First Black Sabbath World Tour Dates

The first leg of their world tour have been announced. Will the metal legends stop off near you?

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Black Sabbath have confirmed the first set of dates for their reunion world tour, which you can see below.

The run of performances starting in May will take place at venues and festivals across Europe, but the band will be announcing more dates across other continents once they have been confirmed.

As revealed last week, the renown metal act have officially reunited, though there was very little surprise at the news after guitarist Tony Iommi let the cat out of the bag early and made it one of the worst kept secrets in rock history.

The real surprise was that they will team up with studio legend Rick Rubin for a brand new Sabbath record. Speaking at an official press conference, bassist Geezer Butlers said the new songs are "back to the old Sabbath style and sound. The stuff that Tony [Iommi] has been playing is absolutely brilliant."

Black Sabbath Reunion Tour Dates:

05/18 - Moscow, Russia - Olimpiski 05/20 - St. Petersburg, Russia - New Arena 05/23 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena 05/25 - Stockholm, Sweden - Stadium 05/29 - Bergen, Norway - Bergen Calling Festival 05/31 - Oslo, Norway - Spektrum 06/02 - Malm, Sweden - Malm Stadium 06/04 - Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhalle 06/10 - Donnington, U.K. - Download Festival 06/12 - Rotterdam, Holland - Ahoy 06/15 - Bilbao, Spain - Azkena Rock Festival 06/17 - Nantes, France - Hellfest 06/19 - Paris, France - Bercy 06/22 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting 06/24 - Milan, Italy - Gods of Metal

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    jurnag12
    Alright, I don't care what I'm doing that day, I'm going to Rotterdam. Because SABBATH!
    Michael Stewart wrote: World tour? More like European tour.
    rocker222 wrote: florida is not on there
    the first set of dates for their reunion world tour
    It clearly says 'first set', right there. Do you get that you were wrong, or shall I get the whiteboard to draw some diagrams?
    rocker222 wrote: florida is not on there
    Jyrgen
    See in you Helsinki, Sabbath. It'll be 3 days after my IB final exams. Will be epic.
    dial-a-death
    Agreed. I assumed "world tour" didn't mean "Download and other festivals". Seeing as I'm not going to pay through the teeth to see Sabbath, 3 good bands and a load of crap. Much rather pay a lot just to see Sabbath and whoever supports them.
    de-fexxx666
    dial-a-death wrote: Agreed. I assumed "world tour" didn't mean "Download and other festivals". Seeing as I'm not going to pay through the teeth to see Sabbath, 3 good bands and a load of crap. Much rather pay a lot just to see Sabbath and whoever supports them.
    You'll pay the same price to see Sabbath headline as at a festival. And at least at a festival you'll get some other bands to ease the blow of Sabbath's underwhelming live show... As a matter of fact, I'll ONLY go see them if it's at a festival (Heavy T.O.) when they come around...
    RockInPeaceDime
    Lapidus wrote: I just hope they don't end up like Michael Jackson, it's one thing to sell tickets, it's another to perform 3 times a week and travelling on a world tour.
    Killed by their doctors? lol probably won't happen...
    Pagan_Poetry
    As revealed last week, the renown metal act have officially reunited, though there was very little surprise at the news after guitarist Tony Iommi let the cat out of the bag early and made it one of the worst kept secrets in rock history.
    Ahaha it was pretty badly kept, but really, it was for the best. It helped spread the word.
    Lapidus
    I just hope they don't end up like Michael Jackson, it's one thing to sell tickets, it's another to perform 3 times a week and travelling on a world tour.
    BlackApparatus
    I don't care when, I don't care how, but these guys better get their asses down to Mexico in this world tour.
    steveman_guitar
    GunsNSnakepits wrote: Please please PLEASE come to Toronto or somewhere close!
    so many fans around, skydome or something please!
    brandon54
    Europe already has most of our bands so can we get Sabbath over here in the US?
    Dookie92
    arnolddrummer wrote: c'mon Canada wants you! Ottawa specifically!
    Fuck yes!
    avsfan39
    i'm in the navy and i have better have leave during one of these months damnit!! i must see sabbath!
    UltimaBigDaddy
    im planning to buy tickets for me n my dad for hellsinki's gig. i hope it'll be enough if i call a ticket service right away when they start selling. sometimes they sell those in minutes. anyway who would ever guessed i'm gonna have a change to see original black sabbath with my dad (who is a fan as well) !
    dial-a-death
    Sorry for triple post, but before anyone gets offended, I have no problems with arts degrees, just saying that as an Engineer, I have about 4-6 3 hour exams at the end of thee year, as opposed to a deadline for submission of a piece of work that can be done over a few weeks.
    xDnoob
    **** this shit! 23.5.2012 Black Sabbath is in Finland but WHY IT HAS TO BE WEDNESDAY?????
    dial-a-death
    Oh, and also Download is probably going to be in the middle of my end of year exams for uni. And as I do a real subject, as opposed to an arts degree, the exams actually matter.
    dial-a-death
    de-fexxx666 wrote: dial-a-death wrote: Agreed. I assumed "world tour" didn't mean "Download and other festivals". Seeing as I'm not going to pay through the teeth to see Sabbath, 3 good bands and a load of crap. Much rather pay a lot just to see Sabbath and whoever supports them.You'll pay the same price to see Sabbath headline as at a festival. And at least at a festival you'll get some other bands to ease the blow of Sabbath's underwhelming live show... As a matter of fact, I'll ONLY go see them if it's at a festival (Heavy T.O.) when they come around...
    In principle, yes. However, I would still rather have a venue act rather than festival because the time between sets for 10 bands a day does not give every band the opportunity to soundcheck properly. As a result, mixing and sound in general tends to be sub par for a lot of festivals. Added to that, at least 2 or 3 bands per stage per weekend have some sort of technical problem. Compared to that, out of all the gigs I've been to, the only band that has had bad sound was Wheatus (it was free, and got me free entry to 2 subsequent club nights at my SU), and they insisted on doing the sound mixing themselves.
    Slash-Hudson
    Jesus_Dean wrote: 06/04 - Dortmund, Germany - WestfalenhalleFTW!
    see you in dortmund! man wird das geil!