Andrew W.K. has just announced that he has been personally invited by heavy-metal legends Black Sabbath to be the opening act on their upcoming North American tour.
The “Party Hard” head-banger took to his website Thursday to share the surprising news, saying, “I’m just shocked . . . This is the greatest honor I could be given.”
W.K., whose Get Wet album landed him his first Ozzfest spot in 2001, said he was “almost sick with amazement and excitement” when he received the news, as “Black Sabbath’s music changed my life from the first time I heard it, and this tour will change my life all over again.”
“Can this really be real!?” the 34-year-old Michigan native added. “What kind of adventure will this be!?"
This year has already been quite the adventure for W.K., who broke a world record for longest drum solo just last week, and is currently touring as the frontman for Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, according to Spin.
Black Sabbath and W.K.’s North American tour boasts the following tour dates:
July 25 - Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell PavilionJuly 27 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin CenterJuly 29 - Tampa, FL @ Live Nation AmphitheaterJuly 31 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan AmphitheatreAugust 2 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube LiveAugust 4 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center August 6 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre August 8 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena August 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center August 12 - Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center August 14 - Toronto, Canada @ Air Canada Center August 16 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre August 18 - Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center August 22 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Rogers Arena August 24 - George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre August 26 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre August 28 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre August 30 - Pheonix, AZ @ US Airways Center September 1 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena September 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Sports Arena
To learn more about Andrew W.K.’s current projects, check out his website. For updated Black Sabbath news, click here, and be sure to share your thoughts on this unexpected team-up with us in the comments section below!
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