1998 European Festival Tour

Including the one lone non US Ozzfest date

Dates and research compiled by Joe Siegler & Robert Dwyer.
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Touring Band

  • Ozzy Osbourne – Vocals
  • Tony Iommi – Guitar
  • Geezer Butler – Bass
  • Vinny Appice – Drums
  • Geoff Nicholls – Keyboards

Typical Set List

  • War Pigs
  • NIB
  • Fairies Wear Boots
  • Snowblind
  • Into the Void
  • Spiral Architect
  • Lord of this World
  • Sweet Leaf
  • Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
  • Electric Funeral
  • Black Sabbath
  • Iron Man
  • Children of the Grave
  • Paranoid (encore)

Tour Notes

  • During rehearsals for the 1998 tour, Bill Ward had a heart attack that sidelined him for awhile.
  • Vinny Appice was brought on board to play for Bill for obvious reasons.
  • Vinny left Dio to take this gig. Rumors abound that Ronnie was po’ed at Vinny, and that’s why Vinny wasn’t invited back to the Dio band.
  • Additional info is available  on the official Ozzy site.
Date Location Venue Other Bands / Openers Notes
Jun 03 1998 First gig on the European 1998 Tour
Jun 03 1998 Budapest, Hungary Kisstadion
Jun 04 1998 Vienna, Austria Wels Rock
Jun 06 1998 Milan, Italy Gods of Metal Festival
Jun 09 1998 Prague, Czech Republic Slavia Athletics
Jun 10 1998 Katowice, Poland Spodek
Jun 13 1998 Hultsfred, Sweden Festival Hall
Jun 14 1998 Seinajoki, Finland Provinssirock Festival [ Concert Reviews ]
Jun 20 1998 Milton Keynes, UK Superbowl Technically an Ozzfest date – only non US Ozzfest date in 1998
Jun 22 1998 San Sebastian, Spain Football Stadium
Jun 25 1998 Rosklide, Denmark Festival
Jun 27 1998 St. Gallen, Switzerland Open Air Festival
Jun 28 1998 Dessel, Belgium Metal Meeting Festival
Jun 30 1998 Oslo, Norway Spectrum
Jun 30 1998 Last gig on the 1998 European Tour