For those of you who didn’t have the Black Sabbath (or Heaven and Hell if you prefer) tour roll through your town during its first leg with Megadeth, You now have a reason to rejoice! Black Sabbath is announcing new dates with Queensryche and shock rocker, Alice Cooper!!
Following the group’s successful spring tour, HEAVEN AND HELL will again wow American audiences with its bewitching stage set and truly timeless, classic metal as Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice return for the second U.S. leg of the quartet’s continuing world tour. Set to launch on September 5, HEAVEN AND HELL’s tour will stop in many cities not included on the previous leg and will feature opening sets from ALICE COOPER and QUEENSRŸCHE. Tickets for the first 12 dates will go on sale the weekend of June 22 with more dates to be announced soon. There will also be a special fan presale for the first dates beginning Wednesday, June 20 at 12 Noon EDT at heavenandhell.frontgatetickets.com.
Last year, the iconic quartet reconvened to record a trio of songs for “Black Sabbath: The Dio Years”, a compilation that features essential songs by the short-lived, but beloved incarnation of BLACK SABBATH fronted by Dio. Dubbing the group HEAVEN AND HELL after one of its signature hits, the band launched a much-anticipated world tour earlier this year. The group celebrated its first U.S. concert in 15 years with a sold-out performance at Radio City Music Hall. Recorded and filmed in its entirety, Rhino captured the historic concert for a CD and DVD release, “Heaven And Hell Live From Radio City Music Hall”, set for an August 28 release.
ALICE COOPER and QUEENSRŸCHE will join HEAVEN AND HELL on the road this fall creating one of the year’s hardest-hitting triple bills. In addition to his duties as a rock ‘n’ roll icon, Cooper is the host of the syndicated “Nights With Alice Cooper” radio show. Cooper’s autobiography, “Alice Cooper, Golf Monster”, was released last month. QUEENSRŸCHE is riding high on the success of last year’s “Operation: Mindcrime II” album and tour, which brought the group’s complete “Mindcrime” saga to the stage in its entirety. On July 3, Rhino will release CD and DVD versions of “Mindcrime At The Moore”, which feature QUEENSRŸCHE’s performance in front of its hometown crowd at Moore Theatre in Seattle.
HEAVEN AND HELL, ALICE COOPER and QUEENSRŸCHE tour dates:
Sep. 05 – Binghampton, NY – Broom County Arena
Sep. 07 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Sep. 08 – Long Island, NY – Jones Beach Amphitheatre
Sep. 09 – Mansfield, CT – Tweeter Center
Sep. 14 – Tampa, FL – St. Petersburg Times Forum
Sep. 15 – Sunrise, FL – Bank Atlantic Center
Sep. 16 – Orlando, FL – Amway Arena
Sep. 25 – Denver, CO – Coors Amphitheatre
Sep. 28 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
Sep. 29 – Kelseyville, CA – Konocti Harbor
Sep. 30 – Concord, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Oct. 02 – Fresno, CA – Selland Arena
More dates will be announced soon.