Shihad announced as Black Sabbath Australian tour supports

New Zealand-via-Melbourne alternative rockers Shihad have been announced as main support on Black Sabbath’s upcoming Australian tour.

With a career stretching over 25 years, Shihad have toured the world countless times, have been inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame and have released eight critically acclaimed studio albums. They’ve reportedly kicked off 2013 by recording their ninth studio album in Egypt and Spain with producer Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke.

Featuring original members Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler and guitarist Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath have also been busy recording their first album in 33 years with producer Rick Rubin. With the album due for release in April, it looks as though Australian fans may be some of the first in the world to hear new Black Sabbath material performed live.

Black Sabbath Australian tour dates:

Thursday, April 25 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Saturday, April 27 – Allphones Arena, Sydney
Monday, April 29 – Rod Laver, Melbourne (second and final show)
Wednesday, May 1 – Rod Laver, Melbourne (sold-out)
Saturday, May 4 – Perth Arena, Perth

Tickets are on sale now via Live Nation.

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