Black Sabbath Announces “The End” Tour, North American Tour Dates Released
Black Sabbath officially announced their farewell tour, “The End,” on Thursday, which is set to begin in North America in January.
Black Sabbath Announces “The End” Tour Dates
In a new video message, Black Sabbath released “The End” North American tour dates. The heavy metal band will play 17 shows in the U.S.A. and Canada, starting Jan. 20 in Omaha and ending on Feb. 25 with a show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The band also released details for the Australian leg of “The End” tour. After touring North America, Black Sabbath will take a month-long break before resuming shows in Australia and New Zealand, where they will perform seven concerts in the last two weeks of April. More tour dates will be released in October.
According to the announcement video, Black Sabbath promises that “The End” will “surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever.”
Original Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler are all set to return for the tour, first announced by Osbourne in April. The only member not returning is drummer Bill Ward, who had a public falling out with the band in 2012 and was not featured on their comeback album, 13. Though the band did not announce who would be joining them on the drums for “The End” tour, it is widely believed that Tommy Clufetos, who previously toured with Black Sabbath on their reunion tour, will take Ward’s place.