Following a week packed with comebacks and ridiculous news stories, Black Sabbath have decided to cap it all off by announcing they'll be releasing a new album this June.

The album, which is titled 13, will be released this June via Vertigo/Republic and was produced by Rick Rubin. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler were joined by drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) during its creation.

Ahead of its release, the band will play the following shows in New Zealand, Australia and Japan:

  • April
  • 20 - Vector Arena - Auckland, New Zealand
  • 22 - Vector Arena - Auckland, New Zealand
  • 25 - Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, Australia
  • 27 - All Phones Arena - Sydney, Australia
  • 29 - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne, Australia

  • May
  • 01 - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne, Australia
  • 04 - Perth Arena - Perth, Australia
  • 12 - Ozzfest - Makuhari Messe - Tokyo, Japan