Live Nation has just announced that legendary British metal act Black Sabbath will play Vancouver on Thursday, August 22.
So you won't have to drive Stateside to the Gorge, after all.
I have only one response to that: FUCKIN-AAAAAAAAA!
Okay, maybe that's being a little over-enthusiastic, since original drummer Bill Ward--the guy whose playing on "War Pigs" caused me to wear out my parents' basement furniture pretending I was a drummer without a drumkit--isn't in the lineup.
But still. I haven't heard riffmaster Tony Iommi in action for quite some time. Not since that Heaven and Hell gig back in 2007, probably.
And Ozzy went back on the bottle recently, so maybe his singing has improved.
We should find out when the band's new Rick Rubin-produced album, 13, is released on June 11.
All I know is, I'm going. Might even wear a black crucifix, if I can find one cheap somewhere.
Tix go on sale next Saturday (May 4) at Live Nation, priced from $29 to $139.