Black Sabbath Postpone European Tour Plans, Only Performing At Download Fest

Posted by on February 17, 2012

In an unfortunate turn of events, it’s been announced that Black Sabbath have been forced to postpone plans for a full European tour this Summer due to Tony Iommi’s battle with lymphoma. As a result, Black Sabbath will only be performing at this year’s Download Festival in the UK.

In order to not let fans and promoters down, though, Ozzy Osbourne will be performing most of the remaining European festivals and dates this Summer. Billed as “Ozzy and Friends,” Osbourne’s set will feature appearances from Geezer Butler, Zakk Wylde, Slash, and many other “special guests” along the way on various stops.

With so much drama surrounding Bill Ward’s current status in the band, this serves as a sad reminder of Iommi’s current health problems. While something like this is exactly what we feared, the official statement claims that the guitarist is still making great progress and that the band are still working on a new album. And at least Sabbath will be able to play one show this Summer. You can check out the exact dates “Ozzy and Friends” will be performing after the jump. Hopefully Iommi’s health gets better.

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 6/15     Vitoria, Spain             Azkena Rock Festival

Sun 6/17    Clisson, France         Hellfest

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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