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Black Sabbath at PNC Bank Arts Center in August (more by Greg Cristman)
Black Sabbath, who are currently reunited with Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler all in tow (no Bill Ward though), have a new album out, and went on a tour over the summer which brought them to Connecticut, New Jersey, and other places. It felt a little strange that they omitted NYC, but they've now announced another tour for 2014 which kicks off at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on March 31! Tickets for the Barclays Center show go on sale Friday, November 22 at 10 AM. No openers announced yet, but Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats are opening their November/December European tour. All dates are listed below.
Sabbath are also documenting their 2013 tour with a new live DVD/CD Black Sabbath: Live...Gathered in Their Masses, which will be out on November 26 via Vertigo/Republic. Check out the tracklist below and more info, including different combo pack options, here. Ozzy and Geezer discussed the album at the Grammy Museum last week (11/6), you can watch a video of that conversation here.
In related news, Tony Iommi is receiving a degree honor from Coventry University. Reports BBC:
The founder member of the Birmingham heavy metal band will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by Coventry University on 19 November.And in more related news, don't give Bill Ward a copy of Sabbath's new album. "I haven't heard anything off that album at all," Bill told Rock Cellar Magazine. "And to be quite honest, I don't care to either. It's too painful. If I want to rip my guts out, I'll put it on."
Iommi will be heading straight from the graduation ceremony at Coventry Cathedral to join Black Sabbath in Helsinki for the start of their latest European tour.
He has sold more than 80 million records worldwide during his career.
Iommi said was "a great honour" to receive the doctorate.
He added: "I'd like to thank everyone at Coventry University for my nomination and look forward to meeting them at the ceremony."
All dates are listed, along with the DVD/CD tracklist and a recent live video, below...
Black Sabbath live in Sydney 2013 (Full Set)
Black Sabbath: Live...Gathered in Their Masses Tracklist:
1. War Pigs
2. Into The Void
5. Black Sabbath
6. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
9. Fairies Wear Boots
10. Symptom Of The Universe
11. Iron Man
12. End Of The Beginning
13. Children Of The Grave
14. God Is Dead?
1. War Pigs
3. Black Sabbath
6. Iron Man
7. End Of The Beginning
8. Fairies Wear Boots
9. God Is Dead?
Black Sabbath -- 2013 European Tour Dates
Nov Wed 20 - Hartwall Arena, Helsinki
Nov Fri 22 - Friends Arena, Stockholm
Nov Sun 24 - Telenor Arena, Oslo
Nov Tue 26 - Forum, Copenhagen
Nov Thu 28 - Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
Nov Sat 30 - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund
Dec Mon 2 - Bercy, Paris
Dec Wed 4 - Festhalle, Frankfurt
Dec Sat 7 - O2 Arena, Prague
Dec Tue 10 - The O2, London
Dec Thu 12 - Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Dec Sat 14 - Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
Dec Mon 16 - Hydro, Glasgow
Dec Wed 18 - Manchester Arena, Manchester
Dec Fri 20 - LG Arena, Birmingham
Dec Sun 22 - National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats support on all dates
Black Sabbath -- 2014 North American Tour Dates
Mon 3/31 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Thu 4/3 Halifax, NS Metro Centre
Sat 4/5 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi
Mon 4/7 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Wed 4/9 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
Fri 4/11 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
Sun 4/13 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
Wed 4/16 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Fri 4/18 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
Sun 4/20 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Tue 4/22 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Sat 4/26 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl