Drummer Bill Ward has released the following statement:

“Hi Everyone,

It’s with great, great sadness that I must tell you I have to cancel the Day Of Errors tour dates scheduled in December. 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.

All my love,

All Bill Ward/Day of Errors tour dates have been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Tickets 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.

December 7 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
December 8 – Seattle, WA – High Dive
December 9 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
December 12 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
December 13 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
December 14 – Ventura, CA – The Garage
December 15 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

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  • Frank T on

    Sure looks like Ozzy, Tony and Geezer were telling the truth after all.

    • robert davenport on

      Frank T, your right – looks like they had no choice but to keep him off the tour – looks like most of the drama about the reunion was bills health after all – if ozzy, geezer and tony read posts on eddies site , I hope you all can accept my sincere apology for my comments about you ~bob

    • Jeffbo24 on

      That was the first thing that came to mind for me as well.

  • Taskerofpuppets on

    Aww, that sux for Bill. Here’s to a quick recovery. I hope you reschedule, but won’t be surprised if you’re not able. I’ll never forget the first time I heard “Rat Salad” You’re the best.

  • Rattlehead on

    Bill, prayers for your speedy recovery.

    Sad to say, but hopefully all original Sabbath members think seriously about both Bill’s and Tony’s health issues and realize their time for a reunion can immediately disappear with each passing day….It’s more difficult to regret the things you didn’t do than it is to regret the things you wish you never did.

  • Keith G on

    Based on this, I have to say that Tony, Geezer, and Ozzy were probably telling the truth about Bill’s health problems preventing him from participating in the final Black Sabbath shows. I feel bad for Bill, but the show must go on, as they say.

  • Tyger of Pan Tang on

    The issues over the last Sabbath tour weren’t only because of Bill’s physical health, as Ozzy had to cancel dates for that reason too.

    I think what has been less documented is that in the 90s, the rest of the original Sabs went through hell over Bill’s ridiculous demands over refusing to play venues where “tobacco and leather products” were sold. Obviously, he eventually caved on that, and did a tour and live album, but you really have to wonder about a person’s state of mind when these things come up.

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