Friday, April 26, 2013

Black Sabbath announces 20-city North American tour

Following the overwhelming response to the initial announcement of just four tour dates, BLACK SABBATH have now confirmed a full 20-city North American trek.  Launching July 25 in Houston, TX, the tour will include shows in Irvine, Philadelphia, Boston, Tinley Park (Chicago), San Francisco and other major markets, along with the previously announced stops in Holmdel, NJ (NY-area), Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto, ON. Tickets for the newly announced dates will go on sale starting Friday, May 3 at and  A full list of cities and on sale dates for the dates is below.  Beginning today, fans can click here or visit to RSVP for early access to presale ticket savailable Thursday, May 2.  VIP Packages are also available at

BLACK SABBATH launched their world tour on April 20 with two shows inAuckland, NZ.  They are now in Australia for performances in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, before heading to Tokyo for the first-ever Ozzfest in Japan on May 12.

Along the overseas tour, BLACK SABBATH--OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI and GEEZER BUTLER--are previewing music from their forthcoming 13.  On the new album, due out June 11, the band that defined heavy metal picks up immediately where they left off with eight sprawling songs (five of them are over eight minutes) that possess every ounce of the maniacal vitality of the Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees’ trailblazing work in the '70s. Songs such as “End of the Beginning,” “Loner,” “Dear Father” and “Age of Reason” reinforce 13’s testament to the enduring relevance of BLACK SABBATH's long-running reign.  Produced by Rick Rubin (seven-time Grammy winner, two of those as Producer of the Year), 13 will be released on Vertigo (worldwide) and Vertigo/Republic in the U.S.

DATE                    CITY                     VENUE
+Thu- Jul 25                   Houston, TX          Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
+Sat-Jul 27           Austin, TX             Frank Erwin Center
+Wed-Jul 31                   W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
~Fri-Aug 02          Bristow, VA            Jiffy Lube Live
*Sun-Aug 04        Holmdel, NJ           PNC Bank Arts Center
+Tue-Aug 06        Detroit, MI             DTE Energy Music Theatre
+Thu-Aug 08        Uncasville, CT        Mohegan Sun Arena
+Sat-Aug 10                   Philadelphia, PA     Wells Fargo Center
^Mon-Aug 12        Boston, MA            Comcast Center
*Wed-Aug 14        Toronto, ON           Air Canada Centre
+Fri Aug 16           Tinley Park, IL       First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
+Sun-Aug 18        Indianapolis, IN     Klipsch Music Center
+Thu-Aug 22        Vancouver, BC       Rogers Arena
*Sat-Aug 24                   Seattle, WA           Gorge Amphitheatre
+Mon-Aug 26        San Francisco, CA  Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
+Wed-Aug 28     Irvine, CA            Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
+Fri-Aug 30          Phoenix, AZ           US Airways Center
+Sun-Sep 01        Las Vegas, NV       MGM Grand Garden Arena
*Tue-Sep 03                   Los Angeles, CA     Los Angeles Sports Arena

*Previously announced date.
^On sale Friday, May 3
+On sale Saturday, May 4
~On sale, Friday May 10

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