Black Sabbath Confirm North American Tour -
Following the overwhelming response to the initial announcementof just four tour dates, Black Sabbath have now confirmed a full20-city North American trek.
Launching July 25 in Houston, TX, the tour will include shows inPhiladelphia, Boston, Tinley Park (Chicago), San Francisco andother major markets, along with the previously announced stops inHolmdel, NJ (NY-area), Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto, ON.Tickets for the newly announced dates will go on sale startingFriday, May 3 at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com. A fulllist of cities and on sale dates for the dates is below.
Black Sabbath launched their world tour on April 20 with twoshows in Auckland, NZ. They are now in Australia forperformances in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide,before heading to Tokyo for the first-ever Ozzfest in Japan on May12.
Along the overseas tour, Black Sabbath are previewing music fromtheir forthcoming album '13.' On the new album, due out June11, the band that defined heavy metal picks up immediately wherethey left off with eight sprawling songs (five of them are overeight minutes) that possess every ounce of the maniacal vitality ofthe Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees'trailblazing work in the '70s. Songs such as 'End of theBeginning,' 'Loner,' 'Dear Father' and 'Age of Reason' reinforce13's testament to the enduring relevance of Black Sabbathlong-running reign.
Here's some critical feedback from Black Sabbath's openingnight:
New Zealand Herald(4-21-13):
"Black Sabbath brought together fans young and old…inhorn-throwing, fist-pumping fashion…[Ozzy] jumped and stomped aboutthe 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 Sabbathproved just why they belong in the unique pantheon of true rockgreats…you realise that catching Sabbath at this stage in theirlong career was definitely a once-in-a-lifetimeexperience."