Avenged Sevenfold have canceled their July 16 concert in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and it's disappointing news for fans who were waiting to hear new music from the band. Tickets for the concert, which was to also feature special guests Fight or Flight, are refundable at point of purchase.

"We regret to inform our fans in La Crosse that we have only now learned that the production requirements for our current tour unfortunately are not possible in the La Crosse Center," said the band in a statement (excerpted by Blabbermouth). "We will be back to the area soon to bring our fans the kind of show they have come to expect from us." No further details on what those "production requirements" entailed and while it is unfortunate, it does whet our appetite to see exactly what their show will look like.

'Hail to the King,' the band's sixth studio album, hits stores on Aug. 27, and the title track was just released to radio this week. On July 17, Avenged Sevenfold play the Rock USA festival in Oshkosh, Wis. One highlight of their summer dates will include an Aug. 26 engagement at Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium, where they will play a free show for their devoted fans.

Hitting the road and promoting their album are not the only functions of a successful musician, as paying it forward musically is also a welcome activity. Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates recently teamed up with Guitar Center and Schecter Guitar Research to give musicians a shot to attend a Master Class taught by the guitarist. Submissions for the contest begin July 15.