Black Sabbath, who have already made announcements about their new album (It will be titled ‘13’ and will be released in June 2013) and the news that Ozzy will be joining them, have now released info on some tour dates with the line-up.
Their new record will be the first since 1978’s ‘Never Say Die!’ to feature three of the quartet’s original line-up.
Frontman Ozzy Osbourne will be joined by Tony Iommi and Geezer Buttler, although the drummer Bill Ward will not be making an appearance.
Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk replaced him on the sticks in the studio.
Bill was not part of the reunion at the band’s recent appearance at Download 2012 – this was because of a contractual dispute, and Sabbath don’t expect him to return anytime soon.
Black Sabbath 2013 Tour Dates:
04/25 – Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
04/27 – Sydney, AU @ Allphones Arena
05/01 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
05/04 – Perth, AU @ Perth Arena
05/11-12 – Chiba City, JP @ Ozzfest Japan
More dates are expected.
There were fears the band’s reunion and any consequent touring may be affected by Tony Iommi’s cancer diagnosis last year – but he has responded well to treatments.
Check the Sabbath site regularly for tour updates : www.blacksabbath.com