Following the group's successful spring tour, Heaven and Hell will return for the second U.S. leg of the quartet's continuing world tour.
Set to launch September 5, Heaven and Hell's tour will stop in many cities not included on the previous leg and feature opening sets from Alice Cooper and Queensrÿche. Tickets for the first 12 dates go on sale the weekend of June 22, with more dates to be announced soon. Tickets for the first dates go on presale Wednesday, June 20, at 12 noon EDT, at heavenandhell.frontgatetickets.com.
Consisting of current and former Black Sabbath members Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice, Heaven and Hell formed last year to record a trio of songs for Black Sabbath: The Dio Years, a compilation that features essential songs by the short-lived but much beloved incarnation of Black Sabbath fronted by Dio. Dubbing the group Heaven and Hell after one of its signature hits, the band launched a much-anticipated world tour earlier this year. Heaven and Hell celebrated their first U.S. concert in 15 years with a sold-out performance at Radio City Music Hall, which was recorded and filmed in its entirety. A CD and DVD of that concert, Heaven and Hell Live from Radio City Music Hall, is set for an August 28 release from Rhino.
The tour's inclusion of Alice Cooper and Queensrÿche makes this one of the year's hardest-hitting triple bills. In addition to his duties as a rock and roll icon, Cooper is the host of the syndicated Nights with Alice Cooper radio show. Queensrÿche are currently riding high on the success of last year's Operation: Mindcrime II album and its subsequent tour, which brought the group's Mindcrime saga to the stage in its entirety. On July 3, Rhino will release CD and DVD versions of Mindcrime at the Moore, which feature Queensrÿche's performance in front of their hometown crowd at Moore Theatre in Seattle.
The Heaven and Hell Fall U.S. tour will include the following stops, with more dates to be announced soon.
5 Binghampton, NY, Broom County Arena
7 Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
8 Long Island, NY, Jones Beach Amphitheatre
9 Mansfield, CT, Tweeter Center
14 Tampa, FL, St. Petersburg Times Forum
15 Sunrise, FL, Bank Atlantic Center
16 Orlando, FL, Amway Arena
25 Denver, CO, Coors Amphitheatre
28 Reno, NV, Reno Events Center
29 Kelseyville, CA, Konocti Harbor
30 Concord, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre
2 Fresno, CA, Selland Arena