RIVAL SONS announce tour-dates with BLACK SABBATH in North America, Australia & New Zealand

Holy smokes. Rival Sons (one of my favourite bands in the world) has just announced that they are going on tour with Black Sabbath next year. North America, Australia, and New Zealand are on the list of places they’ll be hitting up. Such amazing news, even though I will now have to shell out a whole lot more dough to go see them than I might have imagined…

When I saw Rival Sons play in Vancouver in January, 2013, they played at The Roxy. Good venue, but small. This spring, they were supposed to play The Commodore in Vancouver, opening for Halestorm. That gig never happened, and while that venue is a prime location for live music in the city, it’s not a stadium. And now? Now they’ll be playing Rogers Arena. I’m hoping for a long set and good acoustics…

Rival Sons will record a new album before going on tour with Deep Purple this fall and winter (read the news), and then hit the road with Black Sabbath in the new year. I hope they are taking care of themselves, because that is one heck of a work schedule!

The announcement & tour dates from Rival Sons Facebook Page:

“Every now and again the universe just speaks to ya…and planets align…This is definitely one of those cool situations for us. A while back we played an award show… The Osbourne family happened to be in the audience. Luckily the attending -which included the upper crust of classic rock and some of the world’s most famous- really enjoyed our little 3 song set…especially Ozzy, Sharon and the kids. Standing ovation and all. We chatted and hung with the Osbournes after the show, which was just incredible on its own…but something much greater has transpired. We couldn’t be more honored and excited to announce we’ll be supporting the legendary Black Sabbath on their upcoming world tour(s)!! This will take us to most of those places we haven’t been yet and back through the many places we have made so many friends and fans. Here we go folks… Black Sabbath and Rival Sons coming to your town…city…country soon!” – Scott Holiday

North American Tour Dates

  • 1/20 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
  • 1/22 Chicago, IL United Center
  • 1/25 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
  • 1/28 Saskatoon, SK Sasktel Centre
  • 1/30 Edmonton, AB Rexall Centre
  • 2/1 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
  • 2/3 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
  • 2/6 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
  • 2/9 San Jose, CA SAP Center
  • 2/11 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
  • 2/13 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • 2/15 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
  • 2/17 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
  • 2/19 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
  • 2/21 Hamilton, ON FirstOntario Centre
  • 2/23 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
  • 2/25 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden

Australia/New Zealand Tour Dates

  • 4/15 Perth Perth Arena
  • 4/17 Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  • 4/19 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
  • 4/23 Sydney Allphones Arena
  • 4/25 Brisbane Entertainment Centre
  • 4/28 Auckland Vector Arena
  • 4/30 Dunedin Forsyth Barr Stadium

More dates to be announced in October 2015

Details on Tickets, VIP packages and more for the North American

shows can be found at: http://www.Livenation.com

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