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Black Sabbath announce UK tour (2013)

Black Sabbath

Story by Jack Foley

BLACK Sabbath have announced a UK arena tour for December 2013.

Kicking off at London’s O2 Arena on December 12, the jaunt also includes dates in Belfast, Sheffield, Glasgow and Manchester before a homecoming show at Birmingham’s LG Arena on December 20.

The tour comes in support of Black Sabbath’s new album 13, which is due for release on June 10, and which marks the first one that Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler have recorded together since 1978’s Never Say Die!.

It was produced by Rick Rubin (Johnny Cash, Metallica, System Of A Down) and features Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk, who replaces original sticksman Bill Ward on drums.

The UK dates are (all December 2013):

10 – London O2 Arena
12 – Belfast Odyssey Arena
14 – Sheffield Arena
16 – Glasgow Hydro
18 – Manchester Arena
20 – Birmingham LG Arena