The first date of HEAVEN & HELL's upcoming U.S. tour appears to have been leaked. According to a newsletter that was sent out by the PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati, Ohio, the band featuring BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar), Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums) is scheduled to perform at the venue on Tuesday, August 18. Support at the gig will come from COHEED AND CAMBRIA. Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 8.
According to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, "The Devil You Know", the new album from HEAVEN & HELL — the band featuring BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar), Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums) — is on track to move between 30,000 and 35,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land in the Top 10 of The Billboard 200 chart.
HEAVEN & HELL will make a rare in-store appearance at Best Buy in San Bernadino, California on Saturday, May 2. All four members of the group will be on hand to celebrate the release of "The Devil You Know". Best Buy stores offer an exclusive version of the album featuring a bonus DVD with unreleased video of the band recording the album including studio performances, interviews, and other behind-the-scenes content. Fans who buy "The Devil You Know" at the San Bernadino Best Buy will get a wristband which will grant them access to get their copy signed by the band. Fans can also get wristbands for the event by purchasing the album at Best Buy stores in Burbank, Rancho Cucamonga and Riverside.