Heaven And Hell are forced to cancel all upcoming summer dates in Europe, including their headlining show at Bloodstock Open Air's 10th anniversary festival, Nova Rock and all Sonisphere dates.

The following statement has been posted on Tony Iommi's website: "We have to announce that all forthcoming Heaven And Hell 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."

Last year Ronnie James Dio was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Read more here.


Source: iommi.com
Band profile: Heaven And Hell
 
Posted: 05.05.2010 by floydiac



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Jan - 04.05.2010 at 23:32  
Not surprising really - the summer dates seemed on the optimistic side from the start.

Hope Dio are on the way to a full and complete recovery...
Vegard R - 04.05.2010 at 23:36  
I they get a good replacement. Halford for the Swedish Sonisphere, for example!
Black Conundrum - 04.05.2010 at 23:38  
I can totally understand the cancellation. I hope Ronnie James Dio gets well soon.
Jiri - 04.05.2010 at 23:46  
That sucks.
Baz Anderson - 05.05.2010 at 01:10  
I think it was a stupid decision for them to book all these shows when they didn't know Ronnie would be 100% better by the time.

Bloodstock will need to find another headliner now.
SatyriconChick - 05.05.2010 at 01:21  
Get well, Ronnie!!! <3
Metal Maiden - 05.05.2010 at 02:00  
Well, we had it coming I guess, it was too good to be true...Agree with Baz, they shouldn't have made the commitment in the first place, not with Ronnie's condition...It was gonna be the first time I see Ronnie live, and definitely one of the reasons I got myself a ticket for the Sonisphere show, but Ronnie's all that's important now - all my best wishes!!!

Still, I hope a replacement will be announced...
Lit. - 05.05.2010 at 04:53  
Fight through the pain, Dio! So that you may continue to bless Metal.
LeChron James - 05.05.2010 at 04:55  
DIG DEEP DIO! you've gotta pull through.
Got Mayhem? - 05.05.2010 at 05:20  
Disappointing but we all saw it coming. Apparently Dio is doing well so thank Thor for that
Doc Godin - 05.05.2010 at 05:38  
Disappointing, but not surprising.
soadbyob - 05.05.2010 at 06:19  
Damn, oh well. Get well soon Dio
Daggon - 05.05.2010 at 06:33  
Well, this was pretty obvious since the beginning, Ronnie has cancer, not a simple headache...
Jeff - 05.05.2010 at 11:13  
What a surprise...

Don't tell me that you were all expecting to see them at Sonisphere and co?
Valentin B - 05.05.2010 at 16:11  
Written by Jeff on 05.05.2010 at 11:13

What a surprise...

Don't tell me that you were all expecting to see them at Sonisphere and co?

actually i was quite looking forward to it

but then again i'm looking forward more to a kickass replacement such as Iced Earth or something
The Shape 1973 - 05.05.2010 at 21:06  
He is still rehearsing at the moment, so maybe he will be back one day. Get better Ronnie.
Demon hurt - 05.05.2010 at 22:54  
Shit!!!!
But Iwish he get well soon.
Warman - 05.05.2010 at 23:11  
Not at all surprised. Would actually have been surprised if they showed up. Hope you get well soon Dio!

Anyway, give me Dream Theater now!
Murder - 06.05.2010 at 12:31  
Ronnie take care plz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Valentin B - 26.09.2011 at 20:51  
Imo it would have been somewhat of a disgrace to see them play before The Big 4 of Thrash.

i might be idealistic here, but i think in terms of musical quality and influence, it's those 4 bands who should open for H&H, and definitely not the other way around.

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