It's been a busy news day for Avenged Sevenfold fans. Earlier, the band unveiled the full version of their new single 'Hail to the King,' and now they have announced an October tour of the United States with Deftones and Ghost B.C.

A7X's trek will kick off Oct. 3 in Chicago and run through an Oct. 26 gig in Las Vegas. With Deftones and Ghost B.C. on the bill, it should be one of the year's most anticipated rock tours. See the list of dates and cities below. Venues and on-sale information will be announced shortly.

Avenged Sevenfold will also play a free show at the Hollywood Palladium on Aug. 26. That's one day before the release of 'Hail to the King,' their sixth studio album. Produced by Mike Elizondo, it's the band's first album with drummer Arin Ilegay.

Fans can now pre-order a special, limited-edition box set of 'Hail To The King.' The antique gold colored embossed foil wrapped "treasure box" will feature exclusive artwork and include a deluxe version of the album on CD with a download card to an extra bonus track, an exclusive print, a 20-page photo book, 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.

Fans that purchase the box set will also receive pre-sale access to the upcoming U.S. tour. The box set is available for purchase here for $99.99.

Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones and Ghost B.C. Tour Dates:

10/3/13 -- Chicago, Ill.
10/5/13 -- Indianapolis, Ind.
10/6/13 -- Cincinnati, Ohio
10/8/13 -- Baltimore, Md.
10/9/13 -- Boston, Mass.
10/12/13 -- Bloomington, Ill.
10/13/13 -- Detroit, Mich.
10/15/13 -- Atlanta, Ga.
10/16/13 -- Orlando, Fla.
10/18/13 -- Houston, Texas
10/19/13 -- Dallas, Texas
10/20/13 -- San Antonio, Texas
10/22/13 -- Omaha, Neb.
10/23/13 -- Oklahoma City, Okla.
10/26/13 -- Las Vegas, Nev.