Here`s the press release from the official Black Sabbath website:
Australian Tour 2013
Original Band Members Reunite for First Aussie Shows in nearly 40 Years
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2012 – BLACK SABBATH – the band credited with creating heavy metal and one of the most influential bands of all time - today announced their widely rumored and highly anticipated reunion for their first Australian shows in nearly 40 years.
Original band members – the Prince of Darkness himself: Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler and guitarist Tony Iommi will make a thunderous return to Australia in April 2013 for arena shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, in their first Aussie shows since 1974.
Tickets for these once-in-a-lifetime shows will go on sale at midday, Thursday November 8.
My Live Nation members can access tickets first, during the exclusive member pre-sale starting at 9am tomorrow, Friday November 2. Sign up at www.livenation.com.au
Hailing from Birmingham, England, Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut album on February 13, 1970. Their follow up album, the seminal masterpiece, UK #1 album Paranoid, - featured the all-time rock anthems War Pigs and Iron Man as well as the title track, Paranoid.
Black Sabbath has sold in excess of 70 million records worldwide. More than 40 years on, this Iconic band continues to be held in the highest regard:
“Greatest Metal Band of All Time” – MTV
“Amongst the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time” – Rolling Stone
“Iron Man…One of the Greatest Metal Songs of All Time” – VH-1
“Paranoid is the birthplace of heavy metal” – Time Magazine
Black Sabbath was honoured with an induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005, followed by the US Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, where they were inducted by Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.
In June 2012 Black Sabbath memorably headlined the 10th Download Festival at Donington before a crowd of 100,000. They followed that show in August with a much talked about headlining set at 2012’s sold-out Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago.
Black Sabbath is currently recording their first new studio album in more than 33 years, helmed by seven-time Grammy winning producer, Rick Rubin. The album is due for release in April 2013.
Prepare to be blown away by these living Rock Legends:
BLACK SABBATH. Never Say Die!
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE THURSDAY APRIL 25
SYDNEY ALLPHONES ARENA SATURDAY APRIL 27
MELBOURNE ROD LAVER ARENA WEDNESDAY MAY 1
PERTH PERTH ARENA SATURDAY MAY 4
TICKETS ON SALE MIDDAY THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8
My Live Nation pre-sale runs from 9am Friday Nov 2 until 5pm Monday Nov 5*
MyTicketek pre-sale runs from 10am Nov 6 until 5pm Wednesday Nov 7*
*or until allocation is exhausted
For complete tour and ticketing information, visit: www.livenation.com.au