The Sword to support Ozzy Osbourne for iTunes dates and August 2010 album announced

Posted: 18th June 2010
Ozzy Osbourne

In a day full of Ozzy, we can now tell you that the support act for his 3rd July iTunes Festival date has just been announced as The Sword.

The Austin, Texas metallers will now be over for two London dates - iTunes being the first, the other being at the Camden Barfly on 5th July (now sold-out). Tickets for the iTunes date are up for grabs in a prize-draw ( and you can double your chances of nabbing some tickets by entering a competition on official The Sword website (

This August, the band will release their third studio album - 'Warp Riders' - a concept album which is a tribute to "comic books, dimestore sci-fi paperbacks, the legacy of FM rock radio, and the all-consuming power of heavy metal." The album is released on 23rd August via Kemado records, and of course we'll keep you posted if there's any UK gig activity in support of said album…

Daniel O'Connell