AVENGED SEVENFOLD GUITARIST SYNYSTER GATES TOLD LOUDWIRE THAT HE HAD TO HEAD RIGHT BACK ON THE ROAD AFTER HE AND HIS WIFE WELCOMED A BABY BOY INTO THE WORLD OVER THE WEEKEND. GATES WENT HOME LAST FRIDAY AFTER HIS WIFE WENT INTO EARLY LABOR, FORCING AVENGED SEVENFOLD TO MISS THAT NIGHT’S OPENING SLOT ON THE METALLICA TOUR IN PHILADELPHIA. HE REJOINED THE BAND ON SUNDAY FOR A SHOW THAT NIGHT IN NEW JERSEY, ALSO WITH METALLICA. AVENGED SEVENFOLD IS SCHEDULED TO JUMP OFF THE METALLICA TOUR FOR THE NEXT THREE AND A HALF WEEKS, REJOINING THE BILL ON JUNE 7TH IN DENVER.