Andrew W.K. To Open For Black Sabbath On North American Tour

Posted by on June 27, 2013

Andrew W.K. literally keeps himself busy every second he gets (whether it be breaking drum records, touring with Marky Ramone, or even representing Playtex’s Fresh + Sexy wipes). Now he can add one more thing to his summer schedule: opening for Black Sabbath on their upcoming North American tour.

W.K. will be performing a DJ set every night before Sabbath takes the stage in North America. The king of partying himself had the following to say about the opportunity:

“I’m just shocked. It’s just the most incredible dream come true! This is the greatest honor I could be given. I remember when the phone rang and I first heard that Black Sabbath wanted me to be their exclusive opening act. I was really in a state of disbelief – almost sick with amazement and excitement. It took about 3 days until I fully mastered the reality of this opportunity and realized it was really going to happen. Black Sabbath’s music changed my life from the first time I heard it, and this tour will change my life all over again. I couldn’t be more thankful or humbled by this one-in-a-billion miracle. Can this really be real!? What kind of adventure will this be!?”

Granted, hearing the words “Andrew W.K. opening for Black Sabbath” will likely baffle many fans (although W.K. was part of Ozzfest 2002). However, it’s worth reiterating that W.K. will be doing a DJ set rather than playing with his own band. While we have no clue what will be on his playlist, chances are that he’ll come up with a good mix of songs that’ll go over well with the audience (who likely wouldn’t bother watching any band open for Sabbath anyway).

Sabbath’s tour, now with Andrew W.K., will kick off on July 25 in Houston, TX. Check out a complete rundown of dates below.

Jul. 25 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Jul. 27 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center

Jul. 29 – Tampa, FL @ Live Nation Amphitheatre

Jul. 31 – W. Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre

Aug. 02 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live

Aug. 04 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

Aug. 06 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

Aug. 08 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena

Aug. 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

Aug. 12 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center

Aug. 14 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

Aug. 16 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Aug. 18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center

Aug. 22 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

Aug. 24 – Seattle, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre

Aug. 26 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View

Aug. 28 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Aug. 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center

Sep. 01 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena

Sep. 03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Sports Arena


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