After getting a digital release earlier this year (available on Amazon MP3 or iTunes), BLACK SABBATH: THE COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUMS 1970-1978 will get a physical release as a box set on April 15 via Rhino (pre-order: Amazon). After forming in 1969, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Terry “Geezer” Butler, and Bill Ward went on to release eight albums with their original lineup, and this clamshell box set collects all of the albums that they recorded for Warner Bros. Records during the 1970’s, including the iconic, eponymous debut (1970), the multi-platinum landmark Paranoid (1970), the platinum albums Master Of Reality (1971), Vol. 4 (1972), and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973),as well as the gold albums Sabotage (1975), Technical Ecstasy (1976), and Never Say Die! (1978).
BLACK SABBATH kicks off another North American tour on March 31 with a show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. In the weeks that follow, the trek will hit ten cities in Canada, including stops in Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton, before it wraps on April 26 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. These dates are part of the band’s final shows of its 2013-14 world tour in support of its first studio album in 35 years, 13. A resounding success, the album entered the charts at #1 in 13 countries (including their first #1 in the U.S.). Another run of European festivals and headlining shows will follow this summer.
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