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Black Sabbath Will Do One American Show... But Which One?

Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments2 Comments

Remember how the entire metal music world nearly went hysterical a few months back when the official Black Sabbath reunion was announced? Then things started going downhill fast... Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma and there was Bill Ward’s contract dispute...

So all those problems lead to the cancellation of the official Sabbath reunion and the tour suddenly became Ozzy Osbourne and friends or something like that. Now there's word that Sabbath WILL do  a single reunion show in America this year.  The show will be in August and it will be a festival. What festivals are in America in August? Lollapalooza comes to mind. That fest is August 3 - 5... and I can't think of any other events that are big enough to afford Sabbath. The Lollapalooza lineup is usually announced sometime in late April

Black Sabbath will play the U.K. Download festival in June. The original Black Sabbath (without Ward) continue to work on new material.

I suspect if Sabbath DOES do Lollapalooza... there will be a lot of confused hipsters in the crowd. I can say that because I did Lolla once. Huge event, amazing crowds... and a whole lot of diverse music. Big plus: the food tents are insane. Seriously.

 

 

Reader Comments (2)

I don't see Lollapalooza taking a chance of having a headliner on the bill that may have to cancel depending on Iommi's health and the situation with Ward. Rumor also has it that Metallica will be on the Lollapalooza lineup so its tough to see 2 metal bands being headliner of the fest. But it is by far the biggest festival in America in August.

Perhaps it will be another 1 date Ozzfest like they had in Dallas a few years back. That way if the Sabbath situation doesn't work out, you can simply have the Ozzy and friends with no huge backlash. Location: Indio, CA.
February 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWill
I will be there, wherever it is!
February 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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