Rival Sons have been confirmed as support for Black Sabbath during their The End world tour.
Rival Sons frontman Scott Holiday believes that the opportunity came about after they played at an awards ceremony where Ozzy Osbourne and family were in attendance.
“The attendees – which included the upper crust of classic rock, and some of the world’s most famous – really enjoyed our little three-song set. Especially Ozzy, Sharon and the kids,” he says.
“We chatted and hung with the Osbournes after the show, which was incredible on its own. But something much greater has transpired.”
He adds: “Every now and again the universe just speaks to you and planets align. This is definitely one of those situations for us.”
The shows will mark Black Sabbath’s last ever live tour before they bow out of a career that has lasted nearly five decades. They are expected to release their last ever studio album next year.
So far Sabbath have confirmed a series of tour dates for 2016 in the US, Australia and New Zealand. Confirmation of further dates is expected in October.
Jan 20th: Omaha Centurylink Center, NE
Jan 22nd: Chicago United Centre, IL
Jan 25th: Minneapolis Target Center, MN
Jan 28th: Saskatoon Sasktel Centre, SK
Jan 30th: Edmonton Rexall Centre, AB
Feb 01st: Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome, AB
Feb 03rd: Vancouver Rogers Arena, BC
Feb 06th: Tacoma Dome, WA
Feb 09th: San Jose SAP Center, CA
Feb 11th: Los Angeles The Forum, CA
Feb 13th: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center, NV
Feb 15th: Denver Pepsi Center, CO
Feb 17th: Kansas City Sprint Center, MO
Feb 19th: Detroit Palace Of Auburn Hills, MI
Feb 21st: Hamilton Firstontario Centre, ON
Feb 23rd: Montreal Bell Centre, QC
Feb 25th: New York Madison Square Garden, NY
Apr 15th: Perth Arena, Australia
Apr 17th: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Australia
Apr 19th: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia
Apr 23rd: Sydney Allphones Arena, Australia
Feb 25th: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Australia
Apr 28th: Auckland Vector Arena, New Zealand
Apr 30th: Dunedin Forsyth Barr Stadium, New Zealand