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Black Sabbath launching North American tour

Black Sabbath launching North American tour

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Black Sabbath is bringing their world tour to these shores.  The band, who only played a handful of dates last year, is on the road supporting 13, their reunion album with original frontman Ozzy Osbourne. 

But Ozzy says having new material doesn't make it easier to put a set list together.  He tells "USA Today" the band has "so much stuff to choose from" that it's "very difficult" to decide what to play and what to skip.  Ozzy adds that with "so many good songs" it's also tough to settle on a running order for the show.  Sabbath's 13, which is the band's first chart-topping album in the U.S., features the single "God Is Dead?" along with the track "End of the Beginning," which received a showcase on the CBS drama "CSI."  The band can also reach back more than 40 years, to their first UK hit "Paranoid," which peaked at number four on the British chart back in 1970. 

Black Sabbath will launch their 20-date North American trek with a performance in Houston Thursday night.  Andrew W.K. is also on board as the "special guest DJ" to open the shows. 

Black Sabbath Tour Dates 

July 25 - Houston, Texas, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 
July 27 - Austin, Texas, at the Frank Erwin Center 
July 29 - Tampa, Florida, at the Live Nation Amphitheatre 
July 31 - West Palm Beach, Florida, at the Cruzan Amphitheatre 
August 2 - Bristow, Virginia, at Jiffy Lube Live 
August 4 - Holmdel, New Jersey, at the PNC Bank Arts Center 
August 6 - Detroit, Michigan, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre 
August 8 - Uncasville, Connecticut, at the Mohegan Sun Arena 
August 10 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the Wells Fargo Center 
August 12 - Boston, Massachusetts, at the Comcast Center 
August 14 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the Air Canada Centre 
August 16 - Tinley Park, Illinois, at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 
August 18 - Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Klipsch Music Center 
August 22 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at Rogers Arena 
August 24 - Seattle, Washington, at the Gorge Amphitheatre 
August 26 - San Francisco, California, at the Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View 
August 28 - Irvine, California, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 
August 30 - Phoenix, Arizona, at the US Airways Center 
September 1 - Las Vegas, Nevada, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena 
September 3 - Los Angeles, California, at the Los Angeles Sports Arena 

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