Black Sabbath have confirmed the first reunion tour dates, and they will start off by playing many of the major European Rock Festivals. The reunion reportedly is expected to bring in roughly $160 million for singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward.

Black Sabbath 2012 Tour Dates:

May 18 – Moscow, Russia
May 20 – St. Petersburg, Russia
May 23 – Helsinki, Finland
May 25 – Stockholm, Sweden
May 29 – Bergen, Norway
May 31 – Oslo, Norway
June 2 – Malmo, Sweden
June 4 – Dortmund, Germany
June 10 – Donnington, UK
June 12 – Rotterdam, Holland
June 15 – Bilbao, Spain
June 17 – Nantes, France
June 19 – Paris, France
June 22 – Dessel, Belgium
June 24 – Milan, Italy

Tony Iommi’s memoir, “Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven And Hell With Black Sabbath”, landed at position No. 35 on the New York Times “Hardcover Nonfiction” best sellers list. The book was released in the United States on November 1 in hardback by Perseus Books/DeCapo Press. Da Capo reportedly paid a six-figure amount at auction for the rights to the 352-page book, which was described as “‘Angela’s Ashes’ meets ‘The Ground Beneath Her Feet’ meets ‘Spinal Tap'” by Foundry Literary + Media co-founder Peter McGuigan, who completed the North American rights deal for the memoir.

In a recent interview with Guitar World magazine, Iommi explained how his autobiography came together. “I had a chap called TJ Lammers, who I met many, many years ago when he used to work at Phonogram Records,” he said. “He later became a journalist and he had his own magazine. He lives in Holland and we’ve stayed in touch over the years. I’ve had a few people say, ‘Oh, I can write a book for you,’ but I wanted a different outlook to the normal music journalist, and that’s what happened. He came over to England and stayed with me for a few days. Then he’d write it up, come back again and do more. The whole thing took a couple years to finish.”