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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...


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