Bill Ward's New Band Plots West Coast Tour
By Andrew Magnotta
October 30, 2017
After quitting Black Sabbath in 2011 due to a contract dispute, and not being invited to perform at the band's final concert this past year, Ward accused his former bandmates Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi of making false remarks about his health to explain away his absence.
But Ward wrote in a Facebook post in August that he's still proud of his contributions to Black Sabbath, and he remains excited about music in general.
“I regret the loss of Ozzy’s friendship. I regret the loss of Tony’s friendship," he wrote at the time. "I’m honored to have been a part of Black Sabbath, and to have played with Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, and Geezer Butler."
Ward said that while Sabbath would have fans believe he was excluded because of ill-health, the drummer says he's perfectly fit to perform live music—something he intends to do stateside this winter.
Day of Errors, which also includes bassist/vocalist Nick Diltz and guitarist Joe Amodea, was unveiled in 2016. Ward said the band was born out of his "desire to have my drumming spirit continue to live...We play loud [and] hard, with overtures of gut-kicking heavy, heavy parts."
The band plans to share some of its new music on the tour.
Day of Errors West Coast Tour 2017
Dec. 7: Wow Hall – Eugene, OR
Dec. 8: High Dive – Seattle, WA
Dec. 9: Dante's – Portland, OR
Dec. 12: Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Dec. 13: Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Dec. 14: The Garage – Ventura, CA
Dec. 15: The Casbah – San Diego, CA
Photo: Instagram / Day of Errors Official