SHIHAD have been confirmed as the supporting act for the upcoming Australasian tour by BLACK SABBATH.
SHIHAD recently celebrated their 25th anniversary, which is a damned fine milestone in itself; but they’ve also released eight albums – four of which hit #1 in NZ, were inducted in the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame and toured the globe multiple times.
Now Shihad will kick off 2013 with a series of heady achievements, including the recording of their ninth album in Egypt and Spain with producer Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke, playing a number of festivals across Europe and,now, of course, finally fulfilling their boyhood ambitions to share stages with Black Sabbath.
Sabbath’s Saturday 20 April show has sold out, however tickets to the Monday, 22 April show are on sale now.
Original band members – the Prince of Darkness himself: Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler and guitarist Tony Iommi will make a thunderous return to New Zealand and Australia in April 2013 for arena shows in Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, in their first Australasian shows since 1974.
Black Sabbath has sold in excess of 70 million records worldwide.
Black Sabbath is currently recording their first new studio album in more than 33 years, helmed by seven-time Grammy winning producer, Rick Rubin. The album is due for release in April 2013.
Sat 20 April – Vector Arena, Auckland – SOLD OUT
Mon 22 April – Vector Arena, Auckland – ON SALE NOW