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