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Black Sabbath and Andrew W.K. Set to Blaze Across America

Andrew & Ozzy

Well this should be fun: Black Sabbath has selected Andrew W.K. to open up their forthcoming U.S. tour, which will last from the end of July through the beginning of September. Sabbath will be supporting their new album 13, while Andrew W.K. will be supporting his life as Andrew W.K. In a statement, the partying connoisseur said being asked to tour with Sabbath has overwhelmed him:

“I’m just shocked. It’s just the most incredible dream come true! This is the greatest honor 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 3 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!?”

It’s been a year of dreams come true for W.K., who still has a number of 2013 dates playing on Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg. He also drummed for 24 straight hours, which we imagine was a dream even if he never stated as much. Dates for the Sabbath tour are below:

July 25 – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 27 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
July 29 – Tampa, FL @ Live Nation Amphitheater
July 31 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 2 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
August 4 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center 
August 6 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre 
August 8 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena 
August 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center 
August 12 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center 
August 14 – Toronto, Canada @ Air Canada Center 
August 16 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 
August 18 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center 
August 22 – Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Rogers Arena 
August 24 – George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre 
August 26 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre 
August 28 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 
August 30 – Pheonix, AZ @ US Airways Center 
September 1 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena 
September 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Sports Arena