It looks like it will be Sabbath Summer Sabbath for North American Black Sabbath fans as Geezer Butler laid out the band's upcoming tour plans in a recent interview.
The legendary metal band will be releasing, 13, their first album since reuniting with Ozzy Osbourne in June and we now learn they do intend to tour behind the effort despite guitarist Tony Iommi's battle with cancer.
Geezer Butler was interviewed at the NAMM show last month and said the album was currently being mixed and laid out the band's touring plans for this year to support the effort.
"We start at the end of April in New Zealand, then we go to Australia, then Japan. June, we'll be promoting the album, then July and August [is] USA. Then October is South America and Europe in November and December."
He was also asked who would be playing drums on the tour, Brad Wilk who recorded the album with them or Ozzy's solo band drummer Tommy Clufetos who has been playing with them live and Geezer said that detail has not yet been worked out. You can watch the video interview here.