First Official Tour 2007 Confirmation
The official word came down on the Canadian dates from band management today. Here's the detail from their newsletter:
Putting to bed the longstanding rumours of a reunion tour, Heaven and Hell have announced their first tour dates for 2007. The tour will feature 11 Canadian shows, along with an exciting one-night-only performance at one of the most prestigious venues in the world, New York's Radio City Music Hall. Heaven and Hell reunites Tony Iommi with Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice for the first time in 15 years.
Currently there are 12 scheduled stops, starting on March 11 in Vancouver and ending on March 30 in New York City. The 'Heaven And Hell' world tour will continue until the end of the year with shows in the U.S., Asia and Europe. Additional dates will be announced shortly.
Multi-platinum recording artist Megadeth will be joining the tour, and previewing never before heard material from their upcoming release on Roadrunner Records, United Abominations. The tour also brings the return of Down, featuring Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown from Pantera, as well as Pepper Keenan of COC. This will undisputedly be the most anticipated rock tour of 2007.
The heavy metal icons are also scheduled to release a new anthology entitled Black Sabbath: The Dio Years. Anticipated release date is April 3, 2007 on Rhino/Warner Bros. Records.
Here are the confirmed tour dates:
03.11 | Pacific Coliseum | Vancouver, BC
03.13 | Rexall Place | Edmonton, AB
03.14 | Saddledome | Calgary, AB
03.16 | Brandt Centre | Regina, SK
03.18 | MTS Centre | Winnipeg, MB
03.20 | Steelback Centre Sault Ste. | Marie, ON
03.22 | Air Canada Centre | Toronto, ON
03.24 | John Labatt Centre | London, ON
03.26 | Bell Centre | Montreal, QC
03.27 | Colisee Pepsi Arena | Quebec City, QC
03.28 | Ottawa Civic Centre | Ottawa, ON
03.30 | Radio City Music Hall | New York, NY
The Iommi.com camp also released ticket pre-sale information, here are those details:
As we said in our mailout last week, we will be running a presale facility for fans of Tony and Heaven & Hell. The presale will start on Wednesday, 24th January 2007 at 12 noon EST (which is 5pm UK time), two days before the tickets go on general sale.
To access the presale site go to: heavenandhell.frontgatetickets.com.
You will need to register for the site to purchase tickets. Tickets are limited to 6 per person. Please note that this presale is for fans of all four members of Heaven & Hell, not just Iommi.com members, so we're expecting considerable demand for the tickets, particularly for the New York show, and can't guarantee that everyone will be successful. Good luck!