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Heaven & Hell Euro Tour Cancelled

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Although music fans will be disappointed to hear of Heaven & Hell's cancellation, the sadder story is that Ronnie James Dio is finding the fight against the stomach cancer diagnosed at the end of 2009 a difficult one.

This statement appeared on the band's official site earlier this week:

"We have to announce that all forthcoming Heaven & Hell European shows have been cancelled as sadly Ronnie isn't well enough to tour this summer. We hope that everyone understands and want to thank fans and industry colleagues for their continuing support at this time."

The Guitarist team continues to send Ronnie and his family their very best wishes and hope he makes a speedy recovery.

Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Total Guitar magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.