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Feb
17
2012

Black Sabbath Tour Update

BAND'S SOLE EUROPEAN PERFORMANCE THIS SUMMER SET FOR U.K.'S DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

OZZY OSBOURNE & FRIENDS TO PERFORM ALL OTHER SCHEDULED SHOWS

BLACK SABBATH --who late last year confirmed the recording of their first new album in more than 33 years and a worldwide headlining tour--have had to put some plans on hold due to Tony Iommi’s battle with lymphoma. At this time, BLACK SABBATH will perform only one show of this summer’s previously scheduled European tour. It will take place Sunday, June 10 at the U.K.’s Download Festival.

So as not to let the promoters and fans down, OZZY OSBOURNE will now perform all the previously scheduled BLACK SABBATH dates (both festival performances and the headlining shows) billed as OZZY OSBOURNE & FRIENDS. These “first ever” OZZY OSBOURNE & FRIENDS shows will feature appearances by “special guest” musicians including GEEZER BUTLER (who will join Ozzy for a special BLACK SABBATH set as a show of respect and support to their friend, Tony Iommi) and longtime former OZZY band member Zakk Wylde. In addition, OZZY will be accompanied by longtime collaborator and friend Slash at select shows, with other “special guests” set to join the tour at various stops along the way (full list of dates, appearances below).

Tony Iommi continues to make excellent progress and is looking forward to getting back out on the road. Meanwhile, BLACK SABBATH continue to write and record music in the U.K. for their upcoming album. More information about these dates and BLACK SABBATH’s recording and touring plans is forthcoming.

The 2012 tour dates are as follows:

BLACK SABBATH
DATE CITY VENUE
Sun 5/19 Birmingham UK 02 Academy
Sun 6/10 Donnington  UK Download Festival
Sun 8/3 Chicago IL Lollapalooza
OZZY OSBOURNE AND FRIENDS
DATE CITY VENUE
Wed 5/23 Helsinki, Finland Hartwall Arena
Fri 5/25 Stockholm, Sweden Stadium
Sun 5/27 Jelling, Denmark Jelling Festival
Tue 5/29 Bergen, Norway Bergen Calling Festival
Thu 5/31 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
Sat 6/2 Malmo, Sweden Malmo Stadium
Mon 6/4 Dortmund, Germany Westfalenhalle
Wed 6/6 Prague, Czech Rep O2 Arena
Fri 6/13 Madrid, Spain Vista Alegre
Fri 6/15 Vitoria, Spain Azkena Rock Festival
Sun 6/17 Clisson, France Hellfest
Fri 6/20 Mannheim, Germany SAP Arena
Fri 6/22 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
Sun 6/24 Milan, Italy Gods of Metal Festival
Tue 6/26 Vienna, Austria Stadthalle
Thu 6/28 Belgrade, Serbia USCE Park
Sun 7/1 Athens, Greece Rockwave Festival – Terra
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Comments

I can't fathom why you, Tony, and Geezer haven't stepped in to straighten this mess with Bill out. What arrogance to think he isn't just as important to the reunion as the three of you are. You all need a good kick in the ass for this one. The most important thing about the reunion to most of your fans is to HEAR the ORIGINAL SOUND that made Sabbath BLACK SABBATH in the first place.As a fan and a musician I'm mortified to realize we are more a paycheck to you 3 than loyal fans who have stood by you and your music/art for all these years. The first Album I ever owned that ever touched me was Your first. Whenever I hear a Sabbath song it just feels right. Now, however, you 3 are ruining a lifetime love of your music over petty materialistic bulls***. I know you all make a living doing this but just this once can it be for the fans and the music instead of just your bank accounts? And by the way, can you grow the hell up and finally treat Bill as at least somewhat more of an equal for once. How about you, Tony and Mr.Butler leave your f'n inflated egos at the door for a change. I can guarantee one thing. Along with a hell of a lot of other fans I know, this new album will never be bought and added to my collection without the original drummer on it. Maybe if it hurts you where you value the most, you bank accounts, you'll be forced to actually think about what this means to your fans and not just what it means to your pocket
book. Keep in mind that a lot of us are sitting here watching you 3 just sit by trying to play stupid about this and quite frankly it's working. You sure do look stupid in the process! All things said, I do hope Tony beats this cancer. It is hell to go through and though I've never met the man, good or bad, I don't believe anyone should have to go through it. "God bless you all "

EH!! I got buck f***ing naked and frolicked into the property, near an errie black looking stream under the moon, threw me arse down on the dewy grass and started waving me lilly arms about at the river then some big f***ing shadow of hotness over took me and WHAMSA!! he he..is that some Black sabbath there hun?

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FROM JAIME SCHUTTE

" OZZY " for 40 + years i have been chasing you. Following your music and concerts, first buying albums, then cassettes, now CDs. "I have them all." For over 10 years i have had a website dedicated to you, and have gotten no response. "PLEASE, check it out" ozzhead1956.tripod.com " I AM A TRUE OZZY FAN FOR LIFE" When you come to the United States, i'll be there as always. "Friends thru music" "GET ME UP-FRONT" ozzytilldeath1956@yahoo.com

Hi
My name is Janet Brookes I live in the north east of Scotland, I was so looking forward to seeing you all for the first time I bought tickets to see you all in Rotterdam. i am disabled so cant stand long enough to be able to do the Download festival. I understand why things have been done this way, and also why venues have to be missed out. I am now desperate to see if i can catch you Mr Osbourne at another venue. that's if they are not all sold out. Please i hope Mr Iommi gets better soon and we will see the original Black Sabbath in all its glory.

God Bless you all
Janet Brookes