Following on from their highest ever UK charting album ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ via Mascot Label Group (home to Joe Bonamassa, Volbeat, Gov’t Mule, Beth Hart, Vandenberg’s MoonKings) earlier this year, Black Label Society have announced their 2015 tour dates.
Presale tickets will go on sale for O2 customers on Wednesday 8th October at 10am and via Live Nation on Thursday 9th October at 10am with the official on sale date Friday 10th October at 10am.
Bringing his guitar wizardry and guttural blues to the road; Zakk Wylde along with Dario Lorina (Guitar), John DeServio (Bass) and Jeff Fabb (Drums) will play 8 dates for the UK faithful; giving them the opportunity to see the brooding intensity, swampy nihilism and explosive swagger of ‘Catacombs..’ for the first time since their formidable main stage performance at this years’ Download Festival.
Speaking of the new album experience Wylde explains “Every time you’re going to make a new record, it’s exciting. When you’re in the studio you can approach it like Salvador Dali where you’ve got a blank canvas in front of you. You can paint a little bit, sit back and look at it and go, ‘Oh man, let’s add a little more red over here, let’s make this darker over there.’ Because live? It’s a free-for-all. People are bleeding. There’s fire going on. You’re getting attacked by grizzly bears…”
If 2013s ‘Unblackened’ live album found Black Label Society in a mellower mood then ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’, their 10th studio album sees them throw down the gauntlet as the runaway beast that they really are in which Metal Hammer described the album as “a metal warrior returning to former glories”.
From his 20 years with Ozzy Osbourne and his inception of Black Label Society in 1998 Wylde has widely been considered as one of modern rocks’ true guitar heroes with his taste for metal, blues, doom and southern rock. He recently won the accolade of ‘Metal Guru’ from Classic Rock as well as a ‘Golden God’ from Metal Hammer and ‘Best Guitarist’ from Revolver to cement this status. His collaborations have led to a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling ‘No More Tears’ for which Wylde wrote all the music.
Get ready for February 2015 as Black Label Society are back to bring the noise.
2015 UK TOUR
WEDNESDAY 11 FEBRUARY O2 ABC, GLASGOW – £20.00 Tickets
THURSDAY 12 FEBRUARY THE INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM – £20.00 Tickets
FRIDAY 13 FEBRUARY THE ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON – £22.00 Tickets
SATURDAY 14 FEBRUARY O2 ACADEMY, BRISTOL – £20.00 Tickets
SUNDAY 15 FEBRUARY O2 ACADEMY, LEEDS – £20.00 Tickets
TUESDAY 17 FEBRUARY UEA, NORWICH – £20.00 Tickets
WEDNESDAY 18 FEBRUARY ROCK CITY, NOTTINGHAM – £20.00 Tickets
THURSDAY 19 FEBRUARY MANCHESTER ACADEMY – £20.00 Tickets
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY MELKWEG, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS €27.50 Tickets
SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY ANCIENNE BELIGIQUE, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM €28.00 Tickets
WEDNESDAY 25 FEBRUARY FZW FREIZEITENTRUM WEST, FRANKFURT, GERMANY €28.00 Eventim
THURSDAY 26 FEBRUARY LE BATACLAN, PARIS, FRANCE €32.00 Tickets
SUNDAY 1 MARCH TRAIN, AARHUS, DENMARK 275.00 DKK Tickets
TUESDAY 3 MARCH ROCKEFELLER MUSIC HALL. OSLO, NORWAY 385.00 NOK Tickets
FRIDAY 6 MARCH NOSTURI, HELSINKI, FINLAND €41.00 Tickets
SUNDAY 8 MARCH ROCK CAFÉ, TALLINN, ESTONIA €32.00 Tickets
MONDAY 9 MARCH FORUM PALACE, VILNUS, LITHUANIA $30.00
WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH B90, GDANSK, POLAND 110.00 PLN Tickets
THURSDAY 12 MARCH CLUB STUDIO, KRAKOW, POLAND 110.00 PLN Tickets
SATURDAY 14 MARCH Z7, BASLE, SWITZERLAND 46.00 CHF Tickets
SUNDAY 15 MARCH LES DOCKS, LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND 50.00 CHF Tickets
Album Buy links:
Buy ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ on CD/Vinyl here
Buy ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ on iTunes here
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