Heaven and Hell have returned with their first album (the Devil You Know) in 17 years and will be launching their select North American tour in Vancouver on August 7th, 2009!
The quartet, consisting of Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice, carry the name of Black Sabbath‘s ninth studio album, which all but the latter were a part of (Appice joined Sabbath for the tour following the album’s release). The four recorded and/or toured as Black Sabbath from 1980-1982 and again in 1991/92. While Iommi and Butler remain members of Black Sabbath, Iommi decided that when these four got together to record and tour, they would be known as Heaven and Hell.
Their new album, the Devil You Know, was released on April 28th and has thus far received mostly favourable reviews. They are scheduled to play a number of festivals in Europe through this summer before coming across the pond for their North American tour. Joining them are New York state’s Coheed and Cambria, who themselves recently released Neverender, a four CD and five DVD set containing live footage/audio from a string of concerts last fall in which they performed the entire four full-length albums they’ve released, which tell the story of the Armory Wars.
Here are the pre-sale details;
Heaven and Hell with special guests Coheed and Cambria @ UBC Thunderbird Arena in Vancouver, BC on August 7th, 2009. Pre-sale runs from Wednesday, May 6th at 10:00 hrs to Friday, May 8th at 22:00 hrs Pacific Time. Password is “devil“.
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