Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler kicked off the band’s first full-fledged world tour since 2005 last weekend with two nights in Auckland, New Zealand, at Vector Arena.
“The founding fathers of heavy metal marched confidently to the stage and showed Auckland how it’s done,” The New Zealand Herald wrote.
“Ozzy, at 64, jumped and stomped about the stage with passion and energy to burn. Could he still cut it? Yes, he could … Grinning and grinding alongside him were his equally venerable co-founders. Geezer Butler provided a masterclass for bass guitar geeks, and Tony Iommi’s gentlemanly presence was a fascinating counterpoint to the sledgehammer riffs he brought down again and again.”
After half a dozen more dates Down Under, Black Sabbath will take the stage at the inaugural Ozzfest Japan May 12.
And then the North American tour begins July 25 in Texas. Check out the new dates below:
July 25 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 27 – Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center
July 29 – Tampa, Fla., Live Nation Amphitheatre
July 31 – West Palm Beach, Fla., Cruzan Amphitheatre
Aug. 2 – Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 6 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 8 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 10 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
Aug. 12 – Mansfield, Mass., Comcast Center
Aug. 16 – Tinley Park, Ill., First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 18 – Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 22 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
Aug. 26 – Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 28 – Irvine, Calif., Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 30 – Phoenix, Ariz., US Airways Center
Sept. 1 – Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena
To get access to the presale beginning May 2, you’ll want to log into Facebook and click here. Tickets for select dates go on sale to the general public beginning May 3.
VIP packages are also available at VIPNation.com
For more information visit BlackSabbath.com