The sugarplums will no longer be dancing in your head and you will no longer be expecting a big sack of gifts from Santa Claus by the time Avenged Sevenfold return to the road. The band will kick off 2011 with their Nightmare After Christmas Tour, which begins Jan. 20 in Reading, Pa. Enjoy your holiday celebrations and libations while you can, as the band will haunt venues, with Hollywood Undead and their UPROAR main stage tourmates Stone Sour in tow.

The nightmare will come to life as A7X will include a brand new production set up and 'slay bells' will ring throughout 18 markets. Tickets go on sale beginning Dec. 3 for some shows.

Avenged Sevenfold's Nightmare After Christmas Tour dates

Jan 20, Reading, PA Sovereign Center

Jan 22, Lowell, MA Tsongas Center

Jan 23, Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena

Jan 25, Huntington, WV Big Sandy Arena

Jan 26, Knoxville, TN Knoxville Coliseum

Jan 28, Lexington, KY Rupp Arena

Jan 29, Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena

Jan 30, Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium

Feb 1, Moline, IL iWireless Center

Feb 2, La Crosse, WI La Crosse Center

Feb 4, Battlecreek, MI Kellogg Arena

Feb 5, Detriot, MI TBD

Feb 7, Sioux City, IA Tyson Center

Feb 8, Grand Island, NE Heartland Events Center

Feb 11, Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena

Feb 12, Kennewick, WA Toyota Center