blacksabb2013 Following the overwhelming response to the initial announcement of just four tour dates, Black Sabbath have now confirmed a full 20-city North American tour. Beginning July 25th 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 3rd at and A full list of cities and on sale dates for the dates is below. Beginning today, fans can go to to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available Thursday, May 2nd. VIP Packages are also available at

Black Sabbath launched their world tour on April 20th 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 12th.

Along the overseas tour, Black SAabbath–Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler–are previewing music from their forthcoming 13. On the new album, due out June 11th, 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.

Black Sabbath North American Tour Dates

Jul 25th Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jul 27th Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Jul 29th Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
Jul 31st W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

Aug 2nd Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 4th Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 6th Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 8th Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug 10th Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Aug 12th Boston, MA Comcast Center
Aug 14th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Aug 16th Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug 18th Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
Aug 22nd Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Aug 24th Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Aug 26th San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
Aug 28th Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug 30th Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center

Sep 1st Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sep 3rd Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Sports Arena

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


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  • vinnie the wiz on

    you know sharon, and ozzy, are the driving force behind this project and they didnt want to give bill his fair share. its just not cool, the guy was around from day one and now u replace him with the tool from rage in the studio and ozzys dickhead tour drummer. ill stick to the reunion memories of the original sabbath and the heaven and hell incarnation. im done supporting those two

    • David on

      But Sharon doesn’t manage Black Sabbath. She only manages Ozzy. Geezer is managed by his wife Gloria and the last I heard Tony Iommi is managed by Ernest Chapman. So they are all managed separately. From what I understand Bill asked for way more than what the others were getting, and let’s not forget that Tony Iommi owns, or at least did, the name Black Sabbath and if anyone is the driving force behind them it is him. I think because Ozzy is the most high profiled member of the band, and that Sharon manages him, people are putting two and two together and getting eight. Admittedly, unless you are a part of the machine you will never know the real reason, so all you will get is speculation. I personally don’t think that Ozzy would allow Bill to get treated badly on purpose as he and Bill are very good friends. But business is business.

  • Garett on

    isnt this the same things as KISS without ACE and PETER … Sabbath without Ward is just a cover band

    • Eddie on

      NO! How can anyone NOT see the difference between replacement members and replacement impersonators? Impersonation of others = tribute!

  • tim on

    maybe sharon and ozzy did not want bill in the line-up. but you got to blame tony and geezer too. they both should have told ozzy “its all 4 of us or no deal”. their all to blame for treating ward like that

  • bigsled on

    You sound like Gene $immons lol !
    Bill would have been perfectly happy with 25% . He had his bags packed to go record .
    Its pretty much common knowledge Tony & Ozzy think they should get paid more just like Simmons thought he should get paid more . Simmons & Stanley were playing 1/2 to 3/4 full arena’s in alot of cities in the 80’s thru the revenge tour. Then Ace & Peter come along and they sellout everywhere and make millions setting the stage for $immons to be able to dress up a session player and a kiss tribute band guitar player to put on the makeup and become $immons puppets ..
    This isnt a Sabbath reunion nor a Sabbath cd release….
    Nor is it a real Van Halen reunion without Michael .
    Ozzy will be lip syncing and reading his teleprompter

    • Todd on

      I agree with you about Sabbath And Van Halen. It’s hard to believe that Bill Ward would be THAT unreasonable, it just doesn’t seem like his personality.

  • Greg on

    I hope Ozzy sings incoherently and rocks back and forth like a geriatric savant. Pretty sure he will.

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