The founding fathers of heavy metal, Black Sabbath, have just announced that they will be embarking on one ‘final’ world tour before wrapping up their career entirely.
The Ozzy Osbourne-fronted rock band have enjoyed more than four decades of musical success, and have gone on to be considered one of the most important bands in rock and metal history. Sure, they’re not exactly heavy or even metal by today’s standards, but their role in shaping the way we listened to heavy music and rock ‘n roll could not be underestimated.
Black Sabbath’s last album 13, came out back in 2011, which saw them tour the world extensively. Now, they’ve said that the forthcoming ‘The End Tour’ will “surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerising production ever.” The current tour dates kick off the USA in January, followed by Aus and New Zealand dates in April. More will apparently be announced.
The live lineup will consist of core members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, along with drummer Tommy Clufetos, playing in Bill Ward’s place.
You can check out the hilariously cheesy announcement video right here and check out the tour dates and ticket details below:
Black Sabbath 2016 Tour Dates:
20th Jan – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
22nd Jan – Chicago, IL @ United Center
25th Jan – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
28th Jan – Saskatoon, SK @ Sasktel Center
30th Jan – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Centre
1st Feb – Calgary, ON @ Scotiabank Saddledome
3rd Feb – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
6th Feb – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
9th Feb – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
11th Feb – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
13th Feb – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
15th Feb – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
17th Feb – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
19th Feb – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
21st Feb – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
23rd Feb – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
25th Feb – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
15th April – Perth, AU @ Perth Arena
17th April – Adelaide, AU @ Entertainment Centre
19th April – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
23rd April – Sydney, AU @ Allphones Arena
25th April – Brisbane, AU @ Entertainment Centre
28th April – Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena
30th April – Dunedin, NZ @ Forsyth Barr Stadium
Australian shows: Tickets go on sale at 10 am on Monday September 21.
Telstra are also offering a 48-hour pre-sale for customers, running from 2pm on September 15. Details here. Similarly, you can access tickets from the Live Nation pre-sale at 2 pm on September 18, details here.