Black Sabbath To Tour Europe And North America This Year
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Launch Radio Networks is reporting that Black Sabbath will be back in action this summer. Singer-bassist Glenn Hughes, who's finishing up a new album with Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, said that Ozzy Osbourne and company will hit both Europe and North America this year, and that he might also be on the bill. "They are doing the, the festival run in Europe, and I believe — if I'm not shooting my foot off here — that they will be playing Ozzfest," he said. "And there's a rumor that Tony and I will be, with our new project, on that same bill, but I can't say that's gonna happen — but you never know."
Black Sabbath has already signed on to play Denmark's Roskilde (pronounced Ross-kill-dee) Festival, one of the largest annual music events in Europe. Roskilde, in its 34th year, will take place June 30 through July 3. Last year's festival drew 75,000 fans to hear 150 bands performing on six stages.
Other groups slated to play this year's Roskilde Festival include Green Day and Audioslave.
Osbourne is preparing for the March 22 release of "Prince of Darkness", a four-CD box set of material from throughout his career, as well as some newly recorded cover songs.
Besides the project with Iommi, which should be out this summer, Hughes has a solo album called "Soul Mover" that's due next month. It features Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and ex-Janes's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro.
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