AVENGED SEVENFOLD WAS FORCED TO MISS FRIDAY NIGHT’S CONCERT AT LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD IN PHILADELPHIA AS THE SUPPORT ACT FOR METALLICA AFTER THE BAND’S GUITARIST, SYNYSTER GATES, FLEW HOME TO BE WITH HIS WIFE MICHELLE. GATES’ SPOUSE UNEXPECTEDLY WENT INTO EARLY LABOR WITH THE BIRTH OF THEIR FIRST CHILD. THE BAND WAS SCHEDULED AT PRESS TIME TO RESUME THE TOUR WITH METALLICA ON SUNDAY AT METLIFE STADIUM IN EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY. AVENGED SEVENFOLD IS TOURING IN SUPPORT OF ITS SEVENTH ALBUM, THE STAGE, WHICH WAS RELEASED AT THE END OF OCTOBER.