1999 “Reunion” Tour

Multi-Part tour to support the “Reunion” album

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

  • Ozzy Osbourne – Vocals
  • Tony Iommi – Guitar
  • Geezer Butler – Bass
  • Bill Ward – Drums
  • Vinny Appice – Drums (but did not play, see notes)
  • Geoff Nicholls – Keyboards

Black Sabbath touring in 1999 has four distinct parts.

  1. The Reunion Tour – these shows were officially to support the Reunion album.
  2. Ozzfest ’99 – Sabbath headlines the annual Ozzfest.
  3. Summer 99 – These dates were not Ozzfest shows, they were “Sabbath” shows
  4. Winter ’99 – These are Sabbath shows in and around England

1999 Tour Notes

  • Vinny Appice was on tour with the guys “just in case” (those words are from the tour program). The “just in case” was in case Bill Ward couldn’t ‘handle it’.
  • These gigs were originally planned back in Nov 98, and then cancelled before tickets went on sale: Anaheim, CA (Jan 7), State College, PA (Feb 1), Montreal Canada (Feb 11).
  • The Philadelphia PA gig originally scheduled for Jan 28 was postponed to Feb 18th.
  • The Pittsburgh PA gig originally scheduled for Jan 29 was postponed to Feb 19th and became the last show of the tour.
  • The Salt Lake City gig was originally scheduled for Jan 14th, then postponed to Feb 23rd, and then cancelled.
  • The Denver gig was originally scheduled for Jan 15th, then postponed to Feb 21st, and then cancelled.
  • The Buffalo gig was originally scheduled for Feb 1st, then indefinitely postponed, and then cancelled.
  • Towards the end of the tour there were a couple of gigs rumoured to happen in Tenessee, but they didn’t occur.
  • There were three gigs added and then cancelled in the same wave of cancellations that affected Buffalo, Denver, & Salt Lake City. These gigs were Peoria IL (Feb 25), Ames IA (Feb 26), & Fargo ND (Mar 2).
  • All of these cancellations were due to problems with Oz’s voice (throat nodule(s)).

Tour Photos

I’ve also got a photo gallery with 81 pictures from backstage on Ozzfest 99.  If you want to check them out, click the photo below.