Black Sabbath Confirm 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
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.
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
Along the overseas tour, Black Sabbath are previewing music from
their forthcoming album '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
Here's some critical feedback from Black Sabbath's opening
New Zealand Herald
"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."
"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