Monday, November 20, 2017

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward hospitalized with heart problems

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has advised fans that he’s cancelled a series of upcoming US concert dates by his band Day Of Errors after being hospitalized with some heart issues.

“It’s with great, great sadness that I must tell you I have to cancel the Day Of Errors tour dates scheduled in December,” writes Ward. “I wound up in hospital this past weekend with heart problems. I am OK and in good recovery at this time. However, I’ve never experienced this particular type of heart problem before, and due to its nature, I had to make the decision to cancel the dates.

“I want to send my sincere apologies to everyone who was planning to come out to the shows. I’m so sorry we won’t be making it – I was looking forward to seeing you all and sharing this music with you. I’ll be in touch soon.”

Day Of Errors – Ward, vocalist Jason "Dewey" Bragg and guitarist/vocalist Joe Amodea – made its live debut in June 2016 at Gaslamp in Long Beach, CA and were scheduled to launch a 7-date run of US west coast dates starting December 7 in Eugene, OR before Ward’s health issue surfaced.

Tickets for all cancelled dates will be refunded at point of purchase. Tickets purchased through an online ticketing agency will be automatically refunded; please allow 7-10 days for refunds to appear.

Ward chose to sit out the Black Sabbath reunion in 2012 and the recent farewell tour over contractual issues and what became a very nasty public spat with his longtime friend and the band’s frontman Ozzy Osbourne.

Day Of Errors
2017 tour dates - cancelled

Dec 07 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
Dec 08 – Seattle, WA – High Dive
Dec 09 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
Dec 12 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Dec 13 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Dec 14 – Ventura, CA – The Garage
Dec 15 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

See also:

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Search Black Sabbath at hennemusic