In support of their highly anticipated forthcoming album, ‘13,’ metal legends Black Sabbath are gearing up to hit the road, and have now announced four North American tour dates for 2013.

The album is due out June 11 but the first single ‘God Is Dead?’ will hit radio airwaves this Thursday, April 18. The band will also debut the song 'End of the Beginning' in a performance scene on the season finale of ‘CSI’ on May 15. Find out more on that here.

The album ‘13’ was produced by notable producer Rick Rubin, and Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne isn’t hiding his enthusiasm about the new disc. “I’m so over the moon about the way the album turned out … It’s better than my wildest dreams; it’s so good” states Osbourne.

Loudwire was lucky enough to hear the disc at a listening party. Click the red button at the bottom of this post to read our first impressions of the album.

The first of the newly announced North American dates will be held in New Jersey at PNC Bank Arts Center on Aug, 4 with stops in Toronto, Washington and Los Angeles also announced. Pre-sale tickets will be available this coming Thursday, April 18.

The band also recently announced a late 2013 European tour. For more information on that trek, go here. If you live in the States or Canada, then check out the new dates below:

Black Sabbath 2013 North American Tour Dates:

8/4 -- Holmdel, N.J. -- PNC Bank Arts Center
8/14 -- Toronto, Ontario -- Air Canada Centre
8/24 -- Seattle, Wash. -- Gorge Amphitheatre
9/3 -- Los Angeles, Calif. -- Los Angeles Sports Arena