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Reunited Black Sabbath Announces Festival Dates and Shows For 2012

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Having recently confirmed their reunion with the band's original lineup and confirmed to headline the final day of the U.K.'s Download Festival 2012, Black Sabbath has now announced more dates on its Eureopean festival circuit for 2012:

Friday, May 18, 2012 - Moscow - Olimpiski
Sunday, May 20, 2012 - St. Petersburg - New Arena
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - Helsinki - Hartwall Arena
Friday, May 25, 2012 - Stockholm - Stadium
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - Bergen, Norway - Bergen Calling Festival
Thursday, May 31, 2012 - Oslo - Spektrum
Saturday, June 2, 2012 - Malmo, Sweden - Malmo Stadium
Monday, June 4, 2012 - Dortmund, Germany - West Falenhalle
Sunday, June 10, 2012 - Donington, UK - Download Festival
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - Rotterdam - Ahoy
Friday, June 15, 2012 - Bilbao, Spain - Azkena Rock Festival
Sunday, June 17, 2012 - Nantes, France - Helfest
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - Paris - Bercy
Friday, June 22, 2012 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
Sunday, June 24, 2012 - Milan - Gods Of Metal

Here's another recently released clip from the press conference:

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1. spiral_architect writes:

DON'T FORGET US HERE IN AMERICA!

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 10:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ThrashtillDeathTFV writes:

Looking forward to video footage of these... here in the U.S

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 10:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrianMN writes:

LOL.
Rubin looks like Albus Dumbledore.

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 11:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

Looks like I'll be seeing them next year in Belgium then.

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 11:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Drum_Junkie writes:

Ozzy said they already have seven or eight good songs. Cool.
Then, Geezer backed up the statement. I trust Geezer's opinion, so I'm expecting great things! Hopefully, Rubin understands the classic Sabbath sound won't tarnish it with some oddball production.

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ZMA writes:

If Rubin fvcks up the album I'll be so mad. Although Black Sabbath could always just fvck up their own album lol. But I have high hopes with this. I don't think they're gonna put out sh!t after all this.

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 1:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

Rubin won't fvck it up guys. C'mon! I know it sounds too good to be true but quit second guessing. As DJ said, you can trust Geezer. Just kick back and let it happen.

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

They better f***in come to Canada man

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 3:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. R10 writes:

Your right BG,Rubin has a way of getting a band/person into the right mindset into recording a classic. Rubins track record speaks for itself; Danzig,Slayer,and Cash! As long as Geezer wrote lyrics,Iommi wrote riffs,we should be set! Just keep the vocal effects away from Ozzy,no auto-tune! Rubin is a guru,works wonders usually with bands long gone from the limelight.

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

LMAO! I'm pretty sure that if Ozzy offered up the autotune, Geezer wouldld kick him in the ole yamsack and Tony would slap the piss out of him.

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. ZMA writes:

Ok I'll trust Geezer. Whatever Ozzy did with his Scream album is what he should do vocally in the new Sabbath album, because I enjoyed Scream and his vocals weren't half bad on that album. But whatever he does I think it'll work for Sabbath. SABBATH!

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Dan rock writes:

Remember us down here on the Rock of Gibraltar we are ready to get " PARANOIED " in 2012 cant wait

# Nov 30, 2011 @ 2:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Cynic writes:

To me, this just won't fail simply because Iommi is involved.

The guy doesn't release weak music, he's a producer and has made more albums under his belt than I can count so he's not going to release an album with poor production, and most of all he made it pretty obvious with "Heaven and Hell" that he's got more fire in his gut than ever. All that needs to be done is make sure Ozzy has some decent vocal lines written for him and it'll be a sure bet.

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