Paint your claws. Dye your hair. Eat a dove alive.
Because (formerly?) beastly heavy metal monolith Black Sabbath just announced its full 2013 North American tour. And the (formerly?) gut-rumbling triumvirate is coming to South Florida for a midsummer doomfest.
As the Sabbath says (via Twitter), "Satan's coming round the bend."
In the fall of 2011, the band's founding members -- lead screamer Ozzy Osbourne, axe man Tony Iommi, bass guy Geezer Butler, and drummer Bill Ward -- finally got back together after 33 years.
The plan: Record the original Sabbath's first studio record in over three decades. And tour the fucking world.
Unfortunately, Ward quit the band. Again.
Nevertheless, Sabbath made a slab, 13, set to come down like the apocalypse on June 11.
Black Sabbath's 13 Tracklisting
1. "End Of The Beginning" (8:07)
2. "God Is Dead?" (8:54)
3. "Loner" (5:06)
4. "Zeitgeist" (4:28)
5. "Age Of Reason" (7:02)
6. "Live Forever" (4:49)
7. "Damaged Soul" (7:43)
8. "Dear Father" (7:06)
Produced by Rick Rubin (and featuring substitute drummer Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine), this eight-track collection is being hyped as a prototypically sludgy, 60-minute slog through the "End of the Beginning," "Age Of Reason," and other doom-y, gloomy dimensions.
Now Ozzy, Tony, and Geezer are gearing up for the "tour the fucking world" part of the Sabbath master plan. And after trekking across Europe, Australia, and Japan, this 192-year-old threesome will descend upon the United States of America.
Just ten days ago, they announced four shows in Jersey, Toronto, Seattle, and Los Angeles. But due to "overwhelming response," the Sabbath sexagenarians have added another 16 dates, including a sunny West Palm Beach metalhead sesh at Cruzan Amphitheatre on July 31.
So really ... "God Is Dead?" Well, at least Satan's looking out for us.
Black Sabbath's 2013 North American Tour Dates
July 25 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
July 27 Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
July 29 Live Nation Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
July 31 Cruzan Amphitheatre, W. Palm Beach, FL
August 2 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
August 4 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ*
August 6 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
August 8 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
August 10 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
August 12 Comcast Center, Boston, MA
August 14 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON*
August 16 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
August 18 Klipsch Music Center, Indianapolis, IN
August 22 Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
August 24 Gorge Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA*
August 26 Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View, San Francisco, CA
August 28 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
August 30 US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
September 1 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
September 3 Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA*
*Previously announced date
Black Sabbath. Wednesday, July 31. Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $25 to $125 plus fees via livenation.com. Call 561-795-8883 or visit cruzanamphitheatre.net.
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