The Reunion Tour was a concert tour by heavy metal band Black Sabbath, celebrating the band's 2012 reunion and in support of their album 13, which was the group's first album to feature their original singer Ozzy Osbourne since 1978's Never Say Die! and original bassist Geezer Butler since 1994's Cross Purposes.
|Black Sabbath Reunion Tour|
|Tour by Black Sabbath|
|Location||Europe, North America, Oceania, Asia, South America|
|Start date||19 May 2012|
|End date||4 July 2014|
|No. of shows||84|
32 in Europe
35 in North America
8 in Oceania
2 in Asia
7 in South America
On 11 November 2011, at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles the band announced that the original lineup was reforming to tour in 2012 and cut a new album. The band was joined by Rick Rubin, who was set to produce the band's new album, the first to come from the original line up since 1978's Never Say Die!. "It was the obvious choice", explained Osbourne of Rubin as producer. "I've known Rick for many years."
Sabbath's last tour with Ozzy was in 2005, and the original lineup last appeared together when they were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006. They attempted to cut a new album with Rick Rubin in 2001, but the sessions fell apart and Osbourne turned his attention to his solo career. The second incarnation of the band featuring Ronnie James Dio reunited under the moniker Heaven & Hell in 2006, but split four years later, after Dio died.
On 9 January 2012, guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with the "early stages of lymphoma", according to a statement sent out by the band's publicist. "His bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time", the statement says. "Iommi is currently working with doctors to establish the best treatment plan. The 'Iron Man' of Rock and Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery." The band were forced to withdraw from a headlining slot at 2012's Coachella festival, following Iommi's announcement that he was suffering from the lymphoma form of cancer.
Barely a month had passed until 2 February 2012, when original drummer Bill Ward threatened to quit Black Sabbath, issuing a long statement indicating that he would not participate in the reunion unless he was presented with a "signable contract" that "reflects some dignity and respect toward me as an original member of the band." The following day, the band responded on Facebook: "We were saddened to hear yesterday via Facebook that Bill declined publicly to participate in our current Black Sabbath plans...we have no choice but to continue recording without him although our door is always open... We are still in the UK with Tony. Writing and recording the new album and on a roll... See you at Download!!! – Tony, Ozzy and Geezer" Ward would eventually bow out of playing drums for the group's shows scheduled for 2012 after failing to reach a contract agreement. Butler made it known that Tommy Clufetos, currently of Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne‘s solo band and a one-time member of Rob Zombie's touring outfit, would step in for Ward as Sabbath prepared to perform.
Just two weeks later on 17 February 2012, Black Sabbath reshuffled its reunion plans in light of Iommi's battle with lymphoma. The band confirmed that they planned to play only one show on their planned European tour – Download Festival, which took place on 10 June in England and was preceded by a warm-up show in Birmingham on 19 May 2012, and then followed by a headlining slot at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, marking the band's only North American show of 2012. To make up for the cancellation of the shows, Osbourne headed out on a 17-date tour as part of Ozzy and Friends, which featured special guests such as Slash, Zakk Wylde and Butler on select dates.
The band's concert at Birmingham's O2 Academy was professionally filmed. On 9 August 2012 Black Sabbath released footage of performance of "Paranoid" from the show. The band's performances in at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 29 April and 1 May 2013 were professionally recorded and released as a live album and film, Live... Gathered in Their Masses.
After seeing their 2012 tour cut short due to Iommi's battle with lymphoma, Black Sabbath returned to the road in 2013, with the band playing shows in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, North America, South America and Europe. The band also headlined the first ever Ozzfest Japan in Chiba City, along with Slipknot, on 11–12 May 2013. The dates in 2013 and 2014 were arranged so that Iommi could return to the UK for treatment once every six weeks.
|Europe (warm-up shows)|
|19 May 2012[A]||Birmingham||England||O2 Academy|
|10 June 2012||Leicestershire||Download Festival|
|North America (warm-up show)|
|3 August 2012||Chicago||United States||Lollapalooza|
|20 April 2013||Auckland||New Zealand||Vector Arena|
|22 April 2013|
|25 April 2013||Brisbane||Australia||Brisbane Entertainment Centre|
|27 April 2013||Sydney||Allphones Arena|
|29 April 2013||Melbourne||Rod Laver Arena|
|1 May 2013|
|4 May 2013||Perth||Perth Arena|
|7 May 2013||Adelaide||Adelaide Entertainment Centre|
|12 May 2013||Chiba||Japan||Makuhari Messe (Ozzfest)|
|North America #1|
|25 July 2013||The Woodlands||United States||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|27 July 2013||Austin||Frank Erwin Center|
|29 July 2013||Tampa||Live Nation Amphitheatre|
|31 July 2013||West Palm Beach||Cruzan Amphitheatre|
|2 August 2013||Bristow||Jiffy Lube Live|
|4 August 2013||Holmdel||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|6 August 2013||Clarkston||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|8 August 2013||Uncasville||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|10 August 2013||Philadelphia||Wells Fargo Center|
|12 August 2013||Mansfield||Comcast Center|
|14 August 2013||Toronto||Canada||Air Canada Centre|
|16 August 2013||Tinley Park||United States||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|18 August 2013||Noblesville||Klipsch Music Center|
|22 August 2013||Vancouver||Canada||Rogers Arena|
|24 August 2013||George||United States||The Gorge Amphitheatre|
|26 August 2013||Mountain View||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|28 August 2013||Irvine||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|30 August 2013||Phoenix||US Airways Center|
|1 September 2013||Las Vegas||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|3 September 2013||Los Angeles||Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena|
|4 October 2013||Santiago||Chile||Estadio Monumental David Arellano|
|6 October 2013||La Plata||Argentina||Estadio Unico de La Plata|
|9 October 2013||Porto Alegre||Brazil||Fiergs|
|11 October 2013||São Paulo||Campo de Marte Airport|
|13 October 2013||Rio de Janeiro||Praça da Apoteose|
|15 October 2013||Belo Horizonte||Esplanada do Mineirão|
|19 October 2013||Bogotá||Colombia||Parque Simón Bolívar|
|22 October 2013||San José||Costa Rica||Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica|
|26 October 2013||Ciudad de Mexico||Mexico||Foro Sol|
|17 November 2013||Helsinki||Finland||Hartwall Arena|
|22 November 2013||Stockholm||Sweden||Friends Arena|
|24 November 2013||Oslo||Norway||Telenor Arena|
|26 November 2013||Copenhagen||Denmark||Forum Copenhagen|
|28 November 2013||Amsterdam||Netherlands||Ziggo Dome|
|30 November 2013||Dortmund||Germany||Westfalenhalle|
|2 December 2013||Paris||France||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy|
|4 December 2013||Frankfurt||Germany||Festhalle Frankfurt|
|7 December 2013||Prague||Czech Republic||O2 Arena|
|10 December 2013||London||England||The O2 Arena|
|12 December 2013||Belfast||Northern Ireland||Odyssey Arena|
|14 December 2013||Sheffield||England||Motorpoint Arena|
|16 December 2013||Glasgow||Scotland||The Hydro|
|18 December 2013||Manchester||England||Manchester Arena|
|20 December 2013||Birmingham||LG Arena|
|22 December 2013||National Indoor Arena|
|North America #2|
|31 March 2014||Brooklyn||United States||Barclays Center|
|3 April 2014||Halifax||Canada||Metro Centre|
|5 April 2014||Quebec City||Colisée Pepsi|
|7 April 2014||Montreal||Bell Centre|
|9 April 2014||London||Budweiser Gardens|
|11 April 2014||Hamilton||Copps Coliseum|
|13 April 2014||Ottawa||Canadian Tire Centre|
|16 April 2014||Winnipeg||MTS Centre|
|18 April 2014||Saskatoon||Credit Union Centre|
|20 April 2014||Calgary||Scotiabank Saddledome|
|22 April 2014||Edmonton||Rexall Place|
|26 April 2014||Los Angeles||United States||Hollywood Bowl|
|29 May 2014||Abu Dhabi||United Arab Emirates||Yas Island|
|1 June 2014||Moscow||Russia||Olimpiski|
|3 June 2014||St. Petersburg||Ice Palace|
|6 June 2014||Sölvesborg||Sweden||Sweden Rock Festival|
|8 June 2014||Berlin||Germany||Wuhlheide|
|11 June 2014||Łódź||Poland||Arena Łódź|
|13 June 2014||Munich||Germany||Königsplatz|
|15 June 2014||Nickelsdorf||Austria||Nova Rock Festival|
|18 June 2014||Bologna||Italy||Unipol Arena|
|20 June 2014||Zürich||Switzerland||Hallenstadion|
|22 June 2014||Clisson||France||Hellfest|
|25 June 2014||Stuttgart||Germany||Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle|
|27 June 2014||Essen||Stadion Essen|
|29 June 2014||Dessel||Belgium||Graspop Metal Meeting|
|4 July 2014||London||England||Hyde Park|
|16 October 2013||Lima, Peru||Estadio Monumental||Event cancelled by promoter for undisclosed reasons.|
|5 December 2013||Milan, Italy||Fiera Arena||Event cancelled by promoter for logistical reasons.|
2013: 641,928 tickets sold, $53.8 million from 54 shows
2014: 201,038 tickets sold, $18.2 million from 21 shows
Total available gross: 842,966 tickets sold, $72.0 million from 75 shows
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