As the countdown for the June 11th arrival of Black Sabbath’s 13 gets closer, the second Jack Osbourne-directed clip of the rock legends at work on the album can now be seen at the band’s website: www.blacksabbath.com. YouTube direct link here.
Beginning today, 13 will be available for pre-order in a variety of formats via www.blacksabbath.com. Options include:
• Standard CD album.
• Deluxe double CD album in a deluxe soft-pack (includes a second disc of exclusive bonus audio material.)
• Vinyl: A 12” heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve.
• Super Deluxe Box Set: A Limited edition 12” clamshell box set which contains: Deluxe double CD album, 12” heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve, exclusive DVD containing “Black Sabbath–The Re-union” documentary, plus 5 behind-the-scenes videos, download card containing exclusive track by track interview with Black Sabbath, 13 exclusive photographic prints and hand written album lyrics.
In addition, anyone who pre-orders any of these formats via www.blacksabbath.com will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of VIP tickets to an official 13 album launch event in London, including a meet and greet with the band, flights and accommodation. Additional details and full terms and conditions on the contest can be found at www.blacksabbath.com.
13 was recorded primarily in Los Angeles and features the original Black Sabbath ~OZZY OSBOURNE (vocals), TONY IOMMI (guitar) and GEEZER BUTLER (bass)~ who were joined at the sessions by drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine). Produced by Rick Rubin (seven-time Grammy winner, two of those as Producer of the Year), the album will be released on Vertigo (worldwide) and Vertigo/Republic in the U.S.
On the live front, Black Sabbath will launch their world tour with a series of dates kicking off next month in New Zealand, Australia and Japan.
Their overseas dates are as follows:
Sat 4/20 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Vector Arena
Mon 4/22 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Vector Arena
Thu 4/25 – Brisbane, Australia @ Entertainment Centre
Sat 4/27 – Sydney, Australia @ All Phones Arena
Mon 4/29 – Melbourne, Australia @ Rod Laver Arena
Wed 5/01 – Melbourne, Australia @ Rod Laver Arena
Sat 5/04 – Perth, Australia @ Perth Arena
Tues 5/7 – Adelaide, Australia @ Adelaide Entertainment Center
Sun 5/12 – Tokyo, Japan @ Ozzfest – Makuhari Messe
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