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Heaven & Hell Cancel Summer Tour

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Ronnie James Dio's ongoing battle with cancer has led his band Heaven & Hell to pull all of their tourdates scheduled for this summer.

Members of the group issued a statement on the matter: "We have to announce that all forthcoming Heaven & Hell European shows have been cancelled as sadly Ronnie isn't well enough to tour. We hope that everyone understands and want to thank fans and industry colleagues for their continuing support at this time."

Dio, along with other Black Sabbath alumni including Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Apice formed Heaven & Hell in 2006. The band had been touring in support of their first full-length album, "The Devil You Know" which was released in April 2009.

Dio was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2009 and recently announced that the illness was making eating difficult.

Cancelled shows
13/06 Austria Nova Rock
18/06 Switzerland Sonisphere
19/06 Czech Republic Sonisphere

22/06 Bulgaria Sonisphere
26/06 Romania Sonisphere
27/06 Turkey Sonisphere
01/07 Rome Rock in Roma
03/07 Madrid Alcatraz
04/07 Italy Pordenone Fiera
06/07 Spain Razzmatazz
08/07 Portugal Optimus Alive
10/07 Spain Sonisphere
24/07 UK High Voltage
01/08 Netherlands Waerdse Tempel
07/08 Sweden Sonisphere
08/08 Finland Sonisphere
11/08 Norway Koengen
15/08 UK Bloodstock

-CelebrityaAccess Staff Writers