Cancer Battle Kills Heaven and Hell Tour Plans

Heaven and Hell were forced to cancel their summer tour plans due to frontman Ronnie James Dio's battle with cancer. The band and Dio both issued statements. The band told fans: "We have to announce that all forthcoming European shows have been cancelled as sadly Ronnie isn�t well enough to tour this summer. We hope that everyone understands and want to thank fans and industry colleagues for their continuing support at this time."

Dio told fans on his site, "I would like to voice my great disappointment on the cancellation of the Heaven And Hell summer tour. Wendy, my doctors and I have worked so hard to make it happen for all of you, the ones we care so much about, that this set back could be devastating, but we will not let it be.

"With your continued love and support, we... will carry on and thrive. There will be other tours, more music, more life and much more magic. Ronnie James Dio"

Cancelled appearances
06/13 - Austria Nova Rock
06/18 - Switzerland Sonisphere
06/19 - Czech Republic Sonisphere
06/22 - Bulgaria Sonisphere
06/26 - Romania Sonisphere
06/27 - Turkey Sonisphere
07/01 - Rome Rock in Roma
07/03 - Madrid Alcatraz
07/04 - Italy Pordenone Fiera
07/06 - Spain Razzmatazz
07/08 - Portugal Optimus Alive
07/10 - Spain Sonisphere
07/24 - UK High Voltage
08/01 - Netherlands Waerdse Tempel
08/07 - Sweden Sonisphere
08/08 - Finland Sonisphere
08/11 - Norway Koengen
08/15 - UK Bloodstock

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