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BLACK SABBATH Achieve First-Ever U.S. #1 Album

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Saturday, June 22, 2013 @ 3:48 PM


First In 45 Year Career

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13 is proving to be a lucky number for BLACK SABBATH.

OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI and GEEZER BUTLER have scored their first-ever U.S. #1 release in the legendary band’s 45-year career with their album, 13. Produced by Rick Rubin and released June 11 on Vertigo/Republic, the album sold more than 155,000 copies in its first week, 100,000 more units than the #2 album on the Billboard album charts. The album also topped the charts in the U.K., Denmark, Germany, New Zealand and Switzerland. Here are additional Top Five global chart positions, with more to come as international charts are finalized: Australia (#4), Austria (#2), Belgium (#5), and Ireland (#5).

"The news is absolutely amazing--we couldn't have imagined this would happen," says TONY IOMMI. "We have the greatest fans."

"There have been so many amazing highlights in our long career," says OZZY OSBOURNE. "To finally have our first #1 album in the U.S. is another incredible milestone for BLACK SABBATH. Thank you to all of our fans for their support and loyalty."

GEEZER BUTLER says, "I’m absolutely stunned. Thank you all world wide for being the best, and most patient, fans ever."

BLACK SABBATH will launch a much-anticipated 20-city North American concert tour in support of 13. Kicking off July 25 in Houston, TX, the tour will include shows in Holmdel, NJ (NY-area), Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Tinley Park (Chicago), San Francisco, Seattle and Toronto, ON before wrapping up September 3. The Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will then head to South America and Mexico this fall, with tour dates in the U.K. and Europe to follow this winter.

BLACK SABBATH’s U.S. tour dates are as follows:

  • Jul 25 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • Jul 27 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
  • Jul 29 - Tampa, FL - Live Nation Amphitheatre
  • Jul 31 - W. Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
  • Aug 02 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
  • Aug 04 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
  • Aug 06 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • Aug 08 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
  • Aug 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
  • Aug 12 - Boston, MA - Comcast Center
  • Aug 14 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
  • Aug 16 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
  • Aug 18 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center
  • Aug 22 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
  • Aug 24 - Seattle, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
  • Aug 26 - San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
  • Aug 28 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • Aug 30 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
  • Sep 01 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Sep 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Sports Arena
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