Black Sabbath Tickets for Sale
Black Sabbath is indeed back and they are ready to dominate 20 stages in North America. Yes, Black Sabbath tickets will bring the legendary blue rocking heavy metal trio to the United States and Canada in 2013 after they play a few dates in Australia and New Zealand.
The tour is not just a chance to revisit the past. Black Sabbath is indeed coming out with a new album, 13. The album is set to be released on June 11th, a month and a half before the North American tour begins on July 25, 2013 in Houston, Texas. The tour runs through September 3, 2012 and will take the group through just about every major market. This includes Philadelphia, Chicago, Toronto, and Los Angeles. Expect to hear a few new songs (“God Is Dead?”) to be mixed in with the expansive catalog of hits from the group’s long career.
Black Sabbath began in Aston, Birmingham in the UK in what is hardly a revolutionary manner. Guitarist Tony Iommi and Drummer Billy Ward had just endured a band breakup and decided they wanted to start their own band. In this case, it was to be a blues rock outfit. They found bassist Geezer Butler and lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (he had his own PA!) and became the Polka Tulk Blues Band. The band did not last, as Iommi left to play guitar for Jethro Tull. Iommi came back after a very brief time with Jethro and the group found a new identity, that of a band built around the occult (beginning with the “Devil’s Interval”).
Renamed Black Sabbath and signed to Philips Records in 1969, the demonic nature that typifies the group took a while to cultivate. At first the band had progressive rock undertones, which lasted for the first couple of albums (Black Sabbath and Paranoid). These albums and these songs have been fondly remembered, as “Paranoid” and “Iron Man” remain some of the biggest hits in the band’s history.
Eventually the band moved to heavy metal, as the fans now know the group. From Master of Reality to Black Sabbath Vol. 4 to Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, the band consistently hit platinum status in terms of record sales. It was also around this time that the group began its long history of dramatically changing lineups. Ozzy Osborne left to pursue a solo career in 1979, Bill Ward left in 1980, and Geezer Butler left in 1985. Tony Iommi, the first person to leave the group, actually became the one consistent part of the band.
These drastic changes did not stop Black Sabbath from releasing albums. From 1983 to 1995 the band released eight studio albums, none of which earned certification. Instead, Sabbath had much more success as a live band.
Now, three of the four original band members are back. Iommi is the lead guitarist, Butler is the bassist, and Osborne is the lead singer. They are still appreciated much more for their live performances than any new work, as Black Sabbath tickets continue to sell out in the 21st century.