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OZZY and Friends Promo Photo Revealed

Ozzy and Friends BLACK SABBATH - who late last year confirmed the recording of their first new album in more than 33 years and a worldwide headlining tour - had to put some plans on hold due to Tony Iommi's battle with lymphoma. Black Sabbath will perform only three shows this summer: their May 19th hometown show at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, the UK’s Download Festival on June 10th and the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago which runs from August 3rd-5th.

So as not to let the promoters and fans down, OZZY OSBOURNE will now perform the majority of the previously scheduled Black Sabbath dates (both festival performances and the headlining shows) billed as OZZY & FRIENDS. These “first ever” Ozzy & Friends shows will feature appearances by “special guest” musicians including GEEZER BUTLER (who will join Ozzy for a special Black Sabbath set as a show of respect and support to their friend, Tony Iommi) and longtime former Ozzy band member ZAKK WYLDE. In addition, Ozzy will be accompanied by longtime collaborator and friend SLASH at select shows, with other “special guests” set to join the tour at various stops along the way (full list of dates, appearances below).

Check out the first promo photo of Ozzy & Friends below:

ozzy and friends

Ozzy & Friends dates:

23 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena
25 - Stockholm, Sweden - Stadium
27 - Jelling, Denmark - Jelling Festival
29 - Bergen, Norway - Bergen Calling Festival
31 - Oslo, Norway - Spektrum

2 - Malmo, Sweden - Malmo Stadium
4 - Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhalle
6 - Prague, Czech Rep - O2 Arena
17 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
20 - Mannheim, Germany - SAP Arena
22 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
24 - Milan, Italy - Gods of Metal Festival
26 - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
28 - Belgrade, Serbia - USCE Park

1 - Athens, Greece - Rockwave Festival – Terra

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    May 11, 2012

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