McKinnon, using Unreal Engine, has crafted an enveloping, innovative visual experience which has been optimized for Oculus in VR and 360 on YouTube. The visualizer begins in the peaceful natural world, before the pressure of society takes over and the world starts building at a crazy pace.

The band is also hosting an immersive album listening event at AREA 15 in Las Vegas from May 11th – 14th where fans can hear Life Is But A Dream… in full 3 weeks early.

Additionally, yesterday they announced a surprise show for today at AREA 15 A-Lot on May 12th. The 360º immersive album experience is complete with captivating visuals and an exclusive curated merch pop-up shop celebrating their genre-bending new album. Purchase tickets here.

Avenged Sevenfold will support the forthcoming Life Is But a Dream… album with multiple massive live shows this year which include headlining the Welcome To Rockville festival on May 19th in Daytona, FL followed by another headlining set at Sonic Temple in Columbus, Ohio on May 26th. This summer, the band undertake a North American tour with Alexisonfire, Falling In Reverse and Kim Dracula.

Tour Dates (w/Falling In Reverse):

05/19 – Daytona International Speedway – Rockville Festival
05/26 – Columbus, Ohio – Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival
06/09 – Los Angeles,CA – Kia Forum
06/23 – New York,NY – Madison Square Garden
07/18 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
07/19 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/21 – Québec City, QC – Videotron Centre
07/22 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
07/24 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
07/26 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
07/28 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/29 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
07/31 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
08/02 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
08/04 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
08/05 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
08/07 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
09/16 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
09/17 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/19 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/20 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/22 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
09/25 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
09/26 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
09/28 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena^
09/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
10/02 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
10/03 – Portland, OR – MODA Center
10/07 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/08 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
10/10 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
10/12 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/13 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
10/15 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

^Without Falling in Reverse

Avenged Sevenfold release Life Is But a Dream…, on June 2nd via Warner Records and you can pre-order your copy here.

Avenged Sevenfold ‘Life Is But A Dream...’ Album Artwork
Avenged Sevenfold ‘Life Is But A Dream…’ Album Artwork

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.