Black Sabbath And Ozzy Osbourne Returning With ’13’ In June
January 12, 2013
Rock legends Black Sabbath have announced the title of their new album, ’13’, which will be released this June (exact date to be announced).
The original Black Sabbath — Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass) — have recorded the album primarily in Los Angeles and were joined at the sessions by drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine). Original drummer Bill Ward will not be part of the album as he was involved in a contract dispute with the band in early 2012, saying at the time that he is “unable to continue unless a ‘signable’ contract is drawn up; a contract that reflects some dignity and respect toward me as an original member of the band.”
Produced by Rick Rubin (seven-time Grammy winner, two of those as ‘Producer of the Year’), the album will be released on Vertigo (worldwide) and Vertigo/Republic in the U.S. ’13’ marks the Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees’ return to Vertigo, the band’s original label; it’s the group’s first studio album together since 1978’s ‘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. Additional tour plans will be revealed in the coming months.
Black Sabbath’s initial tour dates are as follows:
4/20 Auckland, New Zealand – Vector Arena
4/22 Auckland, New Zealand – Vector Arena
4/25 Brisbane, Australia – Entertainment Centre
4/27 Sydney, Australia – All Phones Arena
4/29 Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
5/1 Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
5/4 Perth, Australia – Perth Arena
5/12 Tokyo, Japan – Ozzfest – Makuhari Messe
Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com