Black Sabbath 2015 News

(Update 9/4/15): Black Sabbath has announced they’ll be heading out on a final tour! “The End” tour will kick off on January 20 in Omaha, NE. Click here for more information.

Black Sabbath is ending. To celebrate the success of the legendary band on last time, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler will headline this year’s Ozzfest Japan. While the band’s original drummer, Bill Ward, has yet to accept his invitation to the November 22 affair, Ozzy Osbourne has gone on the record as saying that a true reunion would be a “great way for the four of us to end such a wonderful experience of being Black Sabbath.” Stay tuned for more info as it unfolds!

Black Sabbath are pulling a Morrissey and have canceled their final performance ever, which was to take place at this year’s Ozzfest Japan. While no official reason was given, Ozzy Osborne will instead perform a solo set accompanied by yet-to-be-announced special guests. The event takes place in Tokyo on November 22.

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Black Sabbath News 2014

Could Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath be getting ready to set off on their final tour? According to Osbourne’s latest interview with Metal Hammer, the band has tapped producer Rick Rubin to produce their next album—the follow up to 13, released in 2013. After the record is done, the band will get together for one final tour before calling it quits for good. Osbourne noted, “the whole Sabbath experience this time around was great… It was a lot of fun. So we’re going to do one more album and a final tour. Once the dust settled after the last tour, we started discussing the idea because we were getting asked about it all the time.” The interview mentioned that the final album will get started in early 2015, depending on the health of guitarist Tony Iommi, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2012. Here’s to good health and a new Black Sabbath tour!

Formed in Birmingham, UK in 1968 by Tommy Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, and Bill Ward, Black Sabbath is looked at as one of the pioneering bands of heavy metal music, and releases such as Black Sabbath, Paranoid, and Master of Reality quickly made them a household name. Rolling Stone ranked Black Sabbath No. 85 in their “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”

Black Sabbath 2013 News

North American Tour

After teasing us with a new album, Australian tour dates, and a behind-the-scenes look of them in the studio, Black Sabbath has finally announced a full North American tour. Kicking off on July 25 in Houston at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion, the tour spans the tail end of July through the beginning of September, when the band will perform in CA at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on the 3rd. Tickets for the tour go on sale on the primary market on May 4. Check below for secondary tickets, and tour dates.

Black Sabbath In the Studio

Here’s a little Valentine’s Day treat, for all those diehard fans for whom Black Sabbath ranks among the objects of affection in their lives. Take a look at the band working on and recording their new album, 13, in this behind-the-scenes clip, below.

Black Sabbath in the Studio

New Black Sabbath Album “13”

Black Sabbath are releasing NEW music in 2013! With an Australian tour already booked, the band announced that the first album featuring Ozzy Osbourne on lead vocals will be released in June. Entitled 13, the album will be the band’s ninth with their original singer (Osbourne) and 19th album overall. That is quite the catalog of albums right there.
The album is sure to be a good one, especially with Rick Rubin having produced and drummer Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine on all tracks, replacing drummer Bill Ward who had dropped out after contract negotiations hit a roadblock. Now, as for the Aussie tour dates, check out the links below for all the shows and keep it locked here at SeatGeek as any new tour dates across the globe are announced for Black Sabbath.

Opening Acts for Australian Tour Announced

Still no word on US/European tour dates, but Black Sabbath continue to build anticipation for their Australian trek. They’ve just added an opening act: New Zealanders Shihad will join Ozzy and his goth ensemble out on the Outback road for their spring tour.
Nothing like celebrating your 25th anniversary with iconic rock gods. Check out Shihad performing “Home Again” below.

Shihad “Home Again”

Guitarist Tony Lommi Speaks Out

After battling cancer in 2012, Black Sabbath’s guitar man, Tony Iommi, indicated that the hard rock legends would tour as much as possible in 2013. In a scoop brought to you by NME, Iommi wrote on his personal website a thank you to his fans stating the following:
“What a year! Certainly not the one I was expecting. Thanks to you all for your massive help and support, it was very encouraging. I’m still working on the album and managed to play three shows, not bad given the news a year ago. I’m looking forward to next year, seeing what you think of the record and touring as much as we’re able.”

The band is also in the studio working on their new album, which is set to be released in April. With six of the forecasted fifteen tracks complete, we’ll see if that timing holds true. In the mean time, check out the scoop below on the Australian tour dates for Black Sabbath in 2013.

New Album Release Date Announced

Although their new album’s still missing a name, at least Black Sabbath have settled on an approximate birthdate: April 2013. Unsurprisingly, the spring release coincides with the band’s recently announced Australian tour. We’ve got details on those dates Down Under below, and be sure to check back here when more are released!

Black Sabbath Back in the Studio

It’s been 34 years since three of the four original members of Black Sabbath – guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, and singer/former-reality-show-superstar Ozzy Osbourne – recorded an album together. Now, the group that helped bring heavy-metal to the headbanger masses are back in the studio, working on a twelve-track record with producer Rick Rubin. To celebrate the untitled effort’s 2013 release, Ozzy and his band of merry Satanists will hit the Outback for a brief tour next spring.

So far, the group has only released one songtitle from their latest collection: “God is Dead.” No word yet on whether the record as a whole will carry a similarly fitting, if slightly demoralizing, name, although Osbourne did drop a hint while interviewing with NME:”Next year, 2013, is a good clue to what we’re going to call the album.” Feel free to leave your conjectures in the comments section below, and keep scrolling for more info on Black Sabbath’s upcoming tour – which, incidentally, will stop in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, before possibly (probably!) moving on to other global sites.

Black Sabbath North American 2013 Tour Dates

7/25 Houston TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7/27 Austin TX Frank Erwin Center
7/29 Tampa FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
7/31 W. Palm Beach FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
8/2 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live
8/4 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/6 Detroit MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/8 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena
8/10 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center
8/12 Boston MA Comcast Center
8/14 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre
8/16 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amph.
8/18 Indianapolis IN Klipsch Music Center
8/22 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena
8/24 Seattle WA Gorge Amph
8/26 San Francisco CA Shoreline Amph
8/28 Irvine CA Verizon Wireless Amph
8/30 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center
9/1 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
9/3 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Sports Arena

Australian Tour Dates

04/20/13 Auckland NZ Vector Arena
04/21/13 Auckland NZ Vector Arena
04/22/13 Auckland NZ Vector Arena
04/25/13 Brisbane AU Brisbane Ent. Center
04/27/13 Sydney AU Allphones Arena
04/29/13 Melbourne AU Rod Laver Arena
04/30/13 Melbourne AU Rod Laver Arena
05/01/13 Melbourne AU Rod Laver Arena
05/04/13 Perth AU Perth Arena

European Tour Dates

05/12/13 Tokyo JP Ozzfest
11/20/13 Helsinki FI Hartwall Arena
11/22/13 Solna SE Friends Arena
11/24/13 Oslo NO Telenor Arena
11/26/13 Copenhagen DK Forum
11/28/13 Amsterdam NL Ziggo Dome
11/30/13 Dortmund GER Westfalenhalle
12/02/13 Paris FRA Bercy
12/05/13 Milan IT Fiera De Milano
12/07/13 Prague CZ O2 Arena
12/10/13 London GB O2 Arena
12/12/13 Belfast GB Odyssey Arena
12/14/13 Sheffield GB Sheffield Arena
12/16/13 Glasgow GB The Hydro
12/18/13 Manchester GB Manchester Arena
12/20/13 Birmingham GB LG Arena

Black Sabbath Past Setlist

Main Set

1 Black Sabbath
2 The Wizard
3 Behind the Wall of Sleep
4 N.I.B.
5 Into the Void
6 Under the Sun
7 Snowblind
8 War Pigs
9 Electric Funeral
10 Sweet Leaf
11 Symptom of the Universe
12 Drum Solo
13 Iron Man
14 Fairies Wear Boots
15 Dirty Women
16 Children of the Grave


1 Paranoid

Black Sabbath Discography

1970 Black Sabbath
1970 Paranoid
1971 Master of Reality
1972 Black Sabbath Vol. 4
1973 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
1975 Sabotage
1976 Technical Ecstasy
1978 Never Say Die!
1980 Heaven and Hell
1981 Mob Rules
1983 Born Again
1986 Seventh Star
1987 The Eternal Idol
1989 Headless Cross
1990 Tyr
1992 Dehumanizer
1994 Cross Purposes
1995 Forbidden

Black Sabbath Music Videos

Black Sabbath “War Pigs”

Black Sabbath “Iron Man”

Black Sabbath “Paranoid”