Avenged Sevenfold is preparing for the August 27 release of their latest album Hail to the King and to keep us satisfied until that time, they have released the title track from the album as the first single. You can check out "Hail to the King" above. The band has also announced the initial dates to their first headlining North American tour in support of the album which is scheduled to kick off October 3 in Chicago.

Although the exact venues and itineraries for the tour are not official (they should be solidified in the next couple weeks), we do know that Avenged will be joined by Deftones and Ghost B.C. for the entire tour. Here's the list of dates so far (subject to change).

October 3 - Chicago, IL
October 5 - Indianapolis, IN
October 6 - Cincinnati, OH
October 8 - Baltimore, MD
October 9 - Boston, MA
October 12 - Bloomington, IL
October 13 - Detroit, MI
October 15 - Atlanta, GA
October 16 - Orlando, FL
October 18 - Houston, TX
October 19 - Dallas, TX
October 20 - San Antonio, TX
October 22 - Omaha, NE
October 23 - Oklahoma City, OK
October 26 - Las Vegas, NV

And if you’re planning on buying the album, you should think about ordering the Limited Edition Box Set for Hail to the Kingit'll defiantly be worth it. The package will come with a deluxe version of the album on CD with a download card to an extra bonus track, an exclusive canvas print, a 20-page photo book featuring photos of the band throughout the years, a Death Bat Challenge Coin, Death Bat Skeleton Key, an instant download of the new single, and a download of the album on street date as well as pre-sale access to the upcoming tour.