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Black Sabbath Announce First North American Tour Date of 2013

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North American Black Sabbath fans have been waiting a long time to see the band return to our many fine arenas, and their patience will soon be rewarded.

Barring an unforeseen setback — and goodness knows they’ve seen enough of those since announcing their reunion — Sabbath’s 2013 world tour kicks off next month with a new run of shows that will keep them in New Zealand, Australia and Japan until the summer.

Starting in late July, they’re scheduled to touch down on North American shores for a string of dates that Blabbermouth says will keep them on the road “through September.” Although the full list of shows has yet to be announced, Blabbermouth’s report points to one Canadian date: August 14 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.

Pre-sale for the Toronto show begins April 13, but if you just can’t wait to pre-emptively give Black Sabbath some of your money, head on over to the band’s website, where you can pre-order the upcoming reunion album ’13’– due June 11 in the U.S. and June 10 everywhere else — in a variety of configurations, including the “super deluxe box set,” which includes a double-CD version of the album, a 180 gram vinyl pressing, a DVD documentary, and a code to download track-by-track commentary from producer Rick Rubin.

Next: Top 10 Black Sabbath Songs

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