Black Sabbath announce NZ show

Last updated 05:00 22/11/2012
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COMING TO NZ: Black Sabbath will play Vector Arena in Auckland in April next year.

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The Prince of Darkness and his band of metallers will reunite for one New Zealand show next year.

Ozzy Osbourne and the original Black Sabbath line up of bassist Geezer Butler and guitarist Tony Iommi will play at Auckland's Vector Arena on April 20.

Credited with creating heavy metal, and widely regarded as one of the most influential bands of all time, this will be the first New Zealand show for the original Black Sabbath in nearly 40 years.  

The last time they were on these shores was 1973, when they played the Great Ngaruawahia Music Festival.

Hailing from Birmingham, England, the band released their debut album in 1970. This was followed up by the classic record Paranoid, which featured the anthems War Pigs and Iron Man.

Black Sabbath have sold in excess of 70 million records worldwide, and the band is currently recording their first new studio album in more than 33 years, due for release in April 2013.

BLACK SABBATH

WHEN: April 20, 2013

WHERE: Vector Arena, Auckland

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