BLACK SABBATH ANNOUNCE “THE END” TOUR DATES
It’s the Beginning of The End.
It started nearly five decades ago with a crack of thunder, a distant bell ringing and then that monstrous riff that shook the earth. The heaviest rock sound ever heard.
In that moment Heavy Metal was born, created by a young band from Birmingham, England barely out of their teens.
Now it ends, the final tour by the greatest Metal Band of all time, Black Sabbath. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible Black Sabbath story. Watch a video announcement below.
Black Sabbath’s farewell tour, The End, begins on January 20th, 2016 and it promises to surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever.
When this tour concludes, it will truly be the end, the end of one of the most legendary bands in Rock ‘n Roll history…
North American Tour Dates
1/20 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
1/22 Chicago, IL United Center
1/25 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
1/28 Saskatoon, SK Sasktel Centre
1/30 Edmonton, AB Rexall Centre
2/1 Calgary, ON Scotiabank Saddledome
2/3 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
2/6 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
2/9 San Jose, CA SAP Center
2/11 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
2/13 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
2/15 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
2/17 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
2/19 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
2/21 Hamilton, ON FirstOntario Centre
2/23 Montreal, QB Bell Centre
2/25 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden
Australia/New Zealand Tour Dates
4/15 Perth Perth Arena
4/17 Adelaide Entertainment Centre
4/19 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
4/23 Sydney Allphones Arena
4/25 Brisbane Entertainment Centre
4/28 Auckland Vector Arena
4/30 Dunedin Forsyth Barr Stadium
More dates to be announced in October 2015
Details on Tickets,VIP packages and more for the North American shows can be found at Live Nation.
Black Sabbath on the web:
I will miss Tony and Geezer. Ozzy and Sharon, not so much.
So no album first? Bill’s not even mentioned, so that answered that question, even though we all already knew what the answer would be. Poor Bill, I feel bad for him and the fans.
This is sad. We all knew it was coming, but now that it’s officially announced, I can’t help but feel sad that Sabbath will end. After Judas Priest, Black Sabbath is my second favorite band of all time. I still to this day can’t pick my favorite album out of the first six Ozzy era albums, so I just called it a six-way tie.
If you go to BlackSabbath.com and look at the main page, there’s a collage of old, classic pics of the band, which only shows the 3 current members and is laid out to purposefully exclude Bill Ward who was certainly present in most if not all of those pics. Disgusting!
I checked it out. I’ve seen a lot of those pictures before and Bill was in all of them. You’re right, it’s absolutely disgusting! I understand he’s technically not in the band anymore but altering old pictures in order to cut him out is a low blow.
Aside from the song “Black Sabbath”, the first album is steeped in blues influence. Deep Purple “In Roc”, now that’s the album that defined everything. Metal, hard rock…you can hear who listened to that record: Metallica, Rush, Maiden, Queen. I love Black Sabbath to death, but I will take Purple as the crown wearers for metal/hard rock. AND, no Bill Ward on the last tour? Sorry, guys. Glad I saw the originals in ’99 is all I have to say.
Uhhhh. Bill ward is not a member of the band. It’s a business….he doesn’t work for the business anymore.