Black Sabbath will be touring North America this summer, and the man they've chosen to support their tour is none other than everyone's favorite partier, Andrew W.K. He will not, however, be playing his brand of party music. Here's the press release from his official website:
Black Sabbath have personally invited Andrew W.K. to join them for their entire North American tour, asking him to kick-off every show as their exclusive opening act. Per their request, the King of Partying will perform a special DJ set every night before the definitive heavy metal band takes the stage. Andrew promises to spin a rabble-rousing selection of classic riffs, heavy jams, and crowd pleasing favorites spanning every era of hard rock and metal.
Andrew W.K.'s personal statement was full of enthusiasm and joy as well:
"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!?"
Black Sabbath will touring in support of their new album, 13, their first album together since 1978.
Check out the full list of tour dates below. You can find out where to get tickets on Andrew W.K.'s official website.
Black Sabbath/Andrew W.K. Tour Dates:
July 25, 2013 - Woodlands, Texas - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 27, 2013 - Austin, Texas - Frank Erwin Center
July 29, 2013 - Tampa, Florida - Live Nation Amphitheatre
July 31, 2013 - West Palm Beach, Florida - Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 2, 2013 - Bristow, Virginia - Jiffy Lube Live
August 4, 2013 - Holmdel, New Jersey - PNC Bank Arts Center
August 6, 2013 - Clarkston, Michigan - DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 8, 2013 - Uncasville, Connecticut - Mohegan Sun Arena
August 10, 2013 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Wells Fargo Center
August 12, 2013 - Mansfield, Massachusetts - Comcast Center
August 14, 2013 - Toronto, Canada - Air Canada Center
August 16, 2013 - Tinley Park, Illinois - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 18, 2013 - Noblesville, Indiana - Klipsch Music Center
August 22, 2013 - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Rogers Arena
August 24, 2013 - George, Washington - Gorge Amphitheatre
August 26, 2013 - Mountain View, California - Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 28, 2013 - Irvine, California - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 30, 2013 - Phoenix, Arizona - US Airways Center
September 1, 2013 - Las Vegas, Nevada - MGM Grand Garden Arena
September 3, 2013 - Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles Sports Arena