Black Label Society is gearing up for a concert tour across North America this spring in celebration of their 1999 debut album, Sonic Brew, turning 20-years-old this year. The popular hard rock group, currently comprised of longtime Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde as well as John DeServio, Jeff Fabb, and Dario Lorina, will also plan on reissuing a “reimagined” version of the 1999 debut, with Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19, which is scheduled to arrive on May 17th.The 16-date spring tour will only visit a total of 10 cities in the U.S. and Canada, but notably makes a point to include two shows per city in select markets. Venues and cities where the band will be setting up shop for a multi-night run include The Oriental Theater in Denver, CO (4/24-25); Canton Hall in Dallas, TX (4/27-28); Concord Music Hall in Chicago, IL (4/30-5/1); Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY (5/6-7); Toronto Opera House in Toronto, ON (5/14-15); and El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA (5/22-23). At these multi-nigh stops, the band will plan on performing Sonic Brew in its entirety on night one, followed by an evening of their greatest hits during night two.Stops on the spring tour schedule which will only see one performance include Epicenter in Rockingham, NC on May 11th and O’Connor’s Irish Pub and Grill in Clarksville, TN on May 18th. The spring schedule also includes the band’s appearances at Welcome To Rockville Festival in Jacksonville, Florida on May 4th and the inaugural Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, Ohio on May 17th. Fans can reference the schedule below for the full list of tour dates.Black Label Society will be joined by Conan throughout the first half of the tour on April 24th-May 6th, and the Atomic Bitchwax for the second half starting on May 7th.Related: Ozzy Osbourne Announces Worldwide Farewell Tour Stretching Into 2020The forthcoming reissue of their 1999 debut will reportedly include two bonus tracks, a full band/piano version of “Spoke in the Wheel”, and an acoustic version of “Black Pearl”.“The original recording back in 1997 was mastered with high volume, alcohol and dance,” Zakk Wylde said about the upcoming reissue. “We went in and worked off the existing performances and focused on the high volume and dance while replacing the booze with viagra and anabolic steroids.”Tickets for the spring run will begin general on-sale this Friday, February 1st, at 10 a.m. local time. Fans can head over to the BLS website for more info.Spring 2019 Tour DatesApril 24 – Denver, CO – The Oriental TheaterApril 25 – Denver, CO – The Oriental TheaterApril 27 – Dallas, TX – Canton HallApril 28 – Dallas, TX – Canton HallApril 30 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music HallMay 1 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music HallMay 4 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To RockvilleMay 6 – New York, NY – The Bowery BallroomMay 7 – New York, NY – The Bowery BallroomMay 11 – Rockingham, NC – EpicenterMay 14 – Toronto, ON – Toronto Opera HouseMay 15 – Toronto, ON – Toronto Opera HouseMay 17 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple FestivalMay 18 – Clarksville, TN – O’Connor’s Irish Pub and GrillMay 22 – Los Angeles – El Rey TheatreMay 23 – Los Angeles – El Rey TheatreView Spring Tour Dates[H/T Guitar World]
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