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Andrew WK

Black Sabbath, whose current lineup includes Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk, are going on a tour this year in support of their new album, 13, and they've just announced that professional partier Andrew WK (who just broke a world drum record) will be joining them on tour to open each night with a DJ set before Sabbath play. Regarding being asked to join the tour, Andrew said:

I'm just shocked. It's just the most incredible dream come true! This is the greatest honor I could be given. I remember when the phone rang and I first heard that Black Sabbath wanted me to be their exclusive opening act. I was really in a state of disbelief - almost sick with amazement and excitement. It took about 3 days until I fully mastered the reality of this opportunity and realized it was really going to happen. Black Sabbath's music changed my life from the first time I heard it, and this tour will change my life all over again. I couldn't be more thankful or humbled by this one-in-a-billion miracle. Can this really be real!? What kind of adventure will this be!?
The tour never actually hits NYC but it comes close on August 4 at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel, NJ) and August 8 at Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT). The NJ show appears sold out at the moment, but tickets are still available for the CT show.

All dates are listed, along with a video of Andrew WK performing with Ozzy's daughter Kelly Osbourne, below...

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Andrew WK & Kelly Osbourne - "She Is Beautiful"

Black Sabbath -- 2013 Tour Dates
July 25, 2013 - Woodlands, Texas - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 27, 2013 - Austin, Texas - Frank Erwin Center
July 29, 2013 - Tampa, Florida - Live Nation Amphitheatre
July 31, 2013 - West Palm Beach, Florida - Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 2, 2013 - Bristow, Virginia - Jiffy Lube Live
August 4, 2013 - Holmdel, New Jersey - PNC Bank Arts Center
August 6, 2013 - Clarkston, Michigan - DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 8, 2013 - Uncasville, Connecticut - Mohegan Sun Arena
August 10, 2013 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Wells Fargo Center
August 12, 2013 - Mansfield, Massachusetts - Comcast Center
August 14, 2013 - Toronto, Canada - Air Canada Center
August 16, 2013 - Tinley Park, Illinois - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 18, 2013 - Noblesville, Indiana - Klipsch Music Center
August 22, 2013 - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Rogers Arena
August 24, 2013 - George, Washington - Gorge Amphitheatre
August 26, 2013 - Mountain View, California - Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 28, 2013 - Irvine, California - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 30, 2013 - Pheonix, Arizona - US Airways Center
September 1, 2013 - Las Vegas, Nevada - MGM Grand Garden Arena
September 3, 2013 - Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles Sports Arena

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Comments (25)

"The tour never actually hits NYC"

Not yet it doesn't. NYC/Brooklyn dates to be announced at some point. They will be playing here. PNC sucks ass and I guess Sabbath decided they wanted to be thought of as jokes with this Andrew WK announcement.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2013 2:36 PM

DJ??? He DJ's?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2013 2:37 PM

^^^ you're a s%$thead. that comment is so 2000.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2013 2:54 PM

They're only playing NJ. When will people accept this?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2013 2:57 PM

^They won't cause it is not true. You will see Mr. Clueless.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2013 2:59 PM

All it takes is a laptop and connections to be A DJ anymore. Whack.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2013 3:16 PM

2:59 is clueless

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2013 3:31 PM

lol @ “mastered the reality”

Posted by mittens | June 27, 2013 3:35 PM

Andrew will change his positive attitude after a few days around Sharon Osbourne.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2013 3:40 PM

DJ??? He DJ's?

No. He doesn't DJ's. There's no possessive or plural action going on there. So get the ' the fuck outta that statement!

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2013 4:11 PM

@3:31 you wish

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2013 4:21 PM

Wilk is not the drummer for the tour.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2013 4:28 PM

He gives BJs

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2013 5:03 PM

What, sabbath wouldn't shell out for WK's full band? lame

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2013 5:16 PM

NYC show confirmed September 2

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2013 5:19 PM

Ozzy sucking confirmed July 25-September 3

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2013 8:41 PM

^ your mom sucking confirmed now - forever

Posted by Ed | June 27, 2013 8:44 PM

Europe/UK gets Uncle Acid as the opener & we get this bullshit???

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 8:55 AM

headless cross.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 8:56 PM

Having a DJ as an opener is like serving Sabra at a dinner party.
It will satisfy you, but your guests hoped for something more robust.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 9:09 PM

4:28 +1

Posted by A place to place the feces | June 29, 2013 11:47 AM

Media Creation.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2013 6:19 PM

way to keep it hummus, 9:09

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2013 11:20 PM

I expected Andrew to be RAVAGED on by Fox, but... man, they actually gave him a fair legitimate interview! Thanks Fox :D

Posted by Alejandra | May 28, 2014 4:55 AM

She doesn't have near the energy that Andrew has!

Posted by Bowhay | October 6, 2014 8:57 AM

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