Avenged Sevenfold will play a free show at HP Pavillion and tour in 2011.

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.

Submit your info now to secure a spot for Avenged Sevenfold’s upcoming free performance. Also, check their full run of 2012 tour dates below (which cost money – booo!)

11/23 – Ft. Meyers, FL – Germain Arena
11/25 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
11/26 – Augusta, GA – James Brown Arena
11/28 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center
11/29 – Pikeville, KY – East Kentucky Expo Center
11/30 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial
12/02 – Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center
12/03 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
12/06 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
12/07 – Duluth, MN – Amsoil Arena
12/09 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
12/10 – Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center
12/12 – Billings, MT – Metra Park Arena
12/13 – Missoula, MT – Adams Center
12/16 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion (free)
12/14 – Yakima, WA – Sun Dome
12/17 – Ontario, CA – Citizens Business Bank Arena

If you’ve been overcome with the desire to give these guys money for being so cool to us, we recommend finding tickets to one of their upcoming tour stops.