Black Sabbath have cancelled almost all of their planned 2012 tour, due to Tony Iommi’s health issues. The legendary guitarist is currently being treated for cancer and will not be well enough to tour with the metal greats.
“Sabbath have had to put some plans on hold due to Tony Iommi’s battle with lymphoma,” says a statement on the band’s Facebook. “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.”
Instead of a Sabbath tour, frontman Ozzy Osbourne will be hitting the road with an “Ozzy & Friends” show. The singer will be joined by Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, along with former touring mate/guitar great Zakk Wylde and guitar icon Slash. Check out the tour dates below.
In the meantime, Black Sabbath are still at work on a new album.
Ozzy & Friends Tour:
5/23 - Helsinki, Finland Hartwall Arena
5/25 - Stockholm, Sweden Stadium
5/27 - Jelling, Denmark Jelling Festival
5/29 - Bergen, Norway Bergen Calling Festival
5/31 - Oslo, Norway Spektrum
6/2 - Malmo, Sweden Malmo Stadium
6/4 - Dortmund, Germany Westfalenhalle
6/6 - Prague, Czech Rep O2 Arena
6/15 - Vitoria, Spain Azkena Rock Festival
6/17 - Clisson, France Hellfest
6/22 - Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
6/24 - Milan, Italy Gods of Metal Festival
6/26 - Vienna, Austria Stadthalle
6/28 - Belgrade, Serbia USCE Park
7/1 - Athens, Greece Rockwave Festival
Iron Maiden has just announced that they'll be out on tour here in North America with what they're calling the "Maiden England World Tour."
The trek will start on June 21 in Charlotte, N.C. and end right here in Houston on August 18.
The Maiden England World Tour is expected to hold closely to the original 1988 concert video of the same name.
The opening section of the tour will be the band's most extensive visit to North America for many years and even includes cities the band has not played in for very long time, like Charlotte, Atlanta, Buffalo, Indianapolis and Salt Lake City.
Maiden England 2012 tour dates:
21st June - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
23rd June - Atlanta, GA - Aarons Amphitheatre
26th June - Boston, MA - Comcast Center
27th June - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach
29th June - Philadelphia, PI - Susquehanna Bank Center
30th June - Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live
2nd July - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
5th July - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank
8th July - Quebec, QC - Colisee Pepsi Arena
11th July - Montreal, QC - Bell Center
13th July - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre
14th July - Sarnia, ON - Bayfest
16th July - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
18th July - Detroit, MI - DTE Music Theatre
19th July - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Centre
24th July - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Center
26th July - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
27th July - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
29th July - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
30th July - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
1st August - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
3rd August - San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
6th August - Phoenix, AZ - Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
9th August - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
12th August - Albuquerque. NM - Hard Rock Pavilion
13th August - Denver, CO - Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
15th August - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
17th August - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
18th August - Houston, TX - The Woodlands
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