Black Sabbath Announce Full North American Tour

Band expands four dates into 20 beginning July 25th

April 25, 2013 4:15 PM ET
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Black Sabbath have expanded their four 2013 tour dates into a full, 20-date North American trek that kicks off July 25th in Houston, Texas.

The heavy metal overlords are currently performing in Australia and New Zealand, with a Tokyo show set for May 12th at the first-ever Ozzfest in Japan. When Sabbath return stateside, they'll hit cities including Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco along with their already-announced dates in Los Angeles, Seattle, Toronto and Holmdel, New Jersey.

Black Sabbath Preview New Song in '13' Album Art Reveal

Sabbath will release their new album, 13, on June 11th, marking the band's first album with frontman Ozzy Osbourne since 1978's Never Say Die! The new song "God Is Dead?" recently premiered on radio, and another new cut, "End of the Beginning," will debut on the May 15th season finale of CSI.

Most tickets for the new dates will go on sale Friday, May 3rd on Live Nation and Ticketmaster; starting today, fans can RSVP for early access to presale tickets available on May 2nd through the Black Sabbath Facebook page. VIP ticket packages are also available. You can check out the full list of Black Sabbath's North American tour and on-sale dates below.

7/25 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (on sale May 4th)
7/27 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center (on sale May 4th)
7/29 Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre (on sale May 11th)
7/31 W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre (on sale May 4th)
8/2 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live (on sale May 10th)
8/4 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
8/6 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre (on sale May 4th)
8/8 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena (on sale May 4th)
8/10 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center (on sale May 4th)
8/12 Boston, MA – Comcast Center
8/14 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
8/16 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (on sale May 4th)
8/18 Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center (on sale May 4th)
8/22 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena (on sale May 4th)
8/24 Seattle, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
8/26 San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View (on sale May 4th)
8/28 Irvine, CA – – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/30 Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
9/1 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
9/3 Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Sports Arena

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