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UPDATE: Saturday, May 13 at 2:02 p.m. EST

Avenged Sevenfold reschedule canceled Philly show

ORIGINAL POST: Friday, May 12 at 11 a.m. EST

Avenged Sevenfold have canceled their performance for tonight, May 12, at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field with Metallica.

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Metallica and openers Volbeat are still scheduled to perform. A7X were forced to cancel after guitarist Synyster Gates' wife, Michelle, unexpectedly went into labor—Gates hurried home to be present for the birth of their first child.

See the rest of Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold's joint tour dates below.

A7X posted this note of the cancellation on their website:

“Sending love to our brother Synyster Gates, who flew home to be with his wife Michelle, who unexpectedly went into early labor with the birth of their first child. Unfortunately, this also means we won’t be able to play tonight’s gig with Metallica. We’ll miss seeing you all but know you’re in for an incredible show with the mighty Metallica and Volbeat. Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the A7X family and thanks so much for your support and understanding. We’ll see you all Sunday in New Jersey.”

Metallica & Avenged Sevenfold tour dates:

05/14 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
06/07 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field
06/11 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
06/14 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
06/16 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium
06/18 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
07/05 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium
07/07 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
07/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Suntrust Park
07/12 – Detroit, MI @ Comercia Park
07/16 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
07/19 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
07/29 – Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl
08/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ University Of Phoenix Stadium
08/06 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
08/09 – Seattle, WA @ Centurylink Field
08/14 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place
08/16 – Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium

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