BLACK SABBATH ANNOUNCE 2014 WORLD TOUR, NOMINATED FOR THREE 2014 GRAMMY AWARDS

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Black Sabbath band 2013Iconic metal legends Black Sabbath have announced their 2014 ’13’ World Tour. The band’s second leg of the tour for their latest album, 13, kicks off on March 31, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and runs through late June. The tour includes stops in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Abu Dhabi. The band is slated to headline several festivals this summer, including Hellfest in France and Grasspop Metal Meeting in Germany. A few days ago, Black Sabbath were nominated for three 2014 Grammy Awards, including Best Metal Performance (“God Is Dead?”), Best Rock Song (God Is Dead?), and Best Rock Album (13). Their latest album, 13, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 back on June 10, and received praise from critics and fans alike. On November 26, the band released Live…Gathered In Their Masses, a 15-track CD/DVD recorded on the band’s 2013 tour.

Black Sabbath are one of the most legendary artists of all time. True pioneers in music,Black Sabbath 13 they are largely responsible for creating the ‘metal’ genre, and have influenced countless bands like Metallica, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Korn, Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Mastodon, and countless others. The band formed in 1968 in Birmingham, England. In 1970, they unleashed their new brand of rock with their self-titled debut album. They put the ‘heavy’ in heavy metal, combining slow, heavy riffs with apocalyptic themes of horror, doom, and the occult.

Black Sabbath ParanoidSabbath’s sophomore effort, released not even a year after their debut, stands today as one of the greatest albums of all time. Released in September 1970, Paranoid became a blueprint for heavy music, spawning such hits as “Paranoid”, “Iron Man”, and “War Pigs”. A true masterpiece, every song on the album (except for the instrumental “Rat Salad”) is widely considered a signature song for the band. In 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Paranoid #130 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time and Guitar World Magazine ranked it at #6 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All-Time.

Black Sabbath released six more studio albums, before vocalist Ozzy Osbourne wasHellfest2014 dismissed from the band in 1978. After many more albums with numerous line-up changes, the original Sabbath reunited in 1997 and released a live album, Reunion, in 1997. The album also featured two new studio tracks. In 2012, they reunited once again, this time without drummer Bill Ward. Sabbath headlined Lollapalooza 2012, and Download Festival 2012 along with Metallica, Soundgarden, and The Prodigy. Their new album, 13, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 back on June 10. – by Matt Bishop

Black Sabbath Live Masses

3/31 — Brooklyn, N.Y. — Barclays Center
4/3 — Halifax, Nova Scotia — Metro Centre
4/5 — Quebec City, Quebec — Colisee Pepsi
4/7 — Montreal, Quebec — Bell Centre
4/9 — London, Ontario — Budweiser Gardens
4/11 — Hamilton, Ontario — Copps Coliseum
4/13 — Ottawa, Ontario — Canadian Tire Centre
4/16 — Winnipeg, Manitoba — MTS Centre
4/18 — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Credit Union Centre
4/20 — Calgary, Alberta — Scotiabank Saddledome
4/22 — Edmonton, AB — Rexall Place
4/26 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Hollywood Bowl
5/29 – Abu Dhabi, UAE – du Arena
6/1 – Moscow, Russia – Olympic Stadium
6/3  – Saint Petersburg, Russia – TBA
6/6 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
6/8 – Berlin, Germany – Kindl-Buhne Wuhlheide
6/11 – Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena – Impact Festival
6/13 – Munich, Germany – Konigsplatz
6/15 – Pannonia Fields, Austria – Nova Rock Festival
6/18 – Casalecchio di Reno, Italy – Unipol Arena
6/22 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
6/24 – Stuttgart, Germany – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
6/27 – Dessel, Germany – Grasspop Metal Meeting

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