Black Sabbath announce dates in early 2016 for “The End” tour

Black Sabbath announce dates in early 2016 for “The End” tour

Black Sabbath have announced North American dates for “The End” tour. The band’s farewell tour has been billed as the last tour for the original band members, Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass), together as Black Sabbath.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 10:00 am EDT.

Black Sabbath released their studio album 13 back in mid-2013 which was the first group effort featuring Osbourne, Iommi and Butler in 35 years but it did not include original drummer Bill Ward. Sleaze Roxx stated in its review of 13: “If there is one CD that has received more hype, drama and interest leading up to its release, it has to be Black Sabbath‘s latest CD 13 — the band’s first release in 35 years with the ever crazy but loveable Ozzy Osbourne. Having been named one of the most influential bands in the history of rock ‘n’ roll and the founders of the heavy metal genre by numerous heavy metal legends including Rob Halford of Judas Priest, all eyes were on Black Sabbath to see whether they could live up to their legend and back catalog of amazing doom and gloom heavy music.” Sleaze Roxx concluded that: “…Black Sabbath has proved with 13 that they still have a lot of game and cemented why the band is widely recognized as the founders of the heavy metal genre.”

Black Sabbath ended up doing a very successful tour behind 13 with drummer Tommy Clufetos handling the drum duties. Sleaze Roxx stated in its review of the band’s Toronto stop: “I could not tell from the box how engaged the crowd really was but other box attendees commented after Black Sabbath‘s set that this was the most engaged crowd they had ever seen at the Air Canada Centre. Thank you Black Sabbath for a great show — very impressive for three guys in their mid-60s!”

BS posterAnnounced Tour Dates:
01/20/16 – Omaha, Nebraska, USA – CenturyLink Center
01/22/16 – Chicago, Illinois, USA – United Center
01/25/16 – Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA – Target Center
01/28/16 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada – SaskTel Centre
01/30/16 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
02/01/16 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Scotiabank Saddledome
02/03/16 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Rogers Arena
02/06/16 – Tacoma, Washington, USA – Tacoma Dome
02/09/16 – San Jose, California, USA – SAP Center
02/11/16 – Inglewood, California, USA – The Forum
02/13/16 – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – Mandalay Bay Events Center
02/15/16 – Denver, Colorado, USA – Pepsi Center
02/17/16 – Kansas City, Missouri, USA – Sprint Center
02/19/16 – Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA – The Palace of Auburn Hills
02/21/16 – Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – FirstOntario Centre
02/23/16 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Bell Centre
02/25/16 – New York, New York, USA – Madison Square Garden
04/15/16 – Perth, Australia – Perth Arena
04/17/16 – Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia – Adelaide Entertainment Centre in
04/19/16 – Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
04/23/16 – Sydney, Australia – Allphones Arena
04/25/16 – Boondall, Queensland, Australia – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
04/28/16 – Auckland, New Zealand – Vector Arena
04/30/16 – Dunedin, New Zealand – Forsyth Barr Stadium