Black Sabbath announced on February 7th last that their headlining tour of Europe had been put on hold due to Tony Iommi’s battle with Lymphoma. They will now only play their date at the Download festival in Donnington, on June 10th.
So not to let fans and promoters down Ozzy Osbourne and friends are scheduled to play the majority of Black Sabbath’s dates. Some of the special guest appearances will include Geezer Butler, playing a special Black Saabth set with Ozzy to show respect and support for Tony Iommi, as well as former Ozzy guitarist Zakk Wylde, and Slash at select dates.
Tony Iommi is reported to be continuing to make excellent progress with recovery and is looking forward to getting back on the road. Black Sabbath continue to write and record music for their upcoming album.