Red Hot Chili Peppers, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party will also play in Chicago this August
Black Sabbath were originally supposed to play Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this weekend and next, but pulled out when guitarist Tony Iommi fell ill and had to be treated for lymphoma. Rolling Stone spoke to Lollapalooza founder and Jane’s Addiction frontman, Perry Farrell about the booking.
“Every festival in the world wanted Black Sabbath to perform, but at the time of the announcement [of their reunion] they had to back off and cancel all their shows,” he said. “It broke my heart, but I just kind of kept a little fire building, a little kindling going to see if possibly we could get Black Sabbath. I didn’t have much faith.”
Other bands on the Lollapalooza bill include Florence And The Machine, Justice, The Shins, Sigur Ros, Frank Ocean, The Temper Trap, Alabama Shakes, The Gaslight Anthem, Bombay Bicycle Club, Michael Kiwanuka, Sharon Van Etten and First Aid Kit. For a full line-up visit: Lollapalooza.com.
Tony Iommi recently revealed that despite his ongoing cancer treatment, the band have continued to work on their new album and have written “some great new tracks”.
The metal legends will also headline Download festival on June 10, but have replaced many of their previously announced European festival dates with Ozzy & Friends gigs. The shows will see frontman Ozzy Osbourne joined by special guests including former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Geezer Butler and Zakk Wylde.