Metal masters Black Sabbath have officially announced the complete itinerary for their upcoming summer North American tour. With a European concert trek already announced, the band will now see most of 2013 on the road, doing what they like best.
With a total of 20 live dates, the tour will kick off on July 25 in Houston, Texas, stretching all the way to September 3 and the Los Angeles, California performance. The global tour was previously launched on April 20 in Auckland, New Zeland, with the metal icons truly setting the Vector Arena afire.
The opening show also saw the group performing the new track "End of the Beginning," whose official premiere has been confirmed for the this season's finale of the "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" series. Seeing that the band has recently also streamed the first "13" single "God is Dead?," fans remain hopeful to hear as much of the new material live as possible.
"Following the overwhelming response to the initial announcement of just four tour dates, Black Sabbath have now confirmed a full 20-city North American trek," reads the official announcement. "Launching July 25 in Houston, TX, the tour will include shows in Philadelphia, Boston, Tinley Park (Chicago), San Francisco and other major markets, along with the previously announced stops in Holmdel, NJ (NY-area), Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto, ON."
Tickets will be available for sale via Live Nation and Ticketmaster.com starting on May 3. You can check out the full North American tour schedule below.
07/25 Houston, Texas - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 07/27 Austin, Texas - Frank Erwin Center 07/29 Tampa, Fla. - Live Nation Amphitheatre 07/31 W. Palm Beach, Fla - Cruzan Amphitheatre 08/02 Bristow, Va. - Jiffy Lube Live 08/04 Holmdel, N.J. - PNC Bank Arts Center 08/06 Detroit, Mich. - DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/08 Uncasville, Conn. - Mohegan Sun Arena 08/10 Philadelphia, Pa. - Wells Fargo Center 08/12 Boston, Mass. - Comcast Center 08/14 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre 08/16 Tinley Park, Ill. - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 08/18 Indianapolis, Ind. - Klipsch Music Center 08/22 Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena 08/24 Seattle, Wash. - Gorge Amphitheatre 08/26 San Francisco, Calif. - Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View 08/28 Irvine, Calif. - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 08/30 Phoenix, Ariz. - US Airways Center 09/01 Las Vegas, Nev. - MGM Grand Garden Arena 09/03 Los Angeles, Calif. - Los Angeles Sports Arena