Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the SABBATH album "Headless Cross" by touring North America in July and August. Martin's band, which will also be called HEADLESS CROSS, will consist of the following musicians:
Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH)- Vocals
Rolf Munkes (EMPIRE) - Guitar
Jamie Mallender - Bass
Danny Needham (BAILEY'S COMET, RAZORBACK) - Drums
Geoff Nicholls (BLACK SABBATH) - Keyboards
The trek is scheduled to kick off on July 10 in Arcata, California.
For a list of confirmed dates, go to this location.
Commented Martin: "'It's really THE TONY MARTIN BAND, and that's what we enter the States as, but the promoter has got itchy fingers, I think, and decided it's better to use the album title. I'm not ENTIRELY happy with it just because, but I decided to run with it.
He continued, "So the idea is to commemorate 20 years since 'Headless Cross' and I can reveal that some of the songs have NEVER been done live before... like 'Black Moon'... It's a REALLY complex track, but we're gonna bring it to the stage and show it off. Also, we've just left behind the anniversary of 'Eternal Idol', so there's gonna be some more off that album too like 'Born To Lose'."
"We are a couple of members short — normally we like to have more people up there — but it wasn't possible this time round, but we got it covered.
"We aren't able to bring with us much in the way of visual stuff just because there is so little time to get it all together, so... it's just the songs... Me and... well.... I hope.. you guys!!! We're out there 'till the end of August."