Avenged Sevenfold have announced 2011 tour dates, including a FREE show on December 16th, 2011 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. The free show atones for their cancelled performance at Live 105′s Uproar Festival in Mountain View, CA last month – those previously bummed out fans will be able to exchange their Uproar passes for priority tickets to this show, which guarantees first entry to the venue and first choice of seats. Your window for making the swap and securing those priority passes is small, though: you have until 11/23/11 at midnight PST to claim your exchange. After that, you get relegated in with the rest of the plebes trying to get their hands on these tickets.
However – and this is where we really commend the band for going above and beyond – even if you never had a ticket to Uproar, you’re still invited to the free show. The guys felt bad depriving the Bay Area of a performance, so once the Uproar fans get taken care of, the rest of the seats are fair game. We’re impressed at the gesture – the fact they offered a way better make-up deal than anyone expected demonstrates a true and earnest appreciation of their fanbase – something we can get behind. Kudos Avenged Sevenfold, we hope the place is packed.