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


“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 For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.


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