Black Sabbath to hit New England on reunion tour

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Black Sabbath are back again. The legendary hard rockers reunited last year for a handful of performances and to record a new album due later this year. They’ll embark on a 20-city tour of North America this summer, including a stop at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Monday, August 12. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $37 to $132.50, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

13, Black Sabbath’s nineteenth studio effort, is scheduled to hit stores on June 10. It will be their first studio release since 1995’s Forbidden, and their first studio recording with original singer Ozzy Osbourne since 1978’s since Never Say Die! and original bassist Geezer Butler since 1994’s Cross Purposes. The band recorded the album in Los Angeles with acclaimed producer Rick Rubin. Osbourne, Butler and original guitarist Tony Iommi were joined at the sessions by drummer Brad Wilk (of Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave fame) after original drummer Bill Ward decided to not participate in the reunion due to a contract dispute. Fans can get a taste of 13 with its single “God Is Dead?”, which is set to hit airwaves on Thursday.

Along with the standard CD format, 13 will be released in a deluxe double CD format with exclusive bonus songs, as well as a 12″ heavyweight (180g) vinyl album. Also for sale will be a limited edition box set comprised of the deluxe CD, the 12″ vinyl, an exclusive DVD containing “Black Sabbath–The Re-union” documentary plus five behind-the-scenes videos, a download card containing exclusive track by track interviews with the band, 13 exclusive photographic prints and hand written album lyrics.

On the road, Osbourne, Butler and Iommi will be joined by touring members Tommy Clufetos on drums and Adam Wakeman on keyboards.

Black Sabbath will also perform at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Thursday, August 8. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $69 to $139, will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

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