Sabbath on tour without Iommi
2012-02-18 by Voivod STAFF | 69 Comments
Black Sabbath have announced tour dates for 2012 in Europe.


Unfortunately, most concerts will be realized without the classic lineup, because of Toni Iommi's ongoing battle against Lymphoma. Zakk Wylde will be covering for Tony Iommi.








The list of tour dates is as follows:


05.23 Helsinki, FI: Hartwall Arena

05.25 Stockholm, SE: Stadium

05.27 Jelling, DK: Jelling Music Festival

05.29 Bergen, NO: Bergen Calling

05.31 Oslo, NO: Spektrum

06.02 Malmo, SE: Malmo Stadium

06.04 Dortmund, DE: Westfalenhalle

06.06 Prague, CZ: O2 Arena

06.15 Bilbao, ES: Azkena Rock Festival

06.17 Nantes, FR: Hellfest

06.19 Paris, FR: Bercy

06.22 Dessel, BE: Graspop Metal Meeting

06.24 Milan, IT: Gods of Metal

06.26 Vienna, AT: Wiener Stadthalle

06.28 Belgrade, RS: Usce Park

07.01 Athens, GR: Rockwave Festival



Source:
http://www.prefixmag.com/news/black-sabbath-cancel-reunion-tour/62099/
Tagged: Black Sabbath

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Jamatha
February 18th 2012
110 Comments


Pentatonic minor for the win

Surtur
February 18th 2012
521 Comments


So it's basically another Ozzy tour as we all expected it would end up?

johnnydeking29
February 18th 2012
9459 Comments


Dammit, thats not a Sabbath tour, but Zakk is probably one of the best guys to cover for Tony

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Nagrarok
February 18th 2012
8301 Comments


Without Tony Iommi there is no such thing as Black Sabbath.

Tyrael
February 18th 2012
20946 Comments


Without Tony Iommi there is no such thing as Black Sabbath. [2]

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paxman
February 18th 2012
4084 Comments


Who cares. Iommi is more important. I hope he pulls through, and I'm sure he will. Lymphoma is one of the less-deadly cancers.

Maniac!
February 18th 2012
26257 Comments


Dio needs to come back from the grave, kick Ozzy's ass, and lead Sabbath on an amazing tour.

KILL
February 18th 2012
72131 Comments


shitty

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 18th 2012
6287 Comments


Without Tony Iommi there is no such thing as Black Sabbath. [3]

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Andrewffcc
February 18th 2012
171 Comments


Without Tony Iommi there is no such thing as Black Sabbath. [4]


AsoTamaki
February 18th 2012
2525 Comments


Okay, I think we've established that without Tony Iommi there is no such thing as Black Sabbath. Everyone in the band probably realizes that too which is why they are calling this lineup "Ozzy & Friends" and not Black Sabbath.

thumbcrusher
February 18th 2012
3607 Comments


it's pretty unfortunate how this reunion is panning out

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PastorOfMupp3ts
February 18th 2012
70 Comments


wats the point then?

iFghtffyrdmns
February 18th 2012
7047 Comments


what a little lymphomic jerk

fsharptrit0ne
February 18th 2012
4814 Comments


wow way to replace the master with a fag

zaruyache
February 18th 2012
7277 Comments


Are you FUCKING kidding me?

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asaf
February 18th 2012
888 Comments


ummm ozzy plays sabbath songs with the ozzy band and often has geezer fill in (ie; ozzmosis). so with geezer, ozzy and wylde without ward or iommi, yeah, you're right, it is just another ozzy show.

johnnyblaze
February 18th 2012
2627 Comments


yeah, this sucks

Venpts16
February 18th 2012
283 Comments


This is turning out to be one awful example of a reunion tour. It isn't really much of a reunion if half of the band is gone; it has pretty much returned to Ozzy Osbourne with some other people.

wakeupdead
February 18th 2012
2208 Comments


Without Tony Iommi there is no such thing as Black Sabbath. [5]

not going now

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2012
22034 Comments


I heard these shows were being billed as "Ozzy and Friends"

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2012
23976 Comments


Without Tony Iommi there is no such thing as Black Sabbath.[6]

i usually hate this bracketed number nonsense but yeah, it's so true

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DeathsThread
February 18th 2012
214 Comments


Without Tony Iommi there is no such thing as Black Sabbath.[7]


newjunkaesthetic93
February 18th 2012
1871 Comments


Rolling Stone is reporting that all the dates without Iommi are being billed as "Ozzy & Friends".

AsoTamaki
February 18th 2012
2525 Comments


The very article sourced in this post said that. I'm glad some users on this site know how to read.

Or maybe I must have missed the part where it said that there is such a thing as Black Sabbath without Iommi.

CakeWithCream
February 18th 2012
1029 Comments


maybe i missed this but Bill Ward is back with Sabbath?

AsoTamaki
February 18th 2012
2525 Comments


No, but they haven't announced any replacement yet.

ReturnOfTheDnor
February 18th 2012
894 Comments


Man this would destroy me if I lived in Europe~

Minushuman24
February 18th 2012
296 Comments


dammit, just another Ozzy tour

zaruyache
February 18th 2012
7277 Comments


Ward released a statement saying that he's still waiting on feedback from like the other people's lawyer to determine if they'll give him a better contract or not. For this to have any hope of legitimacy without Iommi they absolutely need Ward.

rockandmetaljunkie
February 18th 2012
3722 Comments


The most important thing right now is Tony's health no doubt about it, but i paid to see the original line-up. Sabbath should cancel completely their tours and wait until Tony's condition get improved.

MUNGOLOID
February 18th 2012
4350 Comments


why fucking bother?

CakeWithCream
February 18th 2012
1029 Comments


It needs the original Sabbath lineup, as in Ozzy without Sharon

ThePrisonGuard
February 18th 2012
235 Comments



Without Tony Iommi there is no such thing as Black Sabbath.[8]

minimesmyidol
February 18th 2012
221 Comments


behind the wall of squeals. what a shit guitarist to cover. theres no point anymore without iommi

ShadowRemains
February 18th 2012
21364 Comments


Without Tony Iommi there is no such thing as Black Sabbath. [9]

EyesWideShut
February 18th 2012
3195 Comments


Without Tony Iommi there is no such thing as Black Sabbath. [10]

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2012
21453 Comments


Without Tony Iommi there is no such thing as Black Sabbath. [11]

TheNotrap
February 18th 2012
8127 Comments


Without Tony Iommi there is no such thing as Black Sabbath. [12]

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Cipieron
February 18th 2012
3508 Comments


i considered seeing them since zakk would be there, but then i realized they'd still be playing sabbath music... so no deal

Goatlord
February 18th 2012
405 Comments


Fuck this. It's not Black Sabbath if there's no Tony Iommi.

ShadowRemains
February 18th 2012
21364 Comments


i considered seeing them since zakk would be there, but then i realized they'd still be playing sabbath music... so no deal


lolwut

foreverjohndeered
February 18th 2012
897 Comments


what do you mean wut? he is right, sabbath sucks, and they always have. zakk rules though id go just for him

ShadowRemains
February 18th 2012
21364 Comments


boneren

foreverjohndeered
February 18th 2012
897 Comments


leave me alone im trying to troll!

ShadowRemains
February 18th 2012
21364 Comments


i see through your lies

foreverjohndeered
February 18th 2012
897 Comments


i always tell the truth because lying is for chumps

Killerhit
February 18th 2012
5254 Comments


Wow this has to be the 40th alt I've seen from cone

Most pointless user ever

foreverjohndeered
February 18th 2012
897 Comments


its funny because you like one of them

none
February 18th 2012
1100 Comments


in ur mouth

Regulator
February 18th 2012
607 Comments


i heard that nirvana is having a reunion tour too. but it's just gonna be krist novoselic and some guys he works with at his office.

Cipieron
February 18th 2012
3508 Comments


that would probably still be better than 'sabbath' touring

TheSpirit
February 18th 2012
17990 Comments


black sabbath - now with twice the pinch harmonics!

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Ire
February 18th 2012
41822 Comments


hmm i wonder whose idea this was

eternium
February 18th 2012
16338 Comments


Iommi is Black Sabbath.

Midjicka
February 18th 2012
232 Comments


damn, first Ward now Iommi. this sucks

Ire
February 18th 2012
41822 Comments


They said they aren't playing under the Black Sabbath name but as Ozzy and friends

(still gay)

WhiteNoise
February 18th 2012
3244 Comments


Wow so "Black Sabbath" is now Ozzy + Geezer + random drummer + the biggest poser in rock. brilliant!

XingKing
February 18th 2012
10967 Comments


i heard that nirvana is having a reunion tour too. but it's just gonna be krist novoselic and some guys he works with at his office.


How about Dave Grohl on drums, vocals and guitar?

RangerTaffles
February 19th 2012
262 Comments


Without Tony Iommi there is no such thing as Black Sabbath. [13]

WintersD
February 19th 2012
41 Comments


Without Tony Iommi there is no such thing as Black Sabbath. [∞]

KjSwantko
February 19th 2012
9447 Comments


Zakk instead of Iommi completely changes the sound of the band. This is pretty funny.

thedougler
February 19th 2012
212 Comments


ozzy and friends would be a great show for daytime tv

Kris.
February 19th 2012
12429 Comments



Wow this has to be the 40th alt I've seen from cone

Most pointless user ever


oh man the irony


but yea this sucks hard

simonpettersen
February 19th 2012
272 Comments


That's so wrong, they've canceled all the dates besides Download. Shame really, was looking forward to seeing them on Graspop.

demigod!
February 19th 2012
45005 Comments


Wellp, I'm not going.

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Erratic
February 19th 2012
1120 Comments


This shit is whack yo

13themount
February 20th 2012
173 Comments


They should tour with this Deep Purple line-up: http://tinpan.fortunecity.com/aprilskies/65/rod_evans__sounds-int.__sept._1980_.htm

DatsNotDaMetulz
February 20th 2012
1848 Comments


This isn't as Black Sabbath, if you read the announcement. Only one show is as Black Sabbath and that is Download Festival. The rest are as "Ozzy and Friends" and will have a changing lineup, including Zakk Wylde and Slash.



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