Posted in metal | music | tour dates on January 9, 2012

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Tony Iommi at Saint Vitus (more by Samantha Marble)
Tony Iommi

Legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphocytes, a type of cell that forms part of the immune system.

Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan and remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery.

This comes as BLACK SABBATH -- Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Bill Ward (drums) -- are writing and recording their first album in 33 years in Los Angeles (still set for release this fall) with producer Rick Rubin. They will now go to the U.K. to continue to work with Tony. -[Blabbermouth]

So far, all previously discussed Black Sabbath reunion dates are STILL ON, though if that were to change, I think we would all agree that the guitar god's health is more important than any live endeavors.

All current dates and video of two full concerts of one of the greatest guitar players of all time is below.

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Black Sabbath - (HD)(Live in Paris 1970)(Full Concert)(Theatre Olympia)

Black Sabbath Live in New York 1980 Full Concert

BLACK SABBATH - 2012 TOUR DATES05/18 - Moscow, RU @ Olimpiski
05/20 - St. Petersburg, RU @ New Arena
05/21 - St. Petersburg, RU @ New Arena
05/23 - Helsinki, FI @ Hartwall Arena
05/25 - Stockholm, SE @ Stadium
05/26 - Jelling, DK @ Jelling Music Festival
05/29 - Bergen, NO @ Bergen Calling
05/31 - Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
06/02 - Malmo, SE @ Malmo Stadium
06/04 - Dortmund, DE @ Westfalenhalle
06/06 - Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
06/10 - Leicestershire, UK @ Download Festival
06/12 - Rotterdam, NL @ Ahoy
06/15 - Bilbao, ES @ Azkena Rock Festival
06/17 - Nantes, FR @ Hellfest
06/19 - Paris, FR @ Bercy
06/22 - Dessel, BE @ Graspop Metal Meeting
06/24 - Milan, IT @ Gods of Metal
06/26 - Vienna, AT @ Wiener Stadthalle
06/28 - Belgrade, RS @ Usce Park
07/01 - Athens, GR @ Rockwave Festival

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Comments (27)

Depending upon the type of lymphoma, it may be highly treatable. More details to follow.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 11:16 AM

Sad get well soon man

hopefully you hipster douchebags can stop being sarcastic for a second and be respectful doubt it though

Posted by Mark | January 9, 2012 11:16 AM

get better Tony!

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 11:19 AM

Hopefully 11:16 can stop with the run on sentences and lack of punctuation.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 11:25 AM

Hopefully 11:25 can find something to say today that actually adds to the quality of someone else's life and actually contributes to the ongoing conversation. Doubt it, though.

How's that, Miss Crabtree? Better sentence structure?

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 11:31 AM

Fuck. Hang in there Toni...keep writing!

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 11:41 AM

The originator and the innovator of the greatest riffs EVER. Hope he gets better...

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 11:44 AM

Terrible fucking news. I hope he gets better and doesn't fall the way of his erstwhile bandmate Dio.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 12:04 PM

They are playing Coachella.
You heard it here first.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 12:10 PM

does that mean no black sabbath reunion?

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 12:35 PM

The title of this post could have been a song on the next A.C. album.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 1:34 PM

^ That would only be if Seth didn't like him.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 2:12 PM

True music legend. Black Sabbath change the whole landscape of rock music. get well soon!

Posted by AnonHummus | January 9, 2012 4:13 PM

DIO SUCKED.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 4:26 PM

way, way, waaay too much bacon here

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 6:04 PM

wow. just get jobs or something people.
these silly arguments about punctuation or whatever 'clever' comments you have to say about someone's illness are pretty poor

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 9:29 AM

You know who makes snarky comments about people that are sick? Children, that's who. Children that don't know any better, that are incapable of empathy and have not earned the right to be taken seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 9:35 AM

Ok, for one the man should be respected and his plight should be off limits to the repetitively not funny, faceless humus-sausage brigade of NYC. However that's probably too much to ask for, as they need to get their fix to numb their insecurities.

Seth Putnam died back in 2011, and there'll probably be no more Anal Cunt ever. While that's a tragedy to some, the joke did grow old some many years ago...

Posted by Lucas | January 10, 2012 10:26 AM

I love how hipsters love to (try and) come off as humble and open minded, yet these comments always stand as a testament to their true nature: small insecure people trapped inside themselves. Conforming non-conformists considering themselves enlightened above us all. No one will care when you've grown old and thus unable to continue a life pursuing irony and pretension. I bid good day!

Posted by Lucas | January 10, 2012 10:32 AM

Let's stay focused.
Here's to a speedy recovery, Mr. Iommi. None of us would be anywhere without you. You created our entire world.
<3<3<3<3

Posted by Adam | January 10, 2012 12:18 PM

Lucas (10:32) - you seem like a really thoughtful, sensitive guy. Hey man, what's your email address? I'd like to continue this conversation offline. Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 12:24 PM

@10:32
that is correct

@12:24
fag

Posted by Byaahhh! | January 10, 2012 12:51 PM

^ suck my big black dick, hipster scumbag

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 3:06 PM

I wouldn't say I'm sensitive as I am more of a thoughtful, reasonable hater in a world full of buns ass niggas. haha

Here: soundcritic@gmail.com

Posted by Lucas | January 11, 2012 5:58 AM

Get well soon Mr.Iommi. You are truly a living legend. Mr.Dio is one of the best rock and roll singers of all time.

Posted by Dano | January 11, 2012 2:01 PM

^ suck my big black dick, hipster scumbag

Posted by Souq | February 11, 2012 5:07 AM

hang in there. bro. You will beat this.

Posted by jordon | August 8, 2013 7:34 PM

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