Black Sabbath Announce Auckland Show In AprilThursday 22nd November, 2012 8:28AM
Black Sabbath have announced their return for one Auckland show in April. Oh yes the original heavy weights of rock are coming a year after they announced their reunion and nearly forty years since their last tour here with a near original lineup which includes - Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler and guitarist Tony Iommi. Here are the crucial details...
Saturday 20th April, Vector Arena, Auckland
UPDATE: THIS DATE HAS SOLD OUT - NEW SHOW ANNOUNCED - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
Live Nation member pre-sale start Monday 26th November with a Ticketmaster pre-sale starting Wednesday 28th November and the general on sale if there are tickets left starts 9am 30th November.
Here's a promo video for the reunion...
And here's a series of clips featuring legendary tracks 'Iron Man' and 'Paranoid'...
BLACK SABBATH New Zealand Tour 2013
Original Band Members Reunite for First New Zealand Show in Nearly 40 Years.
THURSDAY 22 NOVEMBER, 2012 – BLACK SABBATH – the band credited with creating heavy metal and one of the most influential bands of all time - today announced their widely rumoured and highly anticipated reunion for their first New Zealand show in nearly 40 years.
Original band members – the Prince of Darkness himself: Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler and guitarist Tony Iommi will make a thunderous return to New Zealand in April 2013 for an arena show at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Saturday April 20 - their first New Zealand concert since performing at the Great Ngaruawahia Music Festival in January 1973.
Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime show will go on sale 9.00am Friday 30 November.
My Live Nation members can access tickets first, during the exclusive member pre-sale starting 12noon Monday 26 November. Sign up at www.livenation.com.au
Hailing from Birmingham, England, Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut album on February 13, 1970. Their follow up album, the seminal masterpiece, UK #1 album Paranoid, - featured the all-time rock anthems War Pigs and Iron Man as well as the title track, Paranoid.
Black Sabbath has sold in excess of 70 million records worldwide.
In June 2012 Black Sabbath memorably headlined the 10th Download Festival at Donington before a crowd of 100,000. They followed that show in August with a much talked about headlining set at 2012’s sold-out Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago.
Black Sabbath is currently recording their first new studio album in more than 33 years, helmed by seven-time Grammy winning producer, Rick Rubin. The album is due for release in April 2013.
Prepare to be blown away by these living Rock Legends: BLACK SABBATH. Never Say Die!
AUCKLAND VECTOR ARENA SATURDAY APRIL 20
TICKETS ON SALE 9.00AM FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30
My Live Nation pre-sale runs from Monday 26 November *
Ticketmaster pre-sale runs from 12noon Wednesday 28 November*
*or until allocation is exhausted.
For complete tour and ticketing information, visit: www.livenation.co.nz