North American Tour Dates Announced







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 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 LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com.  A full list of cities and on sale dates for the dates is below.  Beginning today, fans can click here or visit http://bit.ly/Sabbath_RSVPto RSVP for early access to presale tickets available Thursday, May 2. VIP Packages are also available at VIPNation.com.


BLACK SABBATH launched their world tour on April 20 with two shows in Auckland, 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.


Here’s some critical feedback from BLACK SABBATH’s opening night:


New Zealand Herald (4-21-13) Black Sabbath brought together fans young and old…in horn-throwing, fist-pumping fashion…[Ozzy] jumped and stomped about the stage with passion and energy to burn. Could he still cut it? Yes, he could…Black Sabbath's spark lit up the arena.”


Stuff.co.nz (4-21-13):  “Black Sabbath still the kings…on a night when Sabbath proved just why they belong in the unique pantheon of true rock greats…you realise that catching Sabbath at this stage in their long career was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”


DATE                           CITY                           VENUE

+Thu- Jul 25               Houston, TX                 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

+Sat-Jul 27                 Austin, TX                     Frank Erwin Center

<Mon-Jul 29               Tampa, FL                    Live Nation Amphitheatre

+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 Amphitheatre

+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

<On sale, Saturday, May 11