Black Sabbath's Initial World Tour Dates

Black Sabbath will kick off their world reunion tour next year by headlining a number of Europe's premier music festivals in 2012.

They will kick things off on Friday May 18th in Moscow at Olimpski, followed by performances at Download Festival [UK], Azkena Rock Festival [Spain], Hellfest [France], Graspop Metal Meeting [Belgium] and Gods of Metal [Italy].

According to a statement, the group's global tour which will take the band around the world including countries the band has never played before and others they have not visited in more than three decades.

The four original members of Black Sabbath--Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Bill Ward (drums)--are currently recording their first studio album in 33 years with legendary producer Rick Rubin for release worldwide on Vertigo Records, and Vertigo/Universal Republic Records in the U.S. in the fall 2012.

Black Sabbath's confirmed European tour dates are below:

5/18 Moscow, Russia Olimpiski
5/20 St. Petersburg, Russia New Arena
5/23 Helsinki, Finland Hartwall Arena
5/25 Stockholm, Sweden Stadium
5/29 Bergen, Norway Bergen Calling Festival
5/31 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
6/2 Malmo, Sweden Malmo Stadium
6/4 Dortmund, Germany Westfalenhalle
6/10 Donnington, UK Download Festival
6/12 Rotterdam, Holland Ahoy
6/15 Bilbao, Spain Azkena Rock Festival
6/17 Nantes, France Hellfest
6/19 Paris, France Bercy
6/22 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
6/24 Milan, Italy Gods of Metal

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