Black Sabbath have announced that due to Tony Iommi’s on-going treament for lymphoma he will not be able to tour with Black Sabbath  but will appear at the Download Festival in Donnington, UK. Iommi however is still planning to record the new Black Sabbath album with his bandmates.

To fill the void that would have been left by the cancellation Ozzy Osbourne will be taking over with a special Ozzy & Friends set. The shows will feature guest appearances by Geezer Butler and Zakk Wylde and Slash, as well as a few suprises. Dates are as follows:

Jun. 10 – Donnington, UK @ Download Festival

May 23 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall  Arena
May 25 – Stockholm, Sweden – Stadium
May 27 – Jelling, Denmark – Jelling Festival
May 29 – Bergen, Norway – Bergen Calling Festival
May 31 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
Jun. 02 – Malmo, Sweden – Malmo Stadium
Jun. 04 – Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle
Jun. 06 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
Jun. 15 – Vitoria, Spain – Azkena Rock Festival
Jun. 17 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
Jun. 22 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 24 – Milan, Italy – Gods of Metal Festival
Jun. 26 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
Jun. 28 – Belgrade, Serbia – USCE Park
Jul. 01 – Athens, Greece – Rockwave Festival – Terra

Wishing you all the best Tony!

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