Posts Tagged ‘ozzie osbourne’

Black Sabbath Name Andrew W.K. As Their Exclusive Opening Act For 2013 North American Tour

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

“The King of Partying” will perform a special DJ set at Black Sabbath’s Mohegan Sun Arena concert on August 8th

It was announced today that Andrew W.K. will be joining Black Sabbath on the band’s upcoming North American Tour.  The King of Partying will perform a special DJ set every night, including Mohegan Sun Arena’s August 8th show before the definitive Heavy Metal band takes the stage.   Speaking on being chosen for such a prestigious bill, W.K. said:

“I’m just shocked.  It’s just the most incredible dream come true!  I remember when the phone first rang and they told me 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, 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.  What an adventure this will be!”

2013 has certainly been shaping up to be a legendary year for Andrew W.K.  Most recently, he joined Punk drumming icon Marky Ramone as the singer for his Blitzkrieg band on a world tour.  Performing over 30 fan-favorite tunes per night, Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg kicked off its world tour at W.K.’s own Santos Party House in NYC this spring, followed by a European run.  In the months ahead, W.K. and Blitzkrieg will play several European festivals this summer before their U.S. tour dates in the fall.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 4th in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.”  Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in 2011 and ranked in the top six of “Top Stops of The Decade” in 2012. For more information on concerts and other great events at

Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Black Sabbath Confirm Full North American Tour; Play Mohegan Sun Arena on August 8th

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Tickets on sale May 4th

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 25, 2013) — Following the overwhelming response to the initial announcement of just four tour dates, Black Sabbath have now confirmed a full 20-city North American trek.  The famed rockers play Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, August 8th at 7:30pm. Beginning today, fans can click here to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available Thursday, May 2nd. VIP Packages are also available at VIPnation.com.

Tickets are $139.00, $99.00 and $69.00 and go on sale Saturday, May 4th through Ticketmaster at 10:00am.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Sunday, May 5th, subject to availability. More details available at mohegansun.com/entertainment also.

Black Sabbath launched their world tour on April 20th with two shows in Auckland, NZ.  They are now in Australia for performances in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, before heading to Tokyo for the first-ever Ozzfest in Japan on May 12.

Along the overseas tour, Black Sabbath—Ozzy Ozbourne, tony Iommi and Geezer Butler– are previewing music from their forthcoming 13.  On the new album, due out June 11th, the band that defined Heavy Metal picks up immediately where they left off with eight sprawling songs (five of them are over eight minutes) that possess every ounce of the maniacal vitality of the Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees’ trailblazing work in the ’70s. Songs such as “End of the Beginning,” “Loner,” “Dear Father” and “Age of Reason” reinforce 13’s testament to the enduring relevance of Black Sabbath’s long-running reign.  Produced by Rick Rubin (seven-time Grammy

winner, two of those as Producer of the Year), 13 will be released on Vertigo (worldwide) and Vertigo/Republic in the U.S.

Here’s some critical feedback from Black Sabbath’s opening night:

New Zealand Herald (4-21-13) Black Sabbath brought together fans young and old…in horn-throwing, fist-pumping fashion…[Ozzy] jumped and stomped about the stage with passion and energy to burn. Could he still cut it? Yes, he could…Black Sabbath’s spark lit up the arena.”

Stuff.co.nz (4-21-13): “Black Sabbath still the kings…on a night when Sabbath proved just why they belong in the unique pantheon of true rock greats…you realize that catching Sabbath at this stage in their long career was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 4th in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.”  Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in 2011 and ranked in the top six of “Top Stops of The Decade” in 2012. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.