Black Sabbath Announces ‘The End’: Their Final Tour Ever

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    Black Sabbath Announces ‘The End’: Their Final Tour Ever
    September 3, 2015 1:36 PM

    by Jay Tilles

    It’s the beginning of the end for Black Sabbath. “The End Tour” to be exact. With the posting of a dramatic promotional video (watch above), the band has issued the following release.

    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.

    Black Sabbath’s farewell tour, The End, begins on January 20, 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 most legendary bands in Rock ’n Roll history…

    According to the announcement, the tour promises to “surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever.”

    Related: Ozzy Osbourne in ’92: ‘There’s No Chance of Me Rejoining Black Sabbath’

    Tickets for most dates go on sale Saturday, September 12 at 10:00am local time via Live Nation.

    North American Tour Dates

    01/20 Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
    01/22 Chicago, IL @ United Center
    01/25 Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
    01/28 Saskatoon, SK @ Sasktel Centre
    01/30 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Centre
    02/01 Calgary, ON @ Scotiabank Saddledome
    02/03 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
    02/06 Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
    02/09 San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
    02/11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
    02/13 Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
    02/15 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
    02/17 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
    02/19 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
    02/21 Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
    02/23 Montreal, QB @ Bell Centre
    02/25 New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden

    Australia/New Zealand Tour Dates

    04/15 Perth @ Perth Arena
    04/17 Adelaide Entertainment Centre
    04/19 Melbourne @ Rod Laver Arena
    04/23 Sydney @ Allphones Arena
    04/25 Brisbane Entertainment Centre
    04/28 Auckland @ Vector Arena
    04/30 Dunedin @ Forsyth Barr Stadium
     
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    i'll be there. ill spend whatever they ask. MSG
     
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    September 3, 2015
    Black Sabbath Farewell Tour Announced, But Who Is Playing Drums?
    Sandra Johnson
    Black Sabbath’s farewell tour, aptly dubbed The End, is expected to help the iconic heavy metal band go out with a bang. In fact, the farewell tour “promises to surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever,” according to Black Sabbath’s website.

    The band announced their farewell tour today via their website. The Black Sabbath’s farewell tour is expected to begin on January 20, with dates already announced in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. More dates will be announced later, according to Rolling Stone.

    The announcement on Black Sabbath’s website was filled with much of the drama and excitement that has become characteristic of the legendary heavy metal band. The announcement started with a flashback to the beginning of the band’s history.

    “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.”

    The statement ended with information about which band members will participate in Black Sabbath’s final tour.

    “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.”

    According to Rolling Stone, it isn’t clear who will play the drums on the Black Sabbath farewell tour. The original drummer, Bill Ward, had a falling out with the other band members and earlier this year told Rolling Stone he wasn’t sure if he was still a member of Black Sabbath or not.
    His quick comment to the media outlet indicates that he will not participate on the Black Sabbath farewell tour.

    “I wish them well, and I have no further comment.”

    In Ward’s absence, Tommy Clufetos has filled in as the Black Sabbath drummer in the past. Whether he will fill in for the final tour has not yet been announced.

    Ozzy Osbourne, the iconic and controversial front man for Black Sabbath, will turn 67-years-old in December. Osbourne had hinted at an upcoming Black Sabbath farewell tour and final album last year, but there was no information about an album included in the tour announcement.

    http://www.inquisitr.com/2390779/black-sabbath-farewell-tour-announced-but-who-is-playing-drums/
     
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    Can Ozzy even sing anymore? Let alone even stand up? :doh:
     
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    Depressing that all the bands I've enjoyed will be gone soon.
     
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    I saw them 2-3 years ago. Tony and geezer still sound great. I've seen ozzy about 10'times. He used to hold up doing the slower lower key sabbath stuff but he really struggled and he cant even run around and curse like he used to do to make up for it. Its time for him to hang it up but i envision sharon squeezing another solo album out of him. I cant believe iommi toured on chemo. Its ashame bill ward cant be there but they say he just cant get it done musically.

    Their last album 13 is the greatest effort from an old band i have ever heard. Not the level of their first 6 albums but better than anything else in current music.
     
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    Will they play an Ozzy tunes, or all Sabath you think? Count me in if I can hear some bark at the moon.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. I'm 43 now. Who am going to see when I'm 63? Miley or Brittney? GTFOH.
     
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    no, he sounds awful. he basically talks the lyrics and has the audience sing a bunch.
     
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    it'll be all black Sabbath. and don't expect to hear many deep cuts. maybe one or 2 rarities that's it.
     
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    Sabbath are gods to me but I could give a shit to see this.

    Fucking seeing lemmy last week almost made me cry.
     
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    That's what I thought, he was doing that 10-15 years ago, I could only imagine what it would be like now?? :confused:
     
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    I saw them on the 13 album tour as well in Brooklyn last year as well.
    Yeah Geezer sounded amazing, and Iommi is a friggin musical God. He just never makes a mistake or sounds bad in any way.
    They played a couple songs off the 13 album and they were ok. They know what peple wanna hear.
    Then they played pretty much every song you can hear on rock stations as well as some deeper stuff.
    1. War Pigs
    2. Into the Void
    3. Under the Sun/Every Day Comes and Goes
    4. Snowblind
    5. Age of Reason
    6. Black Sabbath
    7. Behind the Wall of Sleep
    8. N.I.B.
    9. End of the Beginning
    10. Fairies Wear Boots
    11. Rat Salad/Supernaut
    12. Iron Man
    13. God Is Dead?
    14. Dirty Women
    15. Children of the Grave
     
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    i did cry:down: :gayflag:
     
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    I saw them last year. he sounded terrible.
    But its fucking Sabbath!
     
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    Not without Bill Ward.

    Hey, Sharon Stone may have been hot 40 years ago, but I'm not gonna fuck a 90 year old.
     
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    yeah I know.. but Bill cant play anymore. that other guy was good.
     
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    ...that's a hell of a lot more than today's pop "Talents" do.......:coffee:
     
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    Huge fan, saw them in 1999 (full set) with the original line-up, that was good enough for me. Don't need to taint the experience by a lesser performance and without Bill Ward. Ozzy was singing off the teleprompter even then and couldn't hit the high notes of "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" so he sang an octave lower.

    1/5/1999 Great Western Forum, Los Angeles
    War Pigs
    N.I.B.
    Fairies Wear Boots
    After Forever
    Electric Funeral
    Sweet Leaf
    Into the Void
    Snowblind
    Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
    Dirty Women
    Black Sabbath
    Iron Man
    Children of the Grave
    Paranoid
     
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    At least we'll have these guys after the originals retire...

     
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