Published Jun 27, 2013Making for one of the unlikeliest team-ups of the summer, it's been announced that gloomy metal forefathers Black Sabbath are bringing positive energy-soaked performer Andrew W.K. along with them on their upcoming North American tour.
W.K.'s travel plans with the band were recently confirmed on his website. Interestingly, the I Get Wet rocker won't be cranking out "Party Hard" onstage with his backup band. Instead, he's being brought on tour to warm up the crowd with DJ sets that a press release promises to feature "a rabble-rousing selection of classic riffs, heavy jams, and crowd-pleasing favourites spanning every era of hard rock and metal."
"I'm just shocked. It's just the most incredible dream come true! " WK said in a statement. "This is the greatest honour I could be given. I remember when the phone rang and I first heard that Black Sabbath wanted me to be their exclusive opening act. I was really in a state of disbelief — almost sick with amazement and excitement. It took about three days until I fully mastered the reality of this opportunity and realized it was really going to happen. Black Sabbath's music changed my life from the first time I heard it, and this tour will change my life all over again. I couldn't be more thankful or humbled by this one-in-a-billion miracle. Can this really be real!? What kind of adventure will this be!?"
You can see the tour schedule, including stops in Toronto and Vancouver, down below.
7/25 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion*
7/27 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center*
7/29 Tampa, FL - Live Nation Amphitheatre*
8/2 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live*
8/4 Homdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center*
8/6 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre*
8/8 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena*
8/10 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center*
8/12 Boston, MA - Comcast Center*
8/14 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre*
8/16 Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre*
8/18 Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center*
8/22 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena*
8/24 George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre*
8/26 San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View*
8/28 Irvine, CA - Verizone Wireless Amphitheatre*
8/30 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center*
9/1 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena*
9/3 Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Sports Arena*
12/10 London, UK - O2 Arena
12/12 Belfast, IR - Odyssey Arena
12/14 Sheffield, UK - Sheffield Arena
12/16 Glasgow, UK - Hydro
12/18 Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena
12/20 Birmingham, UK - LG Arena
* with Andrew W.K.