Black Sabbath Reach No. 1 On UK Charts After 42 Years, Continue To Be Old

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In 2009, Bob Dylan released Together Through Life, his thirty third studio album. It was the first album of his to hit number one on the UK charts in 39 years. Back in March, David Bowie mounted a good effort and reached number one in the UK (and number two in the US) with The Next Day. Black Sabbath have seemingly topped them all, debuting at number one in the UK forty two years and eight months after Paranoid charted that high, according to Billboard.

The new Black Sabbath album, 13, features Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk on drums. I’d root for a Rage reunion album to happen and then chart, but even that would make me feel old, with it being a fourteen year wait between number one albums in the US (and no Rage album ever hit number one in the UK). Wilk will be on tour with Sabbath, too; that tour starts in July.

Friendly reminder: including Brad Wilk, the average age for a Black Sabbath member is lowered down to the age of 59. You can see the old fogies’ tour dates here after the break.

Thu- Jul 25 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat-Jul 27 Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
Mon-Jul 29 Tampa, FL @ Live Nation Amphitheatre
Wed-Jul 31 W. Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
Fri-Aug 02 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Sun-Aug 04 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Tue-Aug 06 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Thu-Aug 08 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Sat-Aug 10 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Mon-Aug 12 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
Wed-Aug 14 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Fri Aug 16 Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sun-Aug 18 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Thu-Aug 22 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Sat-Aug 24 Seattle, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre
Mon-Aug 26 San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
Wed-Aug 28 Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri-Aug 30 Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
Sun-Sep 01 Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Tue-Sep 03 Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Sports Arena

Dan Bogosian

I finished school with a music theory degree. Before I finished school, I was a janitor. You really should apologize to all the janitors you've ever had. You hurt them. Seriously. You did.

But, now that we've cleared that up and you called your high school janitor, know that I quit being a janitor to pursue writing about music. So here I am, and here you are, and hey how are you?
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