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Black Sabbath to kick off tour in Moscow

Nov. 18, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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MOSCOW, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- British heavy-metal band Black Sabbath is to begin its first concert tour in decades in Russia this May, organizers said Friday.

Singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bass player Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward announced this month plans to release their first album together in 33 years in 2012.

RIA Novosti said the band, which was formed in 1969, is to play Moscow's Olimpiyski stadium May 18 and St. Petersburg's Nova Arena stadium May 20.

"The program of the tour will likely to include only hits. They have not played together for a long time, and it is going to be a present for their fans," Vladimir Zubitsy, the promoter of the band's Russian concerts, told RIA Novosti.

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