Black Sabbath Announce ’13’ New Album Set For June Release

At last, we have a release schedule for the long-awaited new album from Black Sabbath.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

Rock legends and heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have announced the title of their new album, 13, which will be released this June (exact date TBA). The original members of Sabbath except drummer Bill Ward have recorded the album primarily in Los Angeles and were joined at the sessions by drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine). 

Produced by Rick Rubin (seven-time Grammy winner), the album – which we first heard of over a year ago – will be released on Vertigo(worldwide) and Vertigo/Republic in the U.S. 13 marks the legends' return to Vertigo, the band's original label; it’s the groups first studio album together since1978 Never Say Die! They have sold over 70 million albums together.

In advance of the album’s release, Black Sabbath will head to New Zealand, Australia and Japan for live performances (see below for tour dates).  Additional tour plans will be revealed in the coming months.

BLACK SABBATH’s initial tour dates are as follows:

DATE               CITY                                       VENUE

Sat 4/20        Auckland, New Zealand       Vector Arena

Mon 4/22       Auckland, New Zealand       Vector Arena

Thu 4/25        Brisbane, Australia             Entertainment Centre

Sat 4/27        Sydney, Australia               All Phones Arena

Mon 4/29        Melbourne, Australia           Rod Laver Arena

Wed 5/1         Melbourne, Australia           Rod Laver Arena

Sat 5/4          Perth, Australia                  Perth Arena

Sun 5/12        Tokyo, Japan                     Ozzfest – Makuhari Messe