Lock up your daughters and stock up on the holy water – Black Sabbath are hitting the road for a full UK tour.

The black metal forefathers are gearing up to release 13, their first Ozzy Osbourne-assisted record since 1978. Following a clutch of 2012 reunion shows, the band have announced a short UK tour.

The stint will kick off on December 10 at London’s O2 Arena, and will include dates in Belfast, Sheffield, Glasgow and Manchester. The band will round off the stint with a huge show in their native Birmingham. The tour will feature original members Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, although original drummer Bill Ward will not appear following a high-profile inter-band dispute.

A full list of dates is below. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday. 13 is due on June 10 on Vertigo Records.

December 10 – London O2 Arena
December 12 – Belfast Odyssey Arena
December 14 – Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
December 16 – Glasgow Hydro
December 18 – Manchester Arena
December 20 – Birmingham LG Arena



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